How to use Start Menu, Windows Explorer and Task Manager from Windows 7 in Windows 8

As in earlier versions of WindowsAnd about Windows 8 opinions are divided. Users tablets or monitor / touch screen notebook adopted enthusiastic new Metro interface it, instead most other users WindowsThat use conventional monitors, keyboards and mice have reported difficulty in using the new Start and type tile applications (Not button exit, For example, and that once released, can be minimized by Key WindowsBut running background to stop the system).

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If you are among those who tested Windows 8 and you dropped it because of lack Start Menu's as you used to, or because difficult access some s tool system without the help keyboard shortcutIn this article we show how to use the Start Menu, Windows Explorerand Task Manager from Windows 7 in Windows 8 Developer Preview with a small Registry hack.

Windows NEVER Start Menu, Windows Explorer and Task Manager in Windows 8

open Run and type regedit to open registry Editor (the easiest way to open Run in Windows 8 is the use of the key combination Windows + R)

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In the Registry Editor navigate to the key HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer

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In the right pane identified DWord entry RPEnabled, Right click on it and select Modify.

Then modify input value RPEnabled of 1 in 0 (0 disables the Metro a interface Windows 8 and activates instead classic interface used Windows 7 for Start Menu, Windows Explorer and Task Manager) and close registry Editor.

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Immediately after changes to registry Task Manager will return to the interface used in Windows 7, but in order to use the classic Start Menu you will need to give one restart la explorer.exe.

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After restarting explorerMetro Start will be disabled and replaced start menu from Windows 7.

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Note: Before making changes to Regedit, it is recommended to create a back-up of the system registers to avoid any unpleasant consequences. Activating the classic Start Menu in Windows 8 also involves the default activation of Windows Explorerand Task Manager from Windows 7.

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How to use Start Menu, Windows Explorer and Task Manager from Windows 7 in Windows 8

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