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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!

Windows 7 skin featuring Windows 8 Metro style
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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.

clean blue deviant art windows 7 skin

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.

dark gray background windows 7 skins

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.

pastel color windows 7 skins

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.

beautiful green windows 7 skins

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.

simple minimal windows 7 skins

06-QMac-2.5-Black and Gray Final
This is the QMac-2.5 Win7 final release for Microsoft Windows 7.

apple mac inspired windows 7 skins

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).

dark free windows 7 skins

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.

nature inspired windows 7 skin

09-Clean Green

clean green 3D windows 7 skins

10-Leo’s Revenge Aero by Minhtrimatrix
Includes 2 version for task bar: Aero and Solid. Choose right version for task bar positions.

simple clean windows 7 skins

11-Dynamic Black
A black/dark visual style for windows 7.

black visual style- windows 7 skin

12-Dark Soft by RajTheeban95

simple black windows 7 skins

13-QMac-2.5 Black and Gray
This is QMac-2.5 Win7 final release for windows 7.

mac style windows 7 skins in black and gray

14-Dark Agility
Dark Agility is the most customized Visual Style for Windows 7 RTM. A blue versioni s also available just in case you do not like dark themes.

dark background windows 7 skins

15-Red Ice VS

red and icy gray windows 7 skins

16-Dark Soft
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).

soft dark with wooden background windows 7 skins

17-Purple dream Plus

floral themed windows 7 skins

18-Zune Collection for Win7
A Zune-inspired theme for Windows 7, this visual style is also available in black alternative.

zune-inspired clean windows 7 skins

19-Silver Theme

silver themed windows 7 skins

20-Elegant Glass

glass effect windows 7 skins

21-Sonye

sony inspired windows 7 skins

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17 Comments

  1. Been reading for a few days now. This was very good and solid information. BTW, I love your site design as well. I enjoyed reading it and hopefully you will write more soon. Do you have a newsletter?

  2. nice..i like it a lot..good job..keep up the good work guys..

  3. Great list. I didn’t even know you could skin windows 7. Looking forward to trying the theme Dark Soft.

    Do you have a guide on installing and activating windows themes?

  4. Wow! Great skins, really loved the red theme :)

  5. I so wish i had windows 7 – my xp desktop is looking very tired!

  6. These are really nice! I’m going to have to do some updating.

  7. Are these themes actually free?

  8. Great themes, I was growing tired of the ones I use here… I like the girl from the final one :)

  9. man these all skins are just awesomest awesome

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  11. Love the skins a lot!!!

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  13. how can i use it ?
    Pls anyone tell me

  14. where is the link for the Elegant Glass., the link for Elegant Glass is same from the Silver Glass

  15. Link has been updated. Thanks for the heads up.

  16. Nice post, i love to do experiments with my windows and these skins are awesome. But the ios skin is not as good as others.

  17. Awesome skin.. love the purple theme.
    Thanks for sharing