I’ll be brutally honest about it: I am not a fan of transformation / skin packs on both desktops and mobile devices. I have two reasons for this. Firstly, using these packs usually has a dramatic effect on system performance. Secondly, if your reason to transform one operating system into another is for looks and looks alone: it’s going to be a big disappointment because no matter how much work is done on a transformation pack, it is not going to look as good as the source. What happens is that you get a operating system that looks like an ugly mix of the worst of both worlds.
But, of course, that is my own opinion. You may have an altogether different one and I will completely respect that.
With that in mind, let’s discuss a new Windows to Android transformation pack we came across earlier today. Simply named the Android Jelly Bean Skin Pack for Windows 7, the transformation pack includes a bunch of different programs that, when used together, give Windows 7 an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-like look.
The programs in question are: RocketDock (skinnable Windows equivalent to OS X’s Dock), Xwidget for Jelly Bean-like widgets, extra icons, Win7BootUpdater for changing the boot screen, ResourceHacker for modifying .res files in Windows, Moveex for replacing / moving .dll files, and a Universal Theme Patcher.
You just have to download the installer and follow the on-screen instructions. It will guide you through different settings with ease. After that, you have to restart your PC to enjoy the Jelly Bean-like experience. Everything from the boot screen, login page to the desktop and Window UI gets a different look. You also get a really nice set of widgets for Time, Weather, Google Search and Music.
Android Jelly Bean Skin is available in the form of a free download. It works on Windows 7 Home Premium (and above) 32 / 64 bit; for Starter and Home Basic, you need to install a separate patch to enable Aero.
Android Jelly Bean Skin For Windows 7 can be downloaded from SkinPacks here.
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