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#1 herg62123

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 03:10 PM

Open regedit and go to the following to disable Metro UI and get back the classic start menu we all know and love:

hkey_current_user\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer - select RPEnabled and change from 1 to 0

That is it and now you have the old school classic start menu again.
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 05:19 PM

So much better! Thanks

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 05:19 PM

And that defeats the purpose of Windows 8....

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 05:59 PM

So much better! Thanks


:thumbsup: also thanks for the credit in the tips and tricks for windows 8

And that defeats the purpose of Windows 8....


I am still looking through the regedit to see what other things I can find. For now it is one or the other (standard start menu or Metro UI).

On a side note: I found regit by clicking on the right side of the desktop screen and a new menu opened up. On this menu I found search there and clicked on it. I then typed regedit and an app like icon show of regedit. I clicked that icon and it opened regedit up.

I have found the so called improved secruity Defender. It looks like they took Microsoft Secruity Essentials and Old Defender and merged them together. But now it is called Windows Defender instead of Microsoft Secruity Essentials. The UI of the New Defender looks like Microsoft Secruity Essentials but different settings from what was found in Microsoft Secruity Essentials.
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:32 PM

Solution to difficulty "searching" in Windows 8: Everything search engine http://www.voidtools.com/

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss...


U can also use the reg hack to disable Metro, find, pin to the taskbar, make desktop shortcuts to...etc...all your important & most used progs/apps, re-enable the reg entry and VOILA! The best of Windows 7 & 8....peacefully co-existing, just like human beings and fishes, lol...

Edited by Union_Thug, 15 September 2011 - 06:38 PM.


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Posted 15 September 2011 - 08:53 PM

And that defeats the purpose of Windows 8....


+100. The reg hack also kills the new task mgr & ribbon in explorer, both features I like...:angry:

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:18 AM

Your not kidding me, it kills the cool new task manager, i am so not doing that registry change :o

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 02:51 AM

Your not kidding me, it kills the cool new task manager, i am so not doing that registry change :o


U can also use the reg hack to disable Metro, find, pin to the taskbar, make desktop shortcuts to, jumplists...etc...all your important & most used progs/apps, then re-enable the reg entry and VOILA! The best of Windows 7 & 8....peacefully co-existing, just like human beings and fishes, lol...


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Edited by Union_Thug, 16 September 2011 - 02:52 AM.


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Posted 16 September 2011 - 08:39 AM

Man I have got to get this up and running. Windows 8 looks awesome. Jus thane to find the time to install it into a vm. And I think Microsoft needs to add a setting to disable the interface but preserve everythig else.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:02 PM

And that defeats the purpose of Windows 8....

Exactly. Why upgrade at all if you don't use the new features?
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 07:46 PM

To test it out :D

Edited by killerx525, 16 September 2011 - 07:48 PM.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:59 PM

If you have it disabled and in the Win 7 type desktop,

enable it again through the registry but don't reboot.

You will find the new Task manager and ribbon in Windows explorer works fine.

Leave it enabled and reboot and your back where you began. :)

Edited by Brewster Down Under, 17 September 2011 - 08:03 PM.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 10:27 PM

I found a utility that enables you to toggle between the classic start menu and the Metro UI. I installed it and it seems to work OK.

http://www.jkwebtalks.com/2011/09/toggle-between-metro-and-classic-start.html
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Posted 24 September 2011 - 07:15 AM

For people who find it hard to just read here is a visual I made while I had windows 8

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 03:55 PM

Open regedit and go to the following to disable Metro UI and get back the classic start menu we all know and love:

hkey_current_user\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer - select RPEnabled and change from 1 to 0

That is it and now you have the old school classic start menu again.


Also, please be sure to restart the computer after you make this change.



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