How to get rid of the annoying windows 8 metro tiled screen that all desktop users and come to hate so much.
Remove the windows 8 Start Screen is easy. A source of constant aggravation for those using a keyboard and mouse.
Follow these simple steps,
Adding the following automatically opens the Desktop after logging in: Simply add C:\Windows\Explorer.exe to your registry in the following location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
Step by step: First you need to find the registry, in previous window releases you would simply hit the start button and type in regedit.exe. In windows 8 you need to;
1. Press windows key + R 2. Type "regedit.exe" and run it by pushing enter.
You can now see the registry editor.
3. Click down to find the right file directory starting with HKEY_CURRENT_USER then SOFTWARE then MICROSOFT then WINDOWS then CURRENTVERSION then RUN. 4. On the right hand side of the pane right click in the open space and select NEW - Key from the drop down menu. 5. In the pop up window name the new key DieMetroDie and then save it. Now its added the key to the right side of the pane. Double click on it and a window appears to let you put a value to the key. 6. Put in the lower value field "C:\Windows\Explorer.exe" (without the quotes) and then push save. 7. Now close all open windows and then push the windows key and the letter c at the same time (Win+C) to expose the right hand side menu on the screen. 8. Select settings from the menu and then select power at the bottom. A menu pops up, select restart to reboot the computer.
That's it. Your all done. Now when you start the computer it will automatically start with the old fashion desktop.
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