How to disable the Metro GUI in Windows 8

  1. Start regedit from the command prompt
  2. Navigate to:


  1. Locate the RPEnabled key and set it to Zero
  2. Alternativelly you can download the following reg file and double-click on it.

After disabling the Metro GUI you can get it back every time by restoring the key value to “1” or:

  • Pressing the Windows Key + Click on the Start Button (Windows Logo)


  • doing a mouse click on the bottom/left Start Button


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