21 Best Windows 7 Skins You Can Use
Eight months after its official release, Windows 7 has become a popular operating system. Claimed as the first ever operating system from Microsoft which was developed basically based on user feedback, a lot of users of Windows 7 are saying that this OS from Microsoft is way faster and better looking than its predecessor, the Windows Vista. There are a lot of new features of Windows 7 that new users have to get used to such as the new task bar and Aero Peek. However, these can be easily tweaked and mastered plus the fact that they are fun to use. If you are looking to upgrade the look of your Windows 7, then you should definitely search for some custom made themes or skins. There are actually a number of talents who have developed very nice-looking skins that you can download and use for free. If you do not know where to find them, then we are featuring here 21 updated and bug-free Windows 7 skins developed by DeviantArtist. Before downloading these Windows 7 skins, please make sure to read the installation details along with other information on the respective developer’s page. Just click on the text link found below each preview image to go to the download page. If there are Windows 7 skins included in this list that are no longer available, please do update us so we can remove them accordingly. Have fun using these skins!
UPDATE: (30 June 2011):
This post has been updated. We already removed those Windows 7 skins that are either “no longer available” or are no longer free. But we are sure that all of the Windows 7 skins that we featured here used to be FREE and available for download. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Nonetheless, we are happy announce a new updated post with the best windows 7 skins.
UPDATE: (01 March 2013)
Now that Windows 8 is officially in the market, we are pretty sure you are as interested as most of us in trying this new OS from Microsoft. However, if you are still reticent about upgrading your system, there is actually a way to change your computer interface–through Windows Skin. This skin called 8 Skin Pack is a Windows theme that completely transforms the way your Windows 7 OS into Windows 8 Metro look. Below is a preview of this skin. A link to the download page is provided below the image. Do not forget to check it out!
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Don’t know how to install and use these skins? Well, most of these skins come with a detailed step-by-step instruction on how to install them. Simply click on the preview image of the Windows 7 skin you want for more details.
01-Frost Aero by Minhtrimatrix
A clean and elegant theme for Windows 7, Frost features 2 sub themes (with & without Search Box). Please choose the correct theme to match with task bar Positions.
02-Dark Pearl VS 1.1
This version features fixed notification area backgrounds, fixed taskbar jump list background, etc. Tested on Windows 7 x86 only, but works on x64 as well. Only Aero version for now.
03-Win 7 Blend
This visual style is compatible with Windows 7 RTM Build 7600 (x86 and x64). This Windows 7 theme was created using Photoshop CS4, Restorator 2007, GIMP, and Window Style Builder.
04-Placebo Visual Style
Six Styles in all in this set (the preview only shows 2 styles), this visual style is intended for Windows 7. It’s tested and working on both 32 and 64-bit versions and has been updated for SP1. Read the Read Me file included in the download folder for a complete installation guide.
05-Elune by Minhtrimatrix
A very high quality and clean theme, Elune is a Visual theme intended for Windows 7. A complete installation guide is available from Deviantart page of the author. Follow the link below for more information.
06-QMac-2.5-Black and Gray Final
This is the QMac-2.5 Win7 final release for Microsoft Windows 7.
07-Midnight (no longer available)
This theme includes midnight Visual Style, start Orbs, shell32 images for control panel, desktop gadgets (Customized by Sergio Garcia of SG9 Designs).
08-Glass Onion for W7 by SolMiler
This s a visual style intended for Windows 7 Build x86 and x64. It includes two styles, called Dusk and Dawn.
10-Leo’s Revenge Aero by Minhtrimatrix
Includes 2 version for task bar: Aero and Solid. Choose right version for task bar positions.
A black/dark visual style for windows 7.
12-Dark Soft by RajTheeban95
13-QMac-2.5 Black and Gray
This is QMac-2.5 Win7 final release for windows 7.
Dark Agility is the most customized Visual Style for Windows 7 RTM. A blue version is also available just in case you do not like dark themes.
15-Red Ice VS
The theme is now available in 2 big versions: Rounded (as in the screenshot) and squared (for big or little icons mode for the task bar).
17-Purple dream Plus
18-Zune Collection for Win7
A Zune-inspired theme for Windows 7, this visual style is also available in black alternative.