How to Turn Off Windows 8 Metro? Accessing programs in Windows 8 is becomes tough on its beta release. Using 5 Killer Tips you will enable disable Windows 8 Start menu like Windows 7. Get back Windows 8 Classic Start Menu Button.
Many of Windows 8 users who have installed Windows 8 in the early stage of it’s improvement feeling tough in terms of start menu apps and programs which can not easily accessible. As you already know that Start button got disappear from Windows 8 and therefore all the procedure and using practice needs improvement. All Windows 8 lovers including me hoping to see some major improvement in Start menu programs and apps.
There are various ways you can access start menu and programs in Metro UI Windows 8 but as you know old is Gold, you can still enjoy old start button like as Windows 7 in Windows 8.
How to Disable Lock Screen Windows 8
Microsoft has change features of Windows 7 and improved version called windows 8. They have some features in Windows 8. Start Menu and start button is the first and most useful feature has been disable by Microsoft in the beta release of Windows 8. You can still enjoy old windows 7 like start button and menu to enable it follow below steps or watch video.
1Scroll your mouse on the left side of your desktop to popup Start Screen. Once Start screen pop up. Choose Run Command to start tweaking in Windows 8.
2Once Run menu has been open type “regedit” command in the run box. Press enter. A Registry Editor will be open. Here you can enable and disable most of Windows 8 features like sidebar, Gadget and start menu with start button.
3Expand “HKEY_CURRENT_USER” then Software>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVersion>Explorer
4Now there you will find a file called “RPEnabled” file. Double click on it to open.
5Here you have to change the parameter of RPEnabled file. Just change “1” to “0”. This is how your Windows 8 Metro UI will be disable and Start button with menu will be enable.
Note: You can enable Windows 8 Disable Metro UI anytime to change the value from “0” to “1”. After all Microsoft has made it specially for Windows 8.
Congratulations! Now enjoy Windows 7 Start Menu in Windows 8.
Story Behind Enable Windows 8 Start Button
At the time of first Windows 8 Release preview was released I installed it at the first glance. I feel tough accessing Start button and start menu and lot of other features too then I start tweaking with windows 8. Finally I figure out how to disable Windows 8 Metro UI style to enable start button.
Update: Guys you also know that i had Disable Win 8 Metro UI before couple of days. I changed back to Metro UI in win8 operating system once again. Actually you can enable and disable it any time but it requires restart. Log off will also not helping. You must restart your wind 8 before changes apply. Coming to the point. I was trying Remote Desktop Connection after disabling Win 8 Metro style but it gives me no responses. Then i revert Start Menu to Metro UI in Win 8. Do you know what happen then? Remote connection start working again. So i realize that some win 8 features made with Metro UI enable. If you will disable Metro then you will lose those program access.
Rehana Shaikh is author of Enable Windows 8 Start Menu.