Now I know when you've been looking through screenshots of
people's customized desktops and you wonder how on earth they
change them, wonder no more.
In this blog entry I've listed few links and tips on how to
make your very own desktop personal.
Wallbase contains a huge variety of wallpapers. you can search
via colour or tag.
You may also want to browse through wallpapers on DA as well as in this group.
Resource Display Software
Rainmeter is a desktop customization platform. Through Rainmeter, you can enhance
your Windows computer at home or work with skins: handy, compact
applets which float freely on your desktop, much like Windows
Sidebar gagdgets, or dashboard widgets for the Mac.
ObjectDock is an animated dock for Windows. Put your favorite links, programs
and widgets on your dock for quick access with stylish (and customizable) appearance.
* Each of these sites will give contain a 'help' area as well as FAQ. Browse through these for extra help.
For more help with Rainmeter, Docks, Dock Icons, and Windows Themes, view the thread here.
Download Windows 7 Start Button Changer to change your start orb.
Start orbs can be found on DA as well as in this group.
You can also read this tutorial on how to create your own start orb in Photoshop CS5.
If there are any un-answered questions you have, please don't hesitate to ask.
When all else fails: www.google.com