Classic Shell for Windows 8

Started Dec 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP MikeFromMesa Senior Member • Posts: 2,849
Re: Steps To Disable Metro UI in Windows 8

Flash48 wrote:

1. First, press the Start + R buttons, to open the Run menu.
2. In the Run window, type “regedit” and hit Enter.
3. Now scroll on the top of the list and double click on “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”. This will expand the folder.
4. Do the same for “SOFTWARE “.
5. In the list, search for “Microsoft” and open it.
6. Now using the same procedure, navigate to Windows->CurrentVersion->Explorer and some registry entries will appear in the right side of the screen.
7. Click on the one called “RPenabled” and change its value from “1? to “0?.
This will cause the metro UI to be replaced with a familiar looking Windows 7 start menu. To revert this all you need to do it to change the value of RPenabled back to 1.

I thought people posted that the ability to disable the Metro Screen was removed in the production version of Windows 8. So that is wrong? And it can be disabled in the release version?

If that is the case then it would be trivial for Microsoft to release a patch letting users do this in a simple straight-forward way. Of course that does not mean that they would do so ...

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