How to Give Windows the Mac OS X Lion Look With Lion Skin Pack Theme

Ashish Mundhra

Apple really knows how to make its products beautiful. I’m not an Apple fanboy and do not carry an iPad wherever I go but I have tried them and I do like a lot of things about them (yes, I ain’t a Windows fanbiy either). Hence time and again I play with my existing devices and tweak them to show the OS X or iOS interface (yeah yeah, why not buy a Mac instead and all.. I can hear Mac owners shouting.. well, lets keep that debate for some other day).

Few weeks ago, I installed a MIUI ROM on my Android device to give it the look and feel of an iPhone. Now this week I wanted to get the Mac OS look on my Windows, and that’s exactly what we will talk about in this article.

After hunting for sometime, I found a promising transformation pack designed by hameddanger, named The Lion Skin Pack 11. It was impressive and I decided to give it a shot.

desktop

Before installing I insist you make a system restore point manually. It’s the easiest way to revert back  if you don’t like the transformation. Also, close any running programs.

While the system creates your restore point, download the transformation pack. There are two types of installers, the first one being the online installer which comes with auto bugs fixes and is the recommended option. If you can’t connect to internet on the computer you want to install the pack on, then, you may opt for offline installer.

Download Online Installer: Win 7 x86| Win 7 x64 | Win XP

Download Offline Installer: Win XP

The installation is very simple; just stick to the default settings at the time of installation. Once the installation is complete you will be prompted to restart your PC.

live installer

check components

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On your next boot your Windows will not look like Windows any more, everything will have a new look, right from the Logon page to sound theme. Everything will resemble the Apple Lion OS.

Here are some of the screenshots of the transformation pack.

getting started

desktop

my computer

control panel

My Verdict

I must say, the skin pack is pretty amazing piece of work. The pack lives up to the expectations. The only problem I encountered was when I restored the system back to the previous state. Every settings reverted to its original state except the icon pack. Other than that, it was all good.

So, are you thinking of a makeover for your Windows?

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Ashish Mundhra

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Ashish Mundhra

Ashish is a staff writer and video editor at Guiding Tech. He loves all things tech and has a soft corner for Android. Apart from contributing articles here, he also takes care of our YouTube Channel.