How to Make Windows Vista or XP Look Like Mac Os X Without Putting Your Computer at Risk





Introduction: How to Make Windows Vista or XP Look Like Mac Os X Without Putting Your Computer at Risk

There is an easy way to make boring old vista or XP look almost exactly like Mac Os X its really easy come learn how! To download go to

Step 1: Step 1 Download & Install Rocketdock

Download and Install Rocketdock for XP Or Vista. And Move all icons into the dock itself. Unlock the taskbar (One with start button) and Drag to the top of the screen.

Step 2: Open Your Internet Browser

Open your internet browser and go to the google image search. Type in mac os x scroll down and click on the image seen on image 2. Set it as the Desktop Background.

Step 3: Properties.

Right Click on the taskbar and click properties and check the box that says auto hide then click apply.

Step 4: You Are Done!

You are done the finder bar is not there but I think you will live! If you need to access the task bar again just put your mouse at the very top of the screen and it will appear. Enjoy Vista os x! Tell me how I did and please comment this is my second instructable.



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this is what it look like after transformation,,,

theme credit :thememypc


this is what i used Make Your Windows Look like Mac os

My computer was running really slowly after following your advice and now it won't turn on!!! Help :/

will this change it on only my account? (on winxp?) also, will it slow down the computer alot?
and, will windows (ie, googlechrome, etc...) look look like mac ones? (x-out button and stuff on left?)

It isn't exactly "Crappy" I have XP and it's CRAPPY! so why not have your friends tricked with something that cant get many viruses??

Don't use this it stuffed my computer and my parents are angry

No, I had the same problem. I found a very simple solution though. Simply create a folder called "Shortcuts" and drag it to be a new icon on your desktop. Drag and drop all your shortcuts to this folder. When you are done, rename the folder with just a comma.
When that is done, just right click on the folder icon and click Properties" then "Customize". Then click "Change Icon" and look for a blank space in between all the options for new icons. There should be a few. When you find such a space, click on it and click apply. Then your folder will be invisible, and the comma will seem like it's just another star in the backround. Make sure you know where the folder is so you can drag and drop your shortcuts back if you want to.


also to add or make your own icon to the desktop, i found this very helpful...

Won't this consume a large amount of system resources though, especially on 32-bit?

 Oh, i forgot to tell you one Detail

To get the Taskbar at the top-

Right click-it then click Properties

Then uncheck
Lock the Taskbar

Then click and hold on the taskbar and Drag it upto the top of the screen

 I made my very own Vista into Mac Guide

Step One: You need RocketDock -

And if you want a Bigger Mac feel Download these things for RocketDock

MAC OS X Skin for RocketDock -

MAC OS X Icons for Rocketdock -

MAC OS X Calander for RocketDock -

Step Two: Now the Visualisation (Start Bar, Menu's etc.)
Now what you want is WindowsBlinds.
It can change the look of vista in a Flash

WindowsBlinds7 -
(Ignore the Address it has a 30 day free Trial, When the trial runs out just download it again)

Now the Mac theme For WindowsBlinds - http://mrrste.deviantart/art/leopard-V-82009828

Step Three: The Desktop Background
Well you want a nice Mac Background So here are some links

Aqua Blue Mac -

Mac Space (original) -

If you don't Like them then Go to Google Images ;)

And another thing, Right-Click on you're Desktop and then click View Then uncheck Show Desktop Icons and you will have a Clean-Cut Desktop

Step Four: Still have that Vista Feel?

Well then you need This IconPackage.
It changes nearly EVERY Vista icon into a Different pack (Yes you can change it back with the click of a button)

Download it Here -

Once again ignore the Address its got a free version!

Step Five: Internet Exploring

Well You should consider Dumping Internet Explorer or FireFox for Safari if you want a complete Mac Feel

Download it for Vista Here -

Well i think Thats it, Please Thank me if it works for you (It will)
This comment took a while because i Had to Handwrite all the links (It wouldn't let me copy and paste)

i found a better dock thats 3D. has the reflections and everything just like snow leopard and its free. but if u dont like it 3D then u can make it 2D. you can also customize it to get the exact snow leopard look if u download new skins or u can make your own if u know how. im still trying to make the downloads work >.>... anywho heres the site:

by the way i included a pic oh how it looks on my comp :)


 Also how do you get the thing from the top of your screen to the bottom?

 Please Someone Help me!!!!
I accidentally deleted the setting icon 
i don't know what to do:(
Please Help Me

 Come on people. just admit that the entire computing world look up to Macs (Ba Gamers) so why not buy one? If you can afford a PC then save up for another year and buy a mac. I don't mean to be rude to PC users.