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Thelis 06-06-2009 09:29 AM

How To: Customize your Windows XP/Vista/7 to make it PIMP like mine.
 
Final Result: http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...Untitled-2.png

1. Go to http://code.google.com/p/rainmeter/

Download the 32bit or the 64bit release.

2. Install it.

3. Now comes the fun part, you get to choose skins. All the ladies love good skins.

This website right here is a goldmine:

http://customize.org/rainmeter

I personally love the HUD.Vision v2.0 skin. However, this is purely up to your preference.

Once you download the skin, unzip it and you should have a folder. Go to wherever your rainmeter directory is. Mine is located at,

C:\Program Files\Rainmeter

Then browse to your Skins subdirectory.

Drag, or copy and paste your HUD.Vision folder in.

4. If rainmeter is already running, restart it. If not, just start it up.

You should have a raindrop in your taskbar.

5. Right click on it, go to configs, then to whichever config you are using. Select the gadget you want, and if you did everything correctly it should be on your desktop. Drag it where you want, and do it for the rest of the gadgets.

5a. You can download as many skins as you want and mix and match configs from both.

6. Now you need an awesome dock. Docks get you mad amounts of sex.

Go to: http://rocketdock.com/

Download it, and start it up.

7. Make sure it runs on startup.

8. Drag all the programs that you would like onto it. Make sure you have all your programs there, as well as your most often used directories.

9. Download custom icons because you have to have those to be a true gangster.

http://rocketdock.com/addons/icons/popular

Stick them in here: C:\Program Files\RocketDock\Icons

9a. Right click on the icons in your RocketDock, go to Icon Settings and then choose whatever pimptastic icon you downloaded.

10. Then download some ghetto ass docklets. I recommend the stacks docklet, if a woman sees that you have the Stacks Docklet, she will have sex with you.

http://rocketdock.com/addon/docklets/1791

11. Pick out a bitchin' wallpaper.

I recommend this website:
http://www.deviantart.com/#catpath=c...lpaper&order=9

12. If you have Windows 7, download this watermark remover:

http://www.ziddu.com/download/309334...rmark.exe.html

13. Hide that godawful Windows Taskbar. Just right click on it, go to options and then auto-hide or something like that, I don't really know whatever get off my back.

14. BAM, all the ladies are at your command with your new ill desktop.

esa193 06-07-2009 01:24 AM

Re: How To: Customize your Windows XP/Vista/7 to make it PIMP like mine.
 
can i get an itunes music player thingy for my rain

ndatoxicity 06-07-2009 08:49 AM

Re: How To: Customize your Windows XP/Vista/7 to make it PIMP like mine.
 
OMG dude i lol'd so hard at this...

great guide! i really love it man, great job!

keep this a sticky mods!!!!

esa193 06-07-2009 05:52 PM

Re: How To: Customize your Windows XP/Vista/7 to make it PIMP like mine.
 
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3.../desktop-2.jpg
heres mine thanks for the help

01001010 06-07-2009 05:54 PM

Re: How To: Customize your Windows XP/Vista/7 to make it PIMP like mine.
 
I don't think this should be a sticky, but it's a good guide nonetheless.

SeverusSnape 06-07-2009 06:20 PM

Re: How To: Customize your Windows XP/Vista/7 to make it PIMP like mine.
 
I do think that that is too cluttered, in my opinion. I prefer to have dark looking themes and no object dockers.

http://austin8159.deviantart.com/art/Aeon-124497464

Is the theme I am using. But I have the standard issue Vista desktop with sidebar. I do not want to have additional applications loaded for the extras shown here. However, I do think it looks nice.

vampist 06-07-2009 06:37 PM

Re: How To: Customize your Windows XP/Vista/7 to make it PIMP like mine.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 01001010 (Post 937505)
I don't think this should be a sticky, but it's a good guide nonetheless.

I agree... I don't think this is worth keeping as a sticky.. No offense to Thelis. I mean great work.. But eh..

ndatoxicity 06-07-2009 07:20 PM

Re: How To: Customize your Windows XP/Vista/7 to make it PIMP like mine.
 
how do u get different stuff?

like, he has facebook

Thelis 06-07-2009 07:39 PM

Re: How To: Customize your Windows XP/Vista/7 to make it PIMP like mine.
 
My reasoning was that if anyone puts in the time to write a guide, it should be stickied. It would be an extra incentive for people to write guides, as not many people do anymore.

However, if you guys object...

*Unstuck*

SeverusSnape 06-07-2009 07:44 PM

Re: How To: Customize your Windows XP/Vista/7 to make it PIMP like mine.
 
I think it should be stickied. it is a well thought out guide. Don't let the other members get to you Thelis.


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