How do I install a screensaver?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rochelley, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. rochelley macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2008
    Hey Guys!

    I'm having trouble installing a screensaver and I'm hoping you can help.

    I've downloaded the screensaver and the file is saved to my desktop. The download was a .exe file, but I've changed it to .saver. I've dragged the file into the screensavers folder in my library. I went into system preferences/desktop and screensavers and the file shows up with the rest of the screensavers. When I click on it to activate it, an error message pops up and says "CouldNotLoad_ArchMisMatch"

    What am I doing wrong???

    Thanks :)
  2. surflordca macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I am not a Mac expert but I would say that you are trying to run a Windows program on the Mac side of the computer.
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Yeah, THAT'LL work. :rolleyes:

    EXE files cannot be run on a Mac in any way, shape, or form (shut up, Cider proponents...).

    What's wrong with the Apple site or this one for your screensavory (ha, ha, food pun) needs?
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    The error message "CouldNotLoad_ArchMisMatch" should say it all - architecture mismatch, meaning it will not run. Converting a windows program to run under Mac OSx is never simple; it's far easier to just get an OSx version.

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