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Windows 7: I was completely dumbfounded when I saw this...

18 Nov 2010   #1
Sweet Tooth

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
I was completely dumbfounded when I saw this...

How did this person manage to get all of this awesome looking stuff on what appears to me to be Windows 7?

Or, I suppose my real question is, how could I do at least some of this?




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18 Nov 2010   #2
MK2

 
 

Hi Sweet Tooth, welcome to SevenForums!

I think most of it is done with a program called Rainmeter, here's a description of the program:

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Rainmeter is a desktop customization platform. Through Rainmeter, you can enhance your Windows computer at home or work with skins: handy, compact applets which float freely on your desktop, much like Windows Sidebar gagdgets, or dashboard widgets for the Mac. Rainmeter skins provide you with useful information at a glance. It's easy to keep an eye on your system resources, like memory and battery power, or your online data streams, including email, RSS feeds, and weather forecasts. Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, and send your tweets to Twitter - all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking.
You can find it here: Rainmeter.net

MK2
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18 Nov 2010   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

yep - looks like rainmeter.

i don't know what that skin is called, it could be a few combined together.

there's also a customised start-orb and a fancy wallpaper.
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18 Nov 2010   #4
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

So is Windows Aero required for this to work? or I can customize basic settings since my onboard video is absolute crap.

Anyways that preview in the first post really got me what is really holding me back from downloading it is the following:
1. Does it need Windows Aero to work?
2. Do you need constant connectivitiy to the internet at all times?
3. Is this even free?
4. When the info pack MK2 quoted "You can enhance your computer using skins." Does this mean more RAM usage?
5. Is ths recommened for computers like mine that has onboard video and not a card?

This is just a few things I would like to ask about this. Don't get me wrong I would download, but I need to be sure.
Oh and one more question:
6. How does one accomplish what is on the attachment and also estimated time of completion for this?
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18 Nov 2010   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

1 - don't need aero - it will work on xp

2 - no, only need internet to download it

3 - completely free and open source

4 - more skins will mean more ram, but not much

5 - it's very light on resources

6 - you can probably download the skin - if you can find it! where did you find the screenshot - is there more info? or google rainmeter skins, and have a look...

why not just try it and see? rainmeter.net

easily uninstallable if you don't like it.
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18 Nov 2010   #6
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Ok I will try it out for a few mins alright wish me luck. =P
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18 Nov 2010   #7
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Hold on, doesn't this changes some system setting for this to work?

I'm going to wait for reassurement first then i'll install it.
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18 Nov 2010   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

no - it just installs like any other program, and adds a shortcut to your start-up folder.

there is nothing to worry about! trust me all it does is add dynamic text and simple gfx onto your desktop.

your skin looks a bit like the work of a designer called crucafix at deviantart
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18 Nov 2010   #9
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

ok then i'll give it a go then. I really hope nothing goes wrong.

Ok.. I unziped it and it just gave me a bunch of folders honestly I can't find the installer for it.
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18 Nov 2010   #10
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

that's because you downloaded the zip file version, and not the installer.

(the zip file version is for more advanced users)

go back to rainmeter.net and download the installer.


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