I have checked the screensaver.
The Archive.zip contains two files that seem to be only a part of the screensaver project. Combined size is 96 KB so I couldn't use those.
I used the .exe screensaver installer which basically only copies the .scr file (AEM_Screensaver_Install_V2.scr) into the C:\Windows\system32 folder so that Windows can recognize it as a screensaver since it loads screensavers from that folder.
As I mentioned, I have several computers and I have tested the screensaver under these Windows verions:
- Windows XP Professional 32-bit
- Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
- Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
- Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit
- Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
I first ran it on a Windows XP computer by clicking on the Preview button. The screensaver stopped after 2:20 min, which means it cannot restart the screensaver animation in the Preview mode. I then let the computer run the screensaver by its own after 1 min of inactivity and it lasted for more than 30 minutes, so it was able to go through many loops.
When I installed it on a Windows Vista computer, I received an error about not having Flash Player installed. I actually did have Flash Player installed, but only for Mozilla Firefox. I needed to install Flash Player for Internet Explorer to be able to run the screensaver. However, the first time I just say the black screen. I then disabled the screensaver (set to None) and selected it again. When I selected it, the computer kind of froze for about 2 seconds. The screensaver was probably being loaded into memory. After 1 minute, the screensaver started and worked just fine for more than 20 minutes.
The problems started to occur when loading on a Windows 7 computer. The moment I installed it, my Avast anti-virus started to scan the file, and after several seconds, it said it was all fine.
When I clicked the Preview button, I received the "AEM_Screensaver_Install_V2" has stopped working message. I checked the log and it mentioned a flash player file. I then disabled the screensaver and selected it again, as I did for the Windows Vista computer, and it also kind of froze for 1 second and then it worked just fine afterward. It could repeat the animations.
No problems for Windows 8.1 computer - all went fine.
However, the screensaver didn't work quite well on a Windows 10 computer. It installed OK, but at first, it couldn't repeat the animation, so it just stopped after 2:20 min. When I restarted the computer and left it, I noticed the screensaver worked just fine after I returned. It could repeat the animations.
So, the results show that the screensaver mostly worked just fine. My Windows XP computer wasn't connected to the Internet, while others were. I don't think Internet connection changes anything.
The screensaver is quite graphic card and/or processor demanding. After it has started on all my computers, the fan turned on and never stopped while the screensaver was on. The fan turned on even on my new laptop with Intel i7 processor. It was like I was playing some high demanding game.
Anyway, based on what I've seen, the screensaver relies on Flash Player for Internet Explorer. It doesn't use Silverlight or any other plug-in. It is possible that the graphic card drivers are also play a key role, so you can update the graphic card drivers for the Office computers. You can also temporary disable anti-virus program and check the changes.
You can also update the Flash Player for Internet Explorer. You can download the full installer on this link:https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html
If you have another version of screensaver, you don't need to create an .exe installer, but just manually copy the .scr file into the C:\Windows\system32 folder and Windows will automatically detect it and will show it in the list of screensavers.
Also, my recommendation is to lower the graphic effects so that it doesn't turn on the fan immediately after being started. After all, it is just a screensaver. :)
Those are my comments. I hope you find them helpful.