Turn off screensaver via function call

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    Turn off screensaver via function call

    I would like to turn off the screensaver, if it is currently running. I have found these two functions, but neither of them seem to work.

    Code:
    SystemParametersInfo(SPI_SETSCREENSAVEACTIVE, FALSE, NULL, 0);
    SendMessage(GetDesktopWindow(), WM_SYSCOMMAND, SC_SCREENSAVE, -1);

    Any help is appreciated.

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    Tried:-
    Code:
    HKEY hKey;
    
    RegOpenKeyEx(HKEY_CURRENT_USER, "Control Panel\\Desktop", 0, KEY_SET_VALUE, &hKey);
    RegSetValueEx(hKey, "ScreenSaveActive", 0, REG_SZ, "0", 1);
    RegCloseKey(hKey);
    ?

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    Originally posted by golfinguy4
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