Just wanna escape from the curse of start screen permanently.Help me please.

asked Mar 26, 2012 in Graphics by mrmorph (2,460 points)

2 Answers


You can do this by using registry hacks.But it is only tested in Windows 8 consumer preview.May change in Windows 8 final version.

Switch to the desktop and open run.

Then type regedit.

Find HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explore.

Go to RPEnabled.

Change its value from 1 to 0.

Then you are done.This will move you to the start menu from the start screen that you are used to.But this may cause you to boot the system.Thank you.

answered Mar 26, 2012 by trianguluminum (2,790 points)
selected Mar 28, 2012 by oliversk
Very simple like 1, 2 ,3

Just write startup security registry. Right click on it, open it as "Administrator", at the bottom of the file, there is written "Activate start screen", change it to "Deactivate start screen"

Sav the file than, restart your computer, and you are done. Enjoy!
answered Mar 27, 2012 by irishgob (1,880 points)