With the days coming closer for the release of Windows 8 and as the new features of Windows 8 get unveiled or leaked, many of the developers have already taken the task for themselves to bring some of the similar functionalities of Windows 8 to Windows 7. One of such functionality is the style clock of the Windows 8 which they have tried to bring in with Windows 7 using a small utility. Metro Clock 2 is basically a small utility which acts as a logon screen tweak and it brings the Windows 8 functionality and feature of style clock along with the time display to Windows 7 and that too with a slideshow of panoramic images.
As we may observe from the snapshots as well that the new Metro font along with lot better and refreshing imagery makes Metro Clock 2 a much better application than some of the previously utilities of this type. This utility has been developed just to add an expected Windows 8 functionality i.e. date and time display on logon screen to your Windows 7 OS. Now, in order to have a feel of this functionality which will be present in Windows 8, you just need to download the file from the below given link.
After downloading it, you may install it in your system by simply copying the MetroClock.scr file and MetroClock folder to one of the system folder i.e. C:\Windows\System32. Once you have copied the file and the folder then you just need to run the metro.reg in order to apply the changes in the registry as well. After this you may simply run the MetroClock.scr file directly which will lock your computer with the Windows 8 style Metro clock and you will observe the image slideshow automatically.
Although it is absolutely safe to install it in your system but still it is recommended to backup your system so that you may be able to revert back to the original system state if there is any issues occurring due to the applied registry tweak. Metro Clock is basically a replication of the Windows 8 style logon screen and you may feel how it will look like in windows 8. It can be closed with either CTRL+ALT+DEL or simply by pressing Esc.
It is not written as a screen saver rather it has been written as a normal application and hence hitting any of the above mentioned keys will display the lock screen options. You will observe that the logon screen images will rotate automatically after a regular interval of time and will provide date and time display.
So, just have a fun with this tweak and get a feel of one of the functionality of Windows 8. Simply download it from the below given link and follow the above mentioned steps to install it in your Windows 7 based system.