Like it or not, Metro is definitely the talk of the town. While some really love the Windows 8 tiled UI for Metro, there are many among us who want the Metro feel, without adding any unnecessary bloat to your desktop. The Metro Skin pack concept by Hamed does just that elegantly. While being extremely light the skin pack does a great job of bringing the Metro feel to your Windows desktop.
The Metro Concept Theme for Windows, hovers around the feel of Windows 8 Metro based interface adapted to the traditional desktop. The theme contains the following goodies to begin with
- Stardock Tiles
- Metro Style Icon Set
- Windows 8 Logon and Boot screen
- Metro Style Taskbar and Explorer theme
- Extra Cursors
The Installation and After thoughts
Unlike many themes which require you to replace your system files by hand, (quite a pain ) this one requires just a few clicks to get up and running. The theme is surprisingly light at only 9 MB. Surprisingly unlike many Freeware these days, this one does not install any adware on your PC after installation. You can also specify the components
To change the boot screen successfully, you’ll have to run the installer file as an administrator. (Right-click the installer and choose the “Run as administrator” option.
The theme in itself is delightfully minimal. The metro styled aero theme grows on you instantly. The icon set although a tad bright gels with the desktop quite well. The highlight of the skinpack is of course Stardock Tiles. The theme also installs the Skinpack menu which lets you Reinstall or Uninstall the theme.
One of the things that really impresses you, the excellent blend of Metro styled icons and fonts into the Windows 7 Explorer. The result is visually stunning to say the least.
Those who want to show off Windows 8 logo all over your system will be more than pleased with this.
Uninstallation : Just run the Uninstall option from the Skinpack Menu. The theme will be completely removed without any traces.
I found the default wallpaper quite bland to be honest. You could try the Windows 8 Beta Fish wallpaper to match your desktop more to the theme. Get the wallpaper here