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 Post subject: Get Back Windows 7 Start Menu in Windows 8 DP [How To]
New postPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:38 am 

Hey ; If you want to Enable Win 7's Start menu in Win 8 DP ;) You need to follow these simple steps :P

Step 1 : Pres Windows + R and type regedit.exe and then hit Enter to launch Registry Editor.

Step 2 : And then navigate to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

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Step 3 : Double Click on RPEnabled and change its value to 0

That's it all Done

Tip : If you want DP's Start menu then simple Change value to 1 :thumbup:

Cheers :yawn:



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 Post subject: Re: Get Back Windows 7 Start Menu in Windows 8 DP [How To]
New postPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:48 am 

UVAIS wrote:
Hey ; If you want to Enable Win 7's Start menu in Win 8 DP ;) You need to follow these simple steps :P

Step 1 : Pres Windows + R and type regedit.exe and then hit Enter to launch Registry Editor.

Step 2 : And then navigate to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

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Step 3 : Double Click on RPEnabled and change its value to 0

That's it all Done

Tip : If you want DP's Start menu then simple Change value to 1 :thumbup:

Cheers :yawn:



You should give credits where credits are due...

http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-8-ho ... start-menu



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 Post subject: Re: Get Back Windows 7 Start Menu in Windows 8 DP [How To]
New postPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:51 am 

Its by me Rick LOL

and you can say this too

http://www.askvg.com/how-to-enable-good ... r-preview/

Or

http://tinyurl.com/5tmykq4

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UVAIS wrote:
Its by me Rick LOL


Doubt it.. you looked it up and pretended you knew this... :lol: The image may be yours but you didn't think of it alone.. :lol:



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ITGeekRC wrote:
UVAIS wrote:
Its by me Rick LOL


Doubt it.. you looked it up and pretended you knew this... :lol: The image may be yours but you didn't think of it alone.. :lol:



I updated my Post read again :yawn:



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 Post subject: Re: Get Back Windows 7 Start Menu in Windows 8 DP [How To]
New postPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:57 pm 
For this post the author Stu has received gratitude : Mike

You know what get's on my nerves more than anything (apart from lmgtfy links) ...... how people; within hours of getting the dev preview, hack it for legacy functionality probably without giving the new start menu a decent chance.
You want Windows 7's Start Menu? **** off and use Windows 7. Don't like Metro, stay with Windows 7; don't have the hardware, go to Win95; it's simple. I can understand hacks like changing the green background and the time & date format on the lock screen (yes, yes i have) but really, the Windows 7 Start Menu - ALREADY!
Guaranteed by the end of the week the web will be littered with crappy apps that 'get Windows 7 this and that back in Windows 8'....... guaranteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed!!!

@ Uvais - I assume you went through with changing the menu? If so, i also assume the new Start Dash now doesn't work? What about the WinKey? Any conflicts there? What if you're in the Start Dash, does the W7 Start Menu show over the top of does it cut back to the Desktop?


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 Post subject: Re: Get Back Windows 7 Start Menu in Windows 8 DP [How To]
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Stu wrote:
You know what get's on my nerves more than anything (apart from lmgtfy links) ...... how people; within hours of getting the dev preview, hack it for legacy functionality probably without giving the new start menu a decent chance.
You want Windows 7's Start Menu? **** off and use Windows 7. Don't like Metro, stay with Windows 7; don't have the hardware, go to Win95; it's simple. I can understand hacks like changing the green background and the time & date format on the lock screen (yes, yes i have) but really, the Windows 7 Start Menu - ALREADY!
Guaranteed by the end of the week the web will be littered with crappy apps that 'get Windows 7 this and that back in Windows 8'....... guaranteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed!!!

Will always be the way :) Took me a while to work up to Windows 7's new Taskbar and I still don't love it completely but I'm definitely used to it now. Some people just don't like change but I get what you mean :)



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New postPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:10 pm 

The Start Menu was one of the things i wanted almost straight away (and a nice multi-touch display). It felt like my thumbs had been cut off without it. I can see why people would want it, but this early takes the dooda a bit + the fact that once you're used to it, it's much quicker and more functional than the W7 Start Menu.



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Stu wrote:
You know what get's on my nerves more than anything (apart from lmgtfy links) ...... how people; within hours of getting the dev preview, hack it for legacy functionality probably without giving the new start menu a decent chance.
You want Windows 7's Start Menu? **** off and use Windows 7. Don't like Metro, stay with Windows 7; don't have the hardware, go to Win95; it's simple. I can understand hacks like changing the green background and the time & date format on the lock screen (yes, yes i have) but really, the Windows 7 Start Menu - ALREADY!
Guaranteed by the end of the week the web will be littered with crappy apps that 'get Windows 7 this and that back in Windows 8'....... guaranteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed!!!

@ Uvais - I assume you went through with changing the menu? If so, i also assume the new Start Dash now doesn't work? What about the WinKey? Any conflicts there? What if you're in the Start Dash, does the W7 Start Menu show over the top of does it cut back to the Desktop?



Stu, the WinKey works great in both changes in the Metro UI and Original Win 7 Start Menu. I have had no issues whatsoever.



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 Post subject: Re: Get Back Windows 7 Start Menu in Windows 8 DP [How To]
New postPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:05 pm 

Amen Stu. I hate that people are always fighting innovation and trying to step backwards. I would say little tweaks like that account for 75% of people's computer problems (the other 25%, of course, is looking at pr0n lol)



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