Windows 8 RTM Metro (I mean... new GUI) Remover/Fix already out!

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  1. king-dubs

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    Good to know, but i already got used to the new GUI with the Release Preview, it isn't that bad ... but nevertheless good to know
     
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    Probably wont work once Win 8 is out. M$ will make sure it wont work by then.
     
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    This literally replaces Metro with Windows 7 explorer.

    And... Windows 8 is already out last time I checked (RTM'd), just not general public release yet.
     

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    RTM=Release to Manufacturing, it's the final product.
     
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    Does it affect performance at all? Just wondering if it made it slower or not.
     
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    Cool thanks, it might come in handy one day :)
     
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    It increased productivity ;)
     
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    This is a nice idea. I am still a little skeptical that Microsoft might patch this up in future windows updates just because.
     
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    Then they'd be shooting themselves again in the foot :p
     

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    RTM or not, i'm pretty sure MS will find a way to break it.
     
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    Thanks op, I might actually like Win 8 now :)
     
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    Old news, this has been making the rounds since the RP, and yes it still works with the RTM

    Works very well, and makes a near perfect swap of Metro > Start menu, only a couple bugs with things not working, nothing important though
     
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    Awesome! Now i like Win8! Still i dont understand why MS did not include this option in the product, like switch to classic menu style.
     
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    Is that your opinion "nothing important" ?What exactly isn't working?
     

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    From the list via the link, some pretty big issues actually.

    So, yeah, it gets you the Start menu back but pretty much a lot of the other functions of the OS break. Frankly, neither option is appealing to me, Metro or breaking the OS to get rid of it with this methodology. I'll wait for more clever solutions that don't involve replacing Explorer. Or, at the very least, doing it in such a haphazard manner.
     
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    Try it, start menu last opened doesnt stick, clicking the user picture at the top of start menu > change user picture gives and explorer dependency error

    Nothing that stops you from using Windows 8 exactly like you did in Windows 7


    As for the list above, doesn't take a genius to work out that an app that kills Metro will actually stop Metro based apps and functions from running
     
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    Probably best to wait at least 0.5 years before trying Win8. Perhaps better solutions will exist and better drivers too.
     
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    I think I'll wait for someone to work out how to boot straight to desktop not totally get rid of Metro and break things in the process.
     
  20. king-dubs

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    This:

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    However, I discovered that overriding the default registry value:
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    "Shell"=explorer.exe
    
    with
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    "Shell"="explorer.exe /select,explorer.exe"
    
    
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...metro-ui/b42aaff7-8625-49c3-ae49-c6961be537be
     

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