You’ve seen the tile based interface for Windows 8.

Windows 8 includes a tile-based Start screen (just like in Windows Phone 7), which replaces the Windows Start menu with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps.

These live tiles provide notifications, up-to-date information from installed apps.

It might be fun to get that on your Windows 7 start screen…

Here’s how to get it.

  1. 1. Start the procedure by downloading and installing Rainmeter software.
  2. Once you are done with Rainmeter installation, download Omnimo 3.1 skin for Rainmeter.
  3. Extract the contents of the zip pack and then double-click on Omnimo.rmskin file to start installing the skin.
  4. Once installed, add new panels and arrange them one by one to get the Windows 8 Start screen look.

NOTE: The developer of Omnimo Rainmeter skin, fediafedia, is working on a new version of the skin which will bring the exact Windows 8 Tablet UI Start menu to Windows 7 (with Start at the top left and user picture at the top right of the screen) and the skin will be released within a week or two.

Until then, you can follow the above procedure to get similar Start screen in Windows 7.


About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • sarveshmotihari

    Sir you have made a great website….The informations i get here i don’t get any where else on the net.




    • Onuora Amobi

      Thank you!

  • Ramesh Das

    this is gr8 website .  i never seen this type of website before.

  • John Manoah

    Tile based interface is new and unique… need to experiment on one to decide on whether to appreciate or criticize. In theory it does look awesome.

  • Asim

    Great work.Well Done!