Windows Developer Preview Build 8102 Classic Interface

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  1. MSMG

    MSMG MDL Developer

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    #1 MSMG, Sep 27, 2011
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    Windows Developer Preview Build 8102 Classic Interface (Metro Interface Compeletey Disabled):

    For people who do not like or who hate the Windows 8 Metro Interface, here is the small registry tweak to completely disable the Metro interface and you will get the classic logon, startmenu, explorer like Windows 7.

    But you will lose the new Ribbon Explorer and the Task Manager.

    So, here's the registry tweak:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "RPEnabled"=dword:00000000
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "SHSXSWasEnabled"=dword:00000000
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "RPInstalled"=dword:00000000
    "RPEnabled"=dword:00000000
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "RPEnabled"=dword:00000000
    "RPInstalled"=dword:00000000
    
    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "RPEnabled"=dword:00000000
    
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "RPEnabled"=dword:00000000
    
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2324789345-590912973-2211675419-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "RPEnabled"=dword:00000000
    
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2324789345-590912973-2211675419-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "SHSXSWasEnabled"=dword:00000000
    

    View attachment DisableMetro.zip

    Note: Changing the settings for System (S-1-5-18) and Administrator (S-1-5-21-*-500) will enable the Normal Logon/Logoff screen like the one in Windows 7.

    To enable Normal OOBE Setup screens you need to use the registry script in the $oem$\$$\Setup\Scripts\oobe.cmd.

    Finally after the OS gets installed and logs on to the desktop, just re-run the registry tweak to get this final output..

    WDP-8102.jpg
     
  2. ~Yoshi

    ~Yoshi MDL Junior Member

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    First people want to unlock everything in the leaked Windows 8 builds. And now that we have an official build, people are actually disabling everything again? :confused:
     
  3. Jachra

    Jachra MDL Member

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    Why would you change the settings for System (S-1-5-18) and Administrator (S-1-5-21-*-500)? Can you clarify this?
     
  4. mikedl

    mikedl MDL Member

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    People who want to do this should just stick with Win7.
     
  5. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    i strongly agree:biggrin:
     
  6. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    No, this one is better, it's a win7 SP2! :biggrin3:
     
  7. zflexible

    zflexible MDL Member

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    if you don't have a touch screen=Metro is uselesso_O
     
  8. mikedl

    mikedl MDL Member

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    Not true. I guess you haven't really explored it enough.
     
  9. zflexible

    zflexible MDL Member

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    I mean, mouse+keyboard is not good enough for the Metro style yeto_O
     
  10. mikedl

    mikedl MDL Member

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    In my experience, thus far, it allows me another way to switch running apps. Just toss your mouse cursor over to the left of the screen.
    Pull an app out. If it's not the one you want, put it back and pull the next one out - it'll be there.

    As I mentioned, you haven't played with the Metro UI enough yet. :)
     
  11. MSMG

    MSMG MDL Developer

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    Well, after modifying the registry with several combination.. i got this setting.. changing the settings for System and Administrator will get you the Normal Logon/Logoff screen like the one in Windows 7. also you will get the Normal OOBE screen.. i used this registry setting in the $oem$\$$\Setup\Scripts\oobe.cmd and also after the os got installed to get this final output..
     
  12. Panda X

    Panda X MDL Junior Member

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    Download 8 now to convert it into Windows 7!
     
  13. Yen

    Yen Admin
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    :roflmao:

    This is what I call a waste of time. M$ needs customers that are willing to waste their time trying their 'products'.

    You need to unlock to have a look what M$ has done at w8.
    Then you need to lock it again since you notice that all what they have done is not needed or useless...

    W8 will be as useless as Vista has been. W7 is a fine OS!
     
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  14. Jaycee13

    Jaycee13 MDL Senior Member

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    When can we expect the second service pack of Windows 7? :D
     
  15. x86

    x86 MDL Addicted

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    Looks like we will be sticking to 7 for quite a long time. By 'we' I mean those who just want a stable OS (as stable as Windoze is ever going to be) to work on. I wouldn't move to a new OS just to say "I got the latest"; instead the argument should be more like "what extra does it offer that I could use?". At this stage, I can't really say that 8 is doomed to have the same destiny as Vista, but certainly didn't worth all that fuss IMHO. Time will tell :rolleyes:
     
  16. Jaycee13

    Jaycee13 MDL Senior Member

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    When can we expect the second service pack of Windows 7? :D
     
  17. janloomey

    janloomey MDL Novice

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    @2 what do you mean it was finally leaked,,you can d/l it officially from microsoft
     
  18. Jachra

    Jachra MDL Member

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    @MSMG,

    May you should add this information in your initial post. It will explain to alot of people why this is needed.
     
  19. JUD

    JUD MDL Member

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    Well said Pukkie201195 +1 :spoton: