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Old Oct-26-2011, 07:46 AM
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start menu
dont like the weird start menu ?

Launch REGEDIT and browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer.
Double-click RPEnabled, and change it from 1 to 0 or 2

now Metro is gone and you have normal start again

Last edited by basflt; Oct-26-2011 at 08:11 AM.
Old Oct-26-2011, 09:28 AM
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jhofker is offline jhofker
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I clean-installed one and upgraded the other. Like I said, I knew what I was getting into. :-)

If you don't like the new start screen, use Win7. That registry hack removes more than just the metro start screen (like the new task manager).
Old Oct-26-2011, 09:59 AM
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did clean install,s w vista-beta's
no thanks , i wait for final product

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no , task manager is still there

0 removes metro
2 keeps both normal + metro

this metro stuff may be handy for tablets and smart-phones and such
for a desktop its clumsy

Last edited by basflt; Oct-26-2011 at 11:40 AM.
Old Oct-26-2011, 03:53 PM
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That looks cool. I'll pass, because I'm not a developer, and I wouldn't know what I was getting into
Old Oct-27-2011, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by ThatCanonGuy View Post
That looks cool. I'll pass, because I'm not a developer, and I wouldn't know what I was getting into
im no developer either
if you install on a virtual machine , there is no risk
i use Oracle Virtual Box
is freeware and compatible with win8
Old May-15-2012, 01:04 PM
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joeinmiami is offline joeinmiami
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Do yourself a favor guys or gals, upgrade to Windows 7, it is more mature and stable that that piece of garbage called Vista!

Actually, we all should can Microsoft products and install Ubuntu instead, however, I don't think Adobe products run on Ubuntu

On my new PC (running Windows 7)I went ahead and installed Open Office, let us see, Microsoft Office Ultimate, about $400, Open Office Free.

Just my 2 cents (My wife won't let me spend more)

Joe

PD If you decided to move to Windows 7 from Vista, do yourself a favor and do a clean install, do not do an update from Vista!
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