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disabling / removing Metro GUI (works for current developer release)

  1. #11


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    I agree that the Metro UI is kind of "alien" for the PC. But if you cut it out, you are missing a lot of fun and end up with a lesser system than Win7.
    Last edited by whs; 24 Sep 2011 at 16:03. Reason: typo

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    I have created two specific users, one Metro and the other non metro. It takes seconds to logout and in again.
    Good idea !
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  3. #13


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Try out Classic Shell.

    I haven't tried it out on a single monitor (I use two) but, to me, it's the best of both worlds.

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  4. #14


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    Here's a new tutorial that may help with this.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
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  5. #15


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Here is another one I found to enable the traditional Start Menu: How to Enable Start Menu in Windows 8 Changing from Metro Interface
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  6. #16


    I found this to be the best for laptop or desktop... be sure to set your user tile image before disabling, or you are stuck with the white generic user outline on the logon screen.
    MetroController

    http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.17
    Last edited by Brink; 27 Sep 2011 at 11:52. Reason: replaced link. Direct download links like that are not allowed. Must be the source download page instead.
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  7. #17


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Hmm, may be an overkill to set the regkey from 1 to 0 or 2. Go to

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

    Right click on the RPEnabled and click Modify

    Set to 0 or 2 (with 2 you keep the new Task Manager).
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  8. #18


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Wolfgang,

    Yep, tutorial has been updated for this now.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
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  9. #19


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Shawn. my comment was not intended as a criticism of the tutorial. It was meant as an answer to post #16. I just thought that downloading a program for such a trivial operation is a bit heavy handed. But maybe some people are not comfy manipulating the registry and prefer some tool where they do not know what is really happening.

    Btw: recently I noticed watermarks in your tutorials. Have people been "stealing" your snips? That once happened to me many years ago with one of my first tutorials on Shadow Explorer. Half a dozen forums and blogs (and very well known ones) used my snips to spread the news. Some even without the reference.
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  10. #20


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Wolfgang,

    Oh no mate. I didn't take it that way at all. No worries. Besides, I always welcome constructive criticism anyways. Anything to help improve the tutorials so that they may help better is always welcomed.

    I wast just posting to let folks know that the tutorial was updated for what you pointed out to make it easier to do using the context menu addition from the tutorial. That's all.

    I agree. I don't much care for using 3rd party programs when not needed to be able to use Windows 8 own built-in features or options to do it. The tutorial just uses a simple .vbs file to make the registry changes with when using the context menu.

    Yep, I always use watermarks on our images at our VF, SF, and EF sites. This way, if any one uses the images at their site, everyone will know where they came from.
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