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Get Windows 7 Start Menu In Windows 8


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If you are one of the first users who grabbed the latest Windows 8 developer preview, you will find that a lot has changed since Windows 7. The most visible change is the Start Menu which has been totally revamped by Microsoft. If you are a big fan of Windows 7 Start Menu and want it in Windows 8, the result is just a few clicks away since it requires a simple registry tweak.

Open the Run Dialog box using Win+R hotkey. Type regedit and hit Enter. This will launch the Registry Editor.

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Now navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer from the left sidebar.

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On the main interface, double-click RPEnabled, change the DWORD Value data to 0, and click OK.

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Now restart Windows Explorer or log off the system and login again to view the change. The Windows 8 start orb and start menu will be replaced with Windows 7 start orb and start menu.

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To revert back the changes, double-click RPEnabled in Registry Editor and change the value back to 1. It’s that simple. Enjoy!

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Guest prayaas1998

Well, the registry tweak unpilled it. Remember the RedPill stuff we did with the leaked builds? (7850, 7955, 7959, 7989) RPEnabled=0 means RedPillEnabled=False After that you have the traditional NT timebomb in winver and the watermark on desktop. It'll disable most things and make it Windows 7 practically. Even the ribbon gets disabled. :( Offtopic Comment: Crossed 100 posts. Yay!

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