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REMOVE totally metro from the OS?

  1. #1

    REMOVE totally metro from the OS?

    Is it only me or do others experience a drastic slowdown of their PC after updating to 8.1? ever since I updated to 8.1 my laptop is slow and misbehaves in many and various ways.

    It seems that the new update soon to be released is aimed at the metro users and if this is true then it is nothing short of infuriating.

    My Desktop PC runs win 7 with classic shell and my laptop win 8.1 with classic shell. Does anyone know of a way to REMOVE totally metro from the OS? It keeps infringing whenever I open pictures etc.

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    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello nguchiro,

    If you like, you could set Windows Photo Viewer to be the default program to open images with instead of the modern Photos app.

    Default Programs - Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    If you want to remove Metro you'll have to go back to Windows 7. That comment was not meant to be sarcastic. You can hide Metro but you can't remove it from the OS. As Brink posted the best you can do is switch your defaults back to desktop programs and away from the metro apps.
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    Yep, follow Brink's suggestion.
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    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7

    It's possible for the w8 bloatware (also called apps). Do some googling. Example:
    How to Remove All Pre-Installed Windows 8 Metro Apps
    Removing the metro startscreen itself is another matter...

    Am not recommending anything, any experiments at your own risk, 1st step: imaging\backup.
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    Thank you Shawn. I have set my Windows Photo Viewer as the default.
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    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10

    You're most welcome. I'm glad it could help.
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