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    How to make your desktop look like Windows 8

    Credits go to StevenWongo



    Step 1 - Rainmeter
    Download and Install Rainmeter



    Step 2 - The Files Needed
    Download the files for this to work.
    Rainmeter Theme - Omnimo 4.0
    Zetro [Taskbar and Custom Theme Patcher] - Zetro 1.2
    Icons [ Not Necessary] - Suave Icons
    Start Orb - Microsoft Metro Start Orbs



    Step 3 - Installing and Patching for the Zetro Theme
    HOW TO INSTALL THE THEME
    1. In the Extras folder there is another folder with a name "Uxtheme Patch"
    2. Enter the folder then right click and Run as Administrator the "UniversalThemePatcher-x64" or "UniversalThemePatcher-x86"
    3. Click on all 3 buttons with the name Patch from the Top to Bottom
    4. Restart your computer
    5. Go to the Theme folder and then pick if you want your Taskbar on the Top Or Bottom
    6. Top/Bottom, Open one folder and you should see a Zetro Folder and Zetro
    7. Copy and paste that into C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
    8. Right-Click desktop and select Personalize
    9. Under Installed Themes select Zetro



    Step 4 - Changing Your Start Orb
    1. In the Zetro Pack, Go to Extras
    2. Select Windows 7 Start Orb Changer
    3. Run Windows 7 Start Orb Changer as Administrator
    4. Select Change
    5. Go to where you saved your Start Orbs and select one





    Step 5 - Changing Your Navigation Buttons
    1. In the Zetro Pack, Go to Extras
    2. Select Navigation Button Changer
    3. Run as Administrator
    4. Click an icon, then select change.
    5. Repeat for all the icons available.



    Step 6 - Customization
    No steps here. Just customize it to how you like it.



    Step 7- How to Change Icons
    NOTE: This is not a required step.
    1. Right-Click the application you wish to change the icon of.
    2. Select Change Icon
    3. Select Browse and go to where you saved Suave Icons
    4. Select Icons folder
    5. Find icon and select it
    6. Select ok, and Boom! Shes done!



    NOTE: Those Black Rectangles housing my applications is another program called Fences. You can look that program up if you wish to use it also. Its simple and shouldn't need a tutorial.

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    Re: How to make your desktop look like Windows 8

    hmm looks pretty interesting, may try it out not sure though lol, nice share Odd :)
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    Re: How to make your desktop look like Windows 8

    windows 7 rules screw 8

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    Re: How to make your desktop look like Windows 8

    oh crap... people should boycott that **** windows8 instead of trying to imitate it...
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    Re: How to make your desktop look like Windows 8

    thanks for sharing this just did it to my laptop looks awesome my dad's gonna think I installed windows 8 consumer on my laptop when I just did this lol
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    Re: How to make your desktop look like Windows 8

    Pretty cool although its not my style to much going on the screen for me i like a lot of space but im sure others will find this very useful

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    Re: How to make your desktop look like Windows 8

    Cool thanks man.
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    Re: How to make your desktop look like Windows 8

    Nice one, mate!

 

 
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