Attention Windows Purists: Thinix RetroUI Lets You 'Terminate' Windows 8's New Interface

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warptek2010

Not being able to disable this feature out of the box speaks volumes about the company and their seemingly new coercive/authoritarian philosophy. It was never like this when Gates ran this company. I just wonder how long until MicroEmpire takes legal action against these 3rd party companies, as you all must know - Metro is there for a reason... to make the company gazzillions more in revenue and Metro is a misnomer... it should be aptly called Portal because that is exactly what it is - a portal to the Microsoft store and it's business partners.

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livebriand

Start8 has been working pretty well for me so far. I can disable the hot corners (on the desktop) and all. The only issue is that it doesn't auto-launch on a cold boot (only if I log out and log in again - I don't have a password set, so it logs in by default).

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Digital-Storm

Windows 7 would be a far superior choice imo. Why fix what wasn't broken.

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Craig-g

I put Win8 CP on my non-techie wifes computer to see how she handled Metro. Pretty well actually. After a few days she had pinned most of her programs to the taskbar. She lets her computer sleep instead of turning it off and when it wakes it goes to the desktop. She pretty much never sees metro.

I've got access to the RTM through work and I've now upgraded all our machines to it. The improvements on the desktop side are nice enough to want to upgrade. But keep in mind I also never had a problem with Vista, even on my game machine from day 1 of release, so I'm probably crazy.

I tried stardocks start8, it seems to be the best of the metro bypassers so far.

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John Pombrio

There are a bunch of these out now. A free version called SkipMetroSuite by WinAero:

http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.103

will skip over Metro and you can selectively remove the hot corners. It does the same as RetroUI and is free.

A more comprehensive suite of tools is the bringing back of the Win7 Orb along with disabling of Metro boot and hot corners. It works great and right now is free during its Beta version.

http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/

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whitneymr

I've been using Stardocks Fences and WindowBlinds for a long time. All of their stuff has been bug free and top notch.

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don2041

Be warned if you download the WinAero version be prepared to battle adds downloading a bunch of other shit you don,t want. Stardocks Start8 is much better

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John Pombrio

I have used the SkipMetroSuite several times and there has been ZERO additions, popups, or ads. Please verify your posts before trashing a excellent program like this.

Please use the link I provided, I don't know where you got a version that has adware attached but it is NOT part of the authors page...

http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.103

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don2041

damn

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don2041

I would like to see how many people use programs like this and send the stats to Microsoft so they can start giving the customer what THEY want and not what MS dictates. All they had to do was put this option in, in the first place and Win 8 would not get near as much negative feedback!!!

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Scatter

You watch a month or two after Windows 8 comes out Microsoft will deem them as 'security hazards' and block them with a patch.

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Xenite

Assuming they still have it working with Win8, Winstep would be a MUCH better choice.

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