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Thread: Rainmeter not working in windows 8

  1. #1
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    Rainmeter not working in windows 8

    I have just now installed Rainmeter in my system running windows 8 but after the installation when I am trying to launch rainmeter then I am getting an error message saying:
    “Rainmeter.ini is not writable. Settings will not be saved. Quit rainmeter and move the settings file form C:\rainmeter\rainmeter.ini................”
    Error screen shot:

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    Re: Rainmeter not working in windows 8

    According to the error you have to move rainmeter.ini in to E:\users\maqbool\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter.
    Just try doing that and see if you are able to get rid of that error. If not then you can post back for further help.

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    Re: Rainmeter not working in windows 8

    Hey it was because of my mistake, actually I had dual booted my system and had installed rainmeter in C drive. I have installed windows xp in C drive and windows 8 in E drive. However, I have moved the whole rainmeter folder from C drive to E drive and I am not getting the same error anymore. I have enabled some illustro default skins like clocks, disk, feeds etc but there are only 2 themes in “Theme” section and I want to know how can I add more themes??? Further help regarding this will be appreciated.

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    Re: Rainmeter not working in windows 8

    For that you will have to download rainmeter themes, there are many rainmeter for windows 8. You can download the one you like and follow below instructions for installing it:
    • Right-click and Extract the of the downloaded file
    • Copy all the contents and move it to X:\Users\<your username>\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\ (Location might vary, just ,Make sure that you are moving the extracted content in Skins folder )
    • Now right click on its tray icon, click on “Theme” tab, and select the theme that you might have downloaded from the list, click on Load and you are done.

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    Re: Rainmeter not working in windows 8

    Yes there are some cool rainmeter themes, you can check out the below ones for instance:
    1. Omnimo
    2. Speed
    3. Razor
    4. iShortcuts
    5. NH Theme

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    Re: Rainmeter not working in windows 8

    I liked these ones:
    1. Dark Rainmeter
    2. Futuristic Rainmeter
    3. Monochrome Rainmeter
    4. VAtch Rainmeter

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    Re: Rainmeter not working in windows 8

    I have installed Omnimo 3.1 Skin for Rainmeter but my Windows 8 desktop seems to have got overwritten. I had pinned “Desktop” to Metro UI already but now I can see “Rainmeter pinned” as well. No matter if I click on Rainmeter or Desktop icon I am dragged to the new theme that I have installed. I can see the Desktop icons behind the theme layer but I can’t access them.

    Just check out the below snapshot

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    Re: Rainmeter not working in windows 8

    So silly off me I just got everything working fine, actually I just had to press windows + D to get access to the Desktop screen. After pressing windows + D I can access the icons without any issues now, the black layer went away.

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