How To Make Windows 7 Look Like Ubuntu With The Ubuntu Skin Pack

Ubuntu lovers are in for a treat with the Ubuntu skin pack for Windows 7 which gives it an Ubuntu style look. This transformation pack has been created by Hamed, who earlier brought us the Mac OS X Lion Skin Pack which gives Windows 7 the MAC OS X Lion look. You can install this skin pack from a simple setup file and give Windows 7 the Ubuntu touch.

Note: Please bear in mind that such skin packs are difficult to uninstall and cannot be undone by a mere system restore to revert the changes. Before installing the Ubuntu Skin Pack, make sure that you backup your computer to undo the changes (if desired). Also make sure that UAC (User Account Control) is disabled. For complete un-installation instructions, see my post: How To Uninstall A Windows Transformation Pack Skin.

Just launch the setup file and simply follow the simple wizard to install the Ubuntu Skin Pack. After launching the setup, click Next to continue.

In the next step, accept the terms and condition to proceed further. This section also contains contact information for the developer which you can note down to provide him with feedback.

In the next step, you will be presented with the choice to install the UXTheme Patch, files and extra items (e.g. wallpaper, visual styles, DLL files, etc). Select all or some of these options to continue. For example, some people may prefer not to install a screensaver, wallpaper, etc from the pack. To check/uncheck these options, click the + sign to expand options tree and select/deselect items from the Files and Extras options.  Click Install to start the installation process.


Once this transformation pack is installed, your Windows desktop and directories will appear just like an Ubuntu.

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