Copy My Win7 Desktop

I’m rather fond of my new desktop setup, as are a few friends and family members who’ve had a look at it. If you’d like to have a similar setup, follow these steps…


  1. The software behind the whole setup is called Rainmeter. Head over and get the Rainmeter CMS for Windows 7 (64-bit in my case).
  2. I recommend that you check out the DeviantArt Gallery and see many of the other desktops that people have created. You might find one that you like better than mine.
  3. If you don’t, download the Rain2 Theme from DeviantArt. I liked that one a lot.
  4. Then, download the theme installer that I created here – Rain2_Steph Theme. Double-click on that and it should open right up in the Rainmeter installer.
  5. Easy-Peasy.


  1. The cool-looking dock at the bottom is called Rocketdock. Head over to to download that installer and add the package to your computer.
  2. The next fun thing I got is a Stacklet add on called Stacks Docklet. Make sure you follow the instructions on the page to set the permissions. Here’s what that does…
  3. There’s a GREAT VIDEO on how to set up your Stacks Docklet. I highly recommend it. Just keep pausing and doing it step-by-step.
  4. I also suggest that you dig around and find some icons that you like. Here’s a good example of some ICONS.
  5. I wasn’t terribly thrilled with the clock that the docklet came with. I couldn’t read it quickly. So I downloaded THIS CLOCK and made some modifications. I changed the font to one I liked and made it bigger. I also changed the formatting to h:mm, M/d.
  6. There’s also a themesaver that I added .

When I get time and figure out how, I’ll put up a file with all of my dock settings so those can be easily downloaded as well. Good luck and have fun customizing!

Author: Steph

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