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What you see here folks is a Windows 7 desktop theme developed by Flickr user David Molina. Ice Cream Sandwich is pretty darn good looking, and David wanted to bring some of that to his desktop PC.

It's not the simplest implementation, and there's quite a few different components involved. The end result though is definitely worth it, and a surprisingly accurate representation of ICS on your PC. Full instructions can be found by hitting the source link below.

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Because functionality is vastly different when you don't have a touch screen perhaps?

Some of us have work to do on our desktops, and hobbling them with a theme meant for another platform is a huge hindrance. It might be fine if all you use windows for is web surfing and email and facebook. But if that's the case, why do you need windows at all?

I'm going to give this a try when I get home tonight. I always enjoy trying out new things and ideas, and this looks pretty sweat. If I don't like it I can change it back.

I tried it and got about 95% of it to work. Couldn't get the theme from Deviant to work at all. After all was set up I restarted and it was all gone. So I deleted everything and reverted back to what I originally had. /oh well

I've legitimately never not once been able get a Windows 7 theme to work, with all this theme stuff and file replacing you have to do. It all becomes convoluted somewhere and I just undo what I did before and remain with the basic Windows theme.

But I want this. Badly.

But none of the sites provided have a step-by-step instructions to getting it, so I'm sure I'd screw it up. Can anyone provide one? I know the people on this site are whip smart.

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Just get rid of Windows altogether. It's crappy. If you're not on a workstation at work, you don't need it, and it's a waste of money.

What a great contribution to the conversation. Since some people are having a bit of a tough time executing this project, we might as well as just toss our OS (unless of course we are using a workstation. Then it's totally fine)and forget about trying to learn anything at all. I appreciate you gracing us with your wisdom. I hope I can use your logic with other aspects of my life.

On second thought, why don't you contribute something useful to those on this topic so they might in turn turn around and possibly help someone else.

guys,the themes are very easy to install...here's a quick tut :)

download the themes...the link's on the right top corner of the page.
http://neiio.deviantart.com/art/APPOWS2010-157033415

extract the themes folder to:
c:\windows\resources\

allow it to merge the theme folders

go to your desktop, right click, and select customize...scroll down to the themes, and there will be a whole new list to choose from ;)

for the desktop widgets, download rainmeter, install it, and install each add on listed in the link given in the OP.

open rainmeter and fan out the whole left column...select to 'unload' each one that the button is clickable. The themes you just installed are in the "lexis" folder. select "load" for each one you want to use.

for the weather widget's location setting, go here:
http://rainmeter.net/cms/Tips-WeatherLocationCode

Do you have the set up for the clock? that is the one i really want. I still can't get the taskbar, but I can work around that.

The taskbar comes with the windows themes. Did you set windows up to use custom themes?? Unless you did, the theme will never work...when you try to install a custom theme it will just change to the default win7 theme.

this guide is great if you need any help with that ;) You want to pay special attention to the universal theme patcher section at the top.
http://neiio.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Install-Custom-Themes-262833454

after it's set up, you can either double click a theme file to install it, or drop it in the theme directory to have it show up in your list of available themes.

This was probably the dumbest thing I've ever done. I'm no noob when it comes to Windows, or OS tweaking. I tried for about 2 hours to get things to work, the hardest part being Rainmeter and the idiotic "commands" in the .ini files. Seriously, this is not worth the time and effort without a guide. Especially since the themes makes your font ridiculously small and it's an absolute bear to change it.