Disable The Windows 8 Metro Start Menu

If you are a desktop user, you’re probably not too fond of the Windows 8 metro start menu, right? If so, switch back to the old classic Windows 7 Start menu.
Enable Classic Start Menu in Windows 8

This is the new Metro Start Menu:

New Windows 8 Metro Start Menu


1. Open the registry editor in Windows 8.

If you don’t know how to open the registry yet, learn it here

2. Uncollapse this path HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

3. Select the Explorer key and on the right pane you will find the registry key RPEnabled

4. Double-click on RPEnabled and change from 1 to 0

5. Either kill the explorer.exe and start it again or reboot your PC and the Windows 8 Metro Start menu will be disabled.

New Windows 8 Metro Start Menu#

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