How to Enable Classic Start Menu on Windows 8 Developer Preview Build

Metro UI is one of the prominent change in Windows 8 though not many will like this change but it does makes sense on Microsoft’s part to unify OS across all products. Keeping tablets in mind Microsoft had made sure to have touch friendly interface with Metro UI in Windows 8.

If you have downloaded & installed Windows 8 on your PC then you woud be knowing that even the start menu on Windows 8 metro ui based which many would not like it. If you are one of those then here is trick on how to get back Windows 7 style classic menu on Windows 8. Please keep in mind that this is pre-beta release and trick may or may not work on final release of Windows 8.

How to Enable Classic Start Menu on Windows 8

1.  Open Registry Editor and navigate to following registry key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

2. Now change value of RPEnabled from “1” to “0”

Close regedit and you should see classic aero style start menu back. However above change will disable the Metro UI completely if you want to get back the Metro UI, change the value back to “1”.

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