Install Windows Screensavers on Raspberry Pi
14 Windows screensavers that run well on Raspberry Pi.
Once installed, you can launch Botspot's Screensavers GUI from:
Menu -> Preferences -> Windows Screensavers.
To run in terminal: ~/Screensavers/gui
Preview a screensaver, change its settings, and enable it to run after a specified duration of inactivity. The screensaver will not start while audio is playing.
Note: If you don't have Wine installed, this app will install it for you.
In addition to the Windows Screensavers, Botspot's Screensaver GUI also allows convenient installation of GPU-accelerated Xscreensaver, preset to enable the best ones out of 230 screensavers.
Fortunately, Windows Screensavers is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Windows Screensavers.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bookworm.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.
Windows Screensavers will only run on PiOS 32-bit. Pi-Apps will not let you install Windows Screensavers on PiOS 64-bit.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Install Windows Screensavers
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Windows Screensavers.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Appearance category.
Now scroll down to find Windows Screensavers in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Windows Screensavers for you!