How to Banish Metro from Windows 8 PC

How to Turn off Windows 8 Metro from PC Forever

2013-05-08 17:24:35 / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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How to banish metro from Windows 8 PC

Metro is a conception created by Microsoft originally for use in Windows phone. It is an internal code name of a typography-based design language. (From Wiki) Metro more concerns the content of applications and rely more on typography than graphics.

To meet the increasing numbers of tablets and touch screens users, Microsoft introduces the finger-friendly Metro interface to their latest OS Windows 8. Metro does bring lots of conveniences to tablets and touch screens users.

But what if you're among the majority of Windows users who aren't using a tablet or a touch screen, the focus on Live Tiles and mobile-centric apps is more of a frustration than a feature. Vexingly, Windows 8 is riddled with sneaky ways to drag you out of the desktop and dump you on that shifting, shiny Start screen.

Luckily, it is possible to banish Metro from Windows 8 PC. Here's a step-by-step guide to banishing the Modern interface from your Windows 8 life. Once it's gone, you might just come to appreciate Windows 8 even more than you do Windows 7. I have.

  • Step 1: Download Classic Shell from the Internet and install it into your computer. Choose to only install the "Classic Start Menu" features by setting all other options to the red X.

    Note: Classic Shell is freeware that has been around for years. It specializes in restoring features that were removed or changed in different versions of Windows. Among other things, Classic Shell enables you to restore a Start button that looks identical to your Windows 7 Start button.
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  • Step 2: Launch the software after installation and choose a Start Menu style.

    banish Windows 8 metro

  • Step 3: You can also choose to kip the Metro screen and bring you automatically to the traditional desktop.

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  • Step 4: After you applied these settings, your desktop will look like this:

    turn off Windows 8 metro

With a piece of third party software, you can easily banish Windows 8 Metro. And there are other programs such as Start 8 offer similar the functionality. Besides the Metro in Windows 8 troubles most users, forgetting Windows 8 password is also a widely problem frustrating many users. Luckily, Windows Password Recovery is kind of software designed for solving this problem. If you happened to forget Windows 8.1 and password, Windows Password Recovery will certainly reset your lost or forgotten password without any efforts.

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