How long did you try Metro before disabling it?

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  1. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    This is for those of you on Windows 8 (VM or otherwise) who have disabled Metro UI (for the record, I have not.)

    I've seen dozens of posts on many forums about how users have downloaded Win8 only to disable the dozens of features that go along with Metro UI.

    How long did you try to use it if at all?
    If you ran into a problem did you try to Google it?
    How much effort would you say you put in?

    I'm genuinely curious, this isn't about trying to get people to turn it back on or anything like that.
     
  2. Brian K

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    Hungry Man,

    I tried it for several days and I think I had a reasonable idea of how it worked. But I prefer the old way.
     
  3. moontan

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    actually, i left it in there because i wanted the full experience.
    i actually enjoyed Metro, i'm a sucker for this kinda stuff. ;)

    but i'd rather use a file manager to launch my programs, or a program launcher.
    i don't use the Start buttons much anyway in W7, except to find/launch Windows apps.
     
  4. PoetWarrior

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    Tried it for 24 hrs. before I almost uninstalled it. Then I read how we could change it to get back the start menu (Win 7). It's still installed.
     
  5. Hungry Man

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    What did you like/ dislike about metro? What did you find easier or harder to do with it?

    I'm really curious as to how it's being received.
     
  6. JimboW

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    I just didn't like it. I wanted to, I had it installed for five days and was going to use it as my main OS but I just didn't like it. For me it just doesn't work as a desktop, it's strictly for tablets IMO. I think there should be an option on install for desktop users whether to include Metro or not. I'll probably try it again when it hits beta because everything else was really nice ie, the security features. But this tablet stuff ain't for me, I don't even own a smartphone nor do I want one. I'm kind of old school like that. But that's just me. Now i've got a fresh Win7 Pro install.

    BTW, I've been reading articles that describe the desktop as another app. To me it's the same as windows 7 basically but with the Metro tacked on. However, I can imagine in the future as Windows progresses ie, versions 9, 10+ that Metro will play a more prominent roll and then it will be the desktop that is tacked on and takes a back seat. If MS doesn't bomb with Win8 that is.
     
  7. Brian K

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    JimboW,

    Getting rid of Metro is easy. Just rename shsxs.dll in C:\Windows\System32 to shsxsOLD.dll

    Reboot and Metro is gone. You can rename the file if you want Metro back again.
     
  8. PoetWarrior

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    Good questions. When I install Win 7 I usually make the desktop icons smaller, so after installing Metro Win 8 I noticed these huge tiles unfortunately starring at me. It handles like a bike with a flat tire.

    Win 8 (Metro) feels like a schizophrenic individual. He can't make up his mind who he wants to be. So I (being a want-to-be psychologist) decided to assist Win 8 and help him discover his better self. With the much publicized tweaks, things are back to a good normal.

    :D
     
  9. lodore

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    i only installed windows 8 in a virtual machine since it is only a dev preview anyway. I dont like metro UI. on a desktop pc metro ui doesnt make sence.

    I always have multiple applications running and metro ui favours one thing taking up the whole screen which of course will work well on tablets and other smaller devices.
     
  10. Hungry Man

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    Doing this removes a lot of features in the OS and if a future update makes this impossible it'll break a lot of machines.
     
  11. lodore

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    its a dev preview only people know what their doing should use it.
     
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