Windows 8 Metro Disabler Freeware. Here is my Saturday post with some upcoming freeware utilities which can disable the new Windows 8 Metro user interface. All those utilities make the switch to old classic Win 7 style as a snap.
Update: You might wanna check my post about a Free cool start menu for Windows 8 (Works on Server 2012 as well).
I think that one of the most anoying features of the new upcoming Windows 8 will be the Metro Interface. There is no reason to use it on regullar laptop/desktop, without touchscreen, right? That’s why without supprise we can see right now, even before the new system is out, tools to disable this feature.
In fact, new freeware called Windows 8 Metro Disabler made it’s apparition recently. You can download it from many download sites. The tool does what is designed for. Disables the W8 Metro User interface. But it’s not the only one out there, because there is many more.
Here are 3 Free tools I’m aware of, but I’m sure that there is more…. Those 3 tools are:
Windows 8 Metro Disabler helps you enable or disable the Windows 8 Metro Style and revert back to the Windows 7 Start Menu. Download here.
Another tool to test is Win Eight Metro UI Switcher - download from Softpedia. You don’t have to be logged on as an administrator for tweaking your sytem, and also there is no dependence on .NET
And another one - Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle can be downloaded from the developer’s Deviant Art website. free software for Windows that changes a single value in the Windows Registry to disable and enable the traditional start menu. The installation process when executed for the first time will trigger the installation of the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 from within the OS.
Windows 8 GA is scheduled this Fall (possibly in September.) There might still be many changes implemented from Microsoft, and so we will see if we gonna need those tools for deactivating the Metro UI at all… -:).
It might be a better system than Windows 7. I’m interested in some of the “green” features, like longer battery life on laptops, or faster boot process etc…