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Combine Rainmeter Skins To Create Windows 7 Sci-Fi Desktop! [XTREME-Tech]

Tech Rainmeter Skin For Windows 7.Jpg Today we’re going to take a look at a cool collection of Rainmeter skins to create our very own Sci-Fi desktop that will make Windows 7 look extremely cool

 

1. Step Head over to burnwell88.deviantart.com, vick88.deviantart.com and crucafix.deviantart.com to download their Rainmeter skins

Because the authors do not provide *.rmskins we created them for you so you can save a little time. However, if you want to learn how to create the installers yourself you can find the step by step instructions below. You can download the installers here:

Load Rainmeter Skins (Skip To Next Headline If You Know How This Works)

2. Step Extract all files

3. Step Open the folder tech_a_by-byurnwell and double-click the *.rmskin file

4. Step Now right-click an existing Rainmeter widget and select “Manage skin”

5. Step Uncollapse TECH_A as seen below

Load Tech Rainmeter Skin

6. Step Click the button Load on the right pane for various INI files. You should now have something like this

Rainmeter Tech Skin Planetside 2.Jpg

7. Step If you also want a similar horizontal bar, check out the Skyrim Rainmeter skin

Creating Your Own Rainmeter Package (Missing RMSKIN Installer)

Important: Some Rainmeter skin authors do not create those nifty .rmskin installers. In that case we have to build our own installer, but it can be done in less than 5 minutes, simply follow the steps below

8. Next copy the folder FlyAway that we extracted from the archive FlyAway_for_rainmeter_by_crucafix.rar to the default location of all Rainmeter skins  as seen below

Flyaway Rainmeter Skins Stored In Skin Folder

9. Step Open Rainmeter and click the button “create rmskin package”

Create Rmskin Package For Rainmeter

Click the button Add skin…

Add Skin Folder

Enter some author information

Enter Information For Author

Select a location where you want to save the Rainmeter package to and select Load skin after installation

Load Skin After Installation

Select a minimum Windows version e.g. Windows 7

Minimum Windows Version

Next go to your desktop and double-click the file FlyAway_1.0.rmskin if you followed the steps precisely

Rainmeter Skin On Desktop

Load More Skins: Be Creative!

Next, simply follow the example above and load more Rainmeter widgets but this time from the skin FlyAway

Load a couple elements:

Loading Skins

I loaded:

  • Battery, Bookmark, CPU and RAM, Custom Clock and Date, Drive, Hard Drive, Network Address, Taskbar.ini

Rainmeter Tech Desktop

Themes Section

Clock Section

Next, install the Dark Glass skin in the same way as we installed the other skin. If you do not want to bother with that, you can download the files at the top

We added a few more skin widgets from Dark Glass and this is the final result

Load Elements

This is the final result:

Final Desktop

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Published: Friday, December 26th, 2014 Last Modified: December 26, 2014

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