The love for macOS over Windows keep increasing but the cost of a Mac computer made a lot of people settle for Windows. However, there is a tweak to make Windows 11 look like macOS without spending extra cost on customization.
So, if you can’t afford to get a macOS computer but have Window computer this article will guide you with the steps to take to turn your Windows 11 to macOS computer start from making the Windows start button look like macOS, icons look like macOS, change the Windows mouse pointer to macOS mouse pointer, and even move the Windows 11 taskbar to the top using the technique that we will share with you in this guide.
However, to ensure that you can roll back to Windows 11 setup and configurtion we will create a system restore point to start with.
How to Create a System Restore Point
It’s essential to create a system restore point when making alteration to system configurations so that if it goes north you can restore back. So, before we proceed to how to make Windows 11 look like macOS, let’s quick create a restore point.
- Click on your Windows search button
- Search system store.
- Click to open it.
- Turn on system protection.
- Set a maximum usage to about (12%).
- Click on Create
- Give it a name (restore to windows 11).
- Click on
- Wait for the System restore to be created.
Now, once that is done, you need to download some files to complete the task and make your Windows look better and elegant.
Get the SecureUxTheme
Let’s start with the SecureUxTheme. You can get it from the download page. You need to download the ThemeTool.exe. Do no run it after downloading.
- Move the installer to the:/C directory.
- Right-click and select run as administrator.
- Click Yes to agree to the ThemeTool license.
- Click Hook System Settings.
- Click on
- Click on Yes from the pop.
- Once the installation is completed, your Windows 11 will restart itself.
Download your Favorite Themes
You need to download your favorite MacOS theme.
- Go to deviantart.com.
- Sign up for a new account if you are a new user.
- Download a theme by clicking on the download button.
- Open C:\ in new windows.
- Open the LIT3 windows themes -> LIT3 -> LIT3 Mac Na + machine.
- Open Resources -> Themes.
- Repeat the same process for BIB3 -> Dark mode only -> BIB3 + BIB3DM Mac Name + BIB3DM Mac.
- Go to C:\ drive and open Themetool (and run as administrator).
- Click Yes from the pop.
- Patch both
- TIL3 Mac Na & BIB3 Mac NA
- BIB3DM MAC NA& LIT3 MAC No Add
- BIB3DM MAC & LIT3 Mac
- To confirm your patch, click on one of them, and the patch option will be inactive.
- Click Apply and wait till it appears.
- Apply LIT3.
Your button should change to macOS, making it look like macOS.
Download My ZipFile
Next, you also need to download My ZipFile.
- Download my Zip file.
- Open the file in your folder.
- Extract My ZipFiles.
- Open the extracted folder.
- Open 7TSP and install macOS icons (Lite mode).
- Click Yes from the pop.
- From the 7TSP program, open 7TSP by Sur lite mode. This may take a few seconds.
- Click on Start Patching.
- Click Yes from the popup.
- Click Yes to restart your PC.
- You should see the System has been patched.
At this point, all your Windows 11 folders/icons will change to macOS icons.
- Download the startallback folder from the website
- Click on open file
- Click on Install for me
- Click on Proper 11 under “where do you want to go to.”
- Choose Explorer style -> select 3rd option
- Uncheck Mica effect on top, classic search box, and details pane on bottom.
- Click Advanced
- Under Customized Appearances, adjust “use customs start menu coloring to zero.”
- Close the startallback icon
- Click on the Taskbar ->Properties
- Click on the Taskbar -> Lock the Taskbar
- Right-click on the Taskbar at the top
- Select Properties
- Visual style->Default->Icon size ->s, then close it.
- Go to My Folder & move Leftsider(insider the windows 11 theme)
- Move the Leftsider into “Move here.”
- Open the “Move here” folder
- Right-click on the windows logo and click on run.
- Type “Shell: Startup” without the quotes
- A new folder will open (Startup)
- Move the shortcut into the startup folder
- Close the startup explorer folder
- Double click on the leftsider and the buttons should move more to the left
- Co to My folder and Install cursor
- Go to Personalize-> Theme -> Mouse cursor
- Select the drop menu in Scheme -> Big Sur -> Apply-> Yes -> Ok
- Go to ” My Folder & Move icons.”
- Open ” Move icons” -> Move icons to “Move here.“
Download MyDock Finder
Next, you need to download MyDock Finder on your Windows.
- Open MyDock Finder
- Extract the files in MyDock Finder.
- Cut the extracted files
- Paste it in: C/
- Go to :C/ open MyDock Finder.
- Double click on Exe File.
- For Window 11, if it will show window is protected. Click on more info, click on run anyway, then install both files.
- After that, rerun MyDock finder.
- Go to MyDock and right-click.
- Under Global settings, choose Light.
- Go to “Advanced.”
- Scroll down and click on the Backup Dock Icon File.
- Choose the backup file name and click OK.
- Your Dock will change to look precisely like MacOS.
- Go to MyDock Finder preference by right-clicking on the Taskbar.
- Check Auto start at boot.
- Go to Advanced and click ‘turn on windows borders to prevent blocking windows.’
- Check icons to home on the program.
- Click on Monitor and toggle on CPU.
How to Add or Delete Launchpad Icon
You can remove or delete or add launchpad icon after the process above.
- Right-click on the “LaunchPad.”
- Drag and drop icons from the desktop when you click on Add icon.
- Click “OK.”
To Add Widget
- Download and install “Rainmeter” for Desktop customization.
- Go to My Folder (downloaded).
- Open time (required rainmeter installed).
- Move MacOS to “Move there.”
- Drag the Move here to the windows logo.
- Go to the rainmeter
- Refresh all.
- Select macOS.
- The widget will appear on your windows 11 screen.
- You can play around with it to reset it.
- Open macOS wallpaper on your Windows 11.
- Select and set as background.
Switch to DockMode
- Go to: C/.
- Run the ThemeTool.exe as administrator.
- Select “Yes.”
- Choose BIB3DM Mac.
- Ignore background.
- Ignore cursor.
- Right-click on “MyDockFinder.”
- Preferences >>Dark.
That is all you have to make your Windows 11 look like Mac.