Disable Metro

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by legolash2o, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. legolash2o

    legolash2o MDL Novice

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    Does anyone know how to disable Metro, so it doesn't show at logon and have the normal start menu? Thanks.
     
  2. CRA2YHAVOK

    CRA2YHAVOK MDL Senior Member

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  3. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    You can also Rename/Delete shsxs.dll in System32 folder, Startscreen gone, old button back, but you the Startmenu has glitches
     
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  4. Mrx47

    Mrx47 MDL Addicted

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    It's simple. Press Windows+R, type in gpedit.msc, navigate to "User Configuration"-->"Administrative Templates"-->"Start Menu and Taskbar" and set the "Do not show the Start Menu when the user logs in" policy to "Enabled".
     
  5. segobi

    segobi MDL Addicted

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    does not Change anything...
     
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  6. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    I'm not gonna modify o.s its works kike a harm...:biggrin:
     
  7. jlgager

    jlgager MDL Developer

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    If you do that does the windows key still open the Start screen? Because I would like to be able to use both!
     
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  8. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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  9. Angel of Despair

    Angel of Despair MDL Junior Member

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    Just rename shsxs.dll to something else. Don't forget to take permissions first.
     
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  10. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    That's my screen showing, but I changed it back to metro, because the catch is you disable RPE, no metro.
     
  11. legolash2o

    legolash2o MDL Novice

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    Thanks, works perfectly. Just made an Win8 AIO with this tweak enabled by default :D
     
  12. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    I will remain without to do modifications in OS....I experiented that on any OS even in Linux....let's keep clean OS..BTW is each man choise..:p
     
  13. otherside

    otherside MDL Novice

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    Is there anyway just how to enable old start menu and keep metro? I kinda like metro idea but no start menu makes my life a lot harder o_O
     
  14. Dodge34

    Dodge34 MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for the tip, the metro interface (new start screen especially) isn't really made for PC users but more for phones, tablets and other gadgets with touch screen support, so I guess its nice to be able to directly login to the real desktop.
     
  15. TechDudeGeorge

    TechDudeGeorge MDL Member

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    Guys, what's the point. You follow this, you disable most of the new features. No explorer ribbon, no new UI and no multi-monitor support. If you want a start menu, stick with 7.
     
  16. tongaff

    tongaff MDL Novice

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    it's a developper preview, we don't know if the metro interface will be keept in the beta / RTM so it's normal we want something more "desktop"
     
  17. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    :roflmao: hilarious, ofc Metro interface will be in Beta and even RTM (rofl)
     
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  18. TechDudeGeorge

    TechDudeGeorge MDL Member

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    This!
    If you want something more desktop, don't install Windows 8. Stick with 7, no one is forcing you to upgrade. Just look at the people still on XP.