On this page, Microsoft says how to make Windows XP icons. I love Windows XP! The style, the texture, the shading,... It's so alive unlike this depressive Windows 10 flat design. What I was thinking if I could use these instructions to create my own icons for my own apps, games, website and an operating system that runs on an Arduino Zero.
The question is is it legal. I don't think Microsoft is giving this away for free, but I haven't seen any restrictions or heard of any lawsuits regarding the Windows XP design so it could be free. There are many programs and toolbars that look like Windows XP which are probably commercial. Has anyone heard Microsoft say anything against this?