Thursday, December 8, 2011

Disable Metro in Windows 8 Developer Preview

The Metro interface is a problem for some people and would like to have the desktop similar to Windows 7. Here is a registry edit to disable Metro UI.

1. Open regedit by typing regedit at the Start screen
2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
3. Modify the RPEnabled key to a “0” instead of the default “1”
4. To return to the Metro UI, just change the value back to a “1”

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