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. Start the procedure by downloading and installing Rainmeter software.
- Once you are done with Rainmeter installation, download Omnimo 3.1 skin for Rainmeter.
- Extract the contents of the zip pack and then double-click on Omnimo.rmskin file to start installing the skin.
- 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.