Seems silly to want this off right? Two main reasons why you would want it off. The important instructions are between the lines, but do yourself a favor and read the whole thing. 1. The most useful reason, windowed 3D application are forced to use vsync. Absolutely no way around this. Emulators and games that feature borderless window options are annoying. Before you could use a compatibility shim for these types of programs, but that is no longer the case. 2. Some complain about laggy window movements. 3. It's fun to mess with windows, and I spent a lot of time on making this work rather nicely. Googleing will give you a few solutions using way too many steps and 3rd party apps, and the results are annoying and non permanent. Some solutions make the desktop unusable which is silly. I'll show you a much better way to turn off DWM, as long as you understand a few things. A. You should be proficient with Windows. I'm not going to explain every little detail. B. You understand that the Start screen will break, and other parts of windows will be inaccessible. You lose the login screen as a result, so you need to either remove your password or set up windows to automatically login (google it). If you need to lock your computer, a good replacement is ClearLock. Set it up, and launch to lock. Add a shortcut to it in your startup folder to lock on startup. Make sure windows is set to login to the desktop (google it, classicshell also has an option for this) C. Make sure you use something like classicshell to have a way to use Windows. Wireless connections will also be unchangeable, use something like PE Network Manager as a replacement, it's also a lot better anyway. The bold part is important because this is really the only 'bad' thing that can go wrong if you try this. Otherwise you risk locking yourself out of windows. __________________________________________________________________ Download this http://www.eightforums.com/attachments/tutorials/2309d1317449691-take-ownership-add-context-menu-windows-8-add_take_ownership.reg And this http://www.mediafire.com/download/llvplxlrtlu917x/NODWM8.1.7z The first thing you should already have if you are a poweruser. It adds a rightclick option to files to forceown files. The second thing is a 7z file I put togther with a batchfile and an exe named dwm.exe, it's 3kb, and it does absolutely nothing. Seriously, just enough code to make it immediately close. I hope you see where I am going with this. Navigate to your system32, find dwm.exe, rightclick, take ownership. Now, you can either run my batchfile, or replace it manually... Rename dwm.exe in system32 to dwm.exe.old Copy the 'new' dwm.exe to system32. Restart, or logoff (click the center of the screen), or open task manager and end dwm.exe and restart explorer.exe. It's now off, to reverse it should be obvious, re-replace dwm.exe with the original one, then restart or logoff. You can also use my batchfile and after it turns off DWM, it will allow you to press any key to turn it back on. __________________________________________________________________ If you use the programs I tell you about in my directions and the explanation before it, you pretty much find yourself in a metroless windows. The advantage of doing it this way is it's very easy to reverse, and it's permanent. If you want to limit the risk of opening the new metro CP, you can navigate to C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel and rename SystemSettings.exe to SystemSettings.exes.old. Just something interesting to try, I thought it was fun. Also useful for my emulators and a handful of games. I don't give two shiets about any apps.