If you’re already sick and tired of the Metro start menu (or you can’t find anything you want) you can stop it and reclaim your Windows7 start menu with the following commands.
1. Use the following key commands “Windows key + R” to get into the run command
2. Type regedit.exe and press enter
3. In the registry editor, browse to the following key:
4. Change the value of the key “RPEnabled” from “1” naar “0” (zero).
5. Close the registry and you’re finished. (Reboot is NOT required, at last !!!)
If you want to enable the Metro start button just change the “RPEnabled” key back to the value “1” and your on your way again.
** UPDATE 06-03-2011 **
With the release of the consumer review (aka beta) this option through the registry is removed. It is not possible to disable the metrostyle UI with this key. I’ll keep looking for another way to disable the Metro styple UI and report back to you.
** End update **
Yesterday Microsoft started the Build conference.
They released a developer version of Windows 8 (workstation and server) last night and is available on the MSDN website for download.
If you didn’t see the keynote for Microsoft’s “build” click here.
If you want to run Windows 8 (server) in a virtual enviroment you need either Microsoft’s Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer or VMWare’s Workstation 8.
You can download your copy of VMWare’s Workstation 8 version here.
For Xitrix XenServer just click here.
And last but certainly not least Microsoft Hyper-V is available here. This is a free stand-alone version where you don’t need a license for.
There is a lot of news from the build conference and you’ll have to follow me on Twitter (@jackcobben) to keep up. I’ll be posting some info on the blog but not everything.
For now this is it and until next time.
While surfing the net i’ve read that Microsoft is intending to release a public beta in September of this year and the following year (Q3/Q4) should be the official release of Windows 8.
This is just the scatter on the net and is not confirmed by Microsoft.
Just my $0,02 on the buzz around Windows 8.
Until next time.