Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion skin pack hits Windows 7 and Windows 8 Consumer Preview shortly after the preview version of the OS was released a few days back. Earlier, we had covered skin packs for Windows 7, and more recently, Windows 8 as well, but as Mac OS X Mountain Lion gets ready to take on the computing world by storm, user and fans will have to wait it out. However, if you’re using Windows 7 or Windows 8 and want a taste of Mountain Lion’s aesthetics, this skin pack will do it for you in no time. The skin pack will automatically install a few 3rd party apps as well in order to mimic the Mountain Lion UI and experience. Screenshots and brief guide on how to install it, after the break.
Note: Please bear in mind that such transformation packs are difficult to uninstall and a system restore point will not revert the changes. Before installing the Mac OS X Mountain Lion Skin Pack, make sure that you backup your computer to revert the changes (if required). Moreover, make sure that UAC (User Account Control) is disabled.
What to do? Simply run the .exe file, and if you agree the terms and conditions, make sure to check Custom Installation and uncheck setting Babylon as your default search provider and homepage. No need to be alarmed or anything, the skin pack is actually ad-supported.
Hitting next, you will be prompted to select the files you want to install, including the extra 3rd party apps. It is recommended, for the best experience, that you let all the elements install.
Once the Skin Pack is installed, simply reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. Once you do, the screenshot below shows you what the new interface will look like. Using XWidgets, XLaunchpad, Rocket Dock etc., the transformation is very fine indeed. The developer has included Aero themes as well, which can be accessed from the Personalization menu as normally done in Windows 7.
Below is the developers screenshot of the Skin Pack installed on Windows 8 Consumer Preview.