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How to disable Metro notifications (esp. Bitlocker)

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    win 8 pro

    How to disable Metro notifications (esp. Bitlocker)


    hello there,

    quick question... underlying all this metro stuff, is there still a stock/vanilla interface available somehow? when working on a desktop/laptop i really would love to stock notifications.. take the bitlocker dialogues for example.

    i mean, i guess one can deal with it (like a boss!), it is definitely no dealbreaker. but still, it is ugly as ...

    "old/clean" versus "metrofied"

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    cheers

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  2. #2


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Some system dialogs have changed in Windows 8, including "Open with", WU notifications, etc. There's no supported way to change this.
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  3. #3


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Quote Originally Posted by Vadikan View Post
    Some system dialogs have changed in Windows 8, including "Open with", WU notifications, etc. There's no supported way to change this.
    I second that answer. It's just the way it works. So you just have to get used to it.

    Sun Tsu ==> "If you can't beat them, join them!"
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The new looks nicer and simple versus a dialog box in my opinion...
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  5. #5


    Posts : 9
    win 8 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Vadikan View Post
    Sun Tsu ==> "If you can't beat them, join them!"
    allright, I guess I am going to join them then ^^
    thank you all for the feedback!
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  6. #6


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    You're welcome!
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