1600 Windows Icons (Metro Style) is a free collection of icons in Windows 8's Metro style that you can use to update older versions of Windows or add variety to Windows 8. The icons are in PNG format and must be unzipped and converted to ICO files for Windows.
Metro style: Windows 8's cool Metro design language takes its name and stylistic cues from the iconic typography of Swiss public signs that many people appreciate.
Lots and lots: Any way you count them, 1,600 is a lot of icons, especially for free.
Wide variety: While system icons predominate, we saw a lot of unique and much-needed themes, such as Christmas, Halloween, and Phones -- even "Star Trek" and "Dr. Who."
Conversion required: You must convert 1600 Windows Icons' PNG files to icon (ICO) files for most Windows uses. Freeware and online converters are easy to use, but you might find the extra step more taxing than a few icons are worth.
One by one: It's not difficult to change Windows icons, but it might take you a while to change them one by one, especially with so many to choose from in 1600 Windows Icons' collection.
The clean, well-rendered Metro style is particularly suitable for computer interfaces. Despite the steps involved, we think 1600 Windows Icons' stylish replacements are worth the time and effort it takes to unpack and install them.