[Guide] Simple way to disable Metro infrastructure

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  1. LiteOS

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    #1 LiteOS, Feb 21, 2018
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  2. endbase

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    Startisback is payed version only or not ? maybe use classic shell that one is free
     
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  3. LiteOS

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    from faq website
    How trial version works?

    There are no limitations in trial version. After installing it runs for 30 days. If you don't activate it with license number you bought within 30 days, it will still work, but in limited mode: Start Menu will be blank and sad; every boot you'll be nagged about evaluation period over. Trial period runs for each user which have installed StartIsBack on one PC separately.

    i guess if the start menu is not work at all might install classic shell on the top of it will make it ok
     
  4. eddo2018

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    Free and way better
     
  5. leaks98

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    Doesn't this break the OS since some parts are metro? (lockscreen)
     
  6. LiteOS

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    I didnt saw any problem with it
     
  7. leaks98

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    this doesn't really disable metro infrastructure..
    UAC, lockscreen use metro and still work.
     
  8. LiteOS

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    how u come to conclusion that uac or lockscreen use metro?
     
  9. RanCorX2

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    #9 RanCorX2, Feb 22, 2018
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    i've removed the lockscreen completely from windows 10, several hundred reg keys and it was gone, i know you can disable it via the reg but i went that extra mile and killed it completely.


    thanks op for tip, gets rid of sihost.exe at startup. one less process!

    edit, it disable the winx menu, but if you have a start menu installed, you don't really need it.
     
  10. LiteOS

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    @leaks98 i updated the topic hopefully it will convince u
     
  11. eddo2018

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    winX is not a problem given there are many WinX replacements for win7.

    The problem is the metro control panel, simple things like connecting to a wifi network become impossible. Possibly this could be overcome with proprietary WPA supplicants from the XP era, which would mean "one more process running", defeating the purpose of the whole thing.
     
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  13. eddo2018

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    Clearly you never tested CS in your life
     
  14. endbase

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    +1 But I guess he loves the program if he would ;)
     
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  15. LiteOS

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    Wifi is set once no need to have it running all the time
     
  16. El_Heffe

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    I used CS for a while before switching to Startisback. I'm not saying CS is bad, I just like Startisback better.
     
  17. slayer9450

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    #18 slayer9450, Feb 25, 2018
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    Cool find. However, this breaks the metro Settings application which you need.