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[Stardock] Bringing back the Windows 8 “Start” menu

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Start8 brings the “Start” menu back to Windows 8. This product is free and is expected to be available later this week.

I figured that the number of people dismayed at the lack of the Start button(myself included) warranted this post in the news section thumb.gif
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Subscribed to this. I've been beta testing Win8 for work, and this will be a big help biggrin.gif
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Neat...not a fan of having to install extensions for what should be a normal option in the OS, but neat nevertheless. I will try it out.
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Well it was only a matter of time before someone did this. Hope they come up with a Windows 7-style Start menu as well; but this is a giant step in the right direction.
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the old start menu can be enabled via registry
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the old start menu can be enabled via registry

details/source please? too lazy to look up...
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the old start menu can be enabled via registry

This.

The menu fix has been known since the first day of the dev preview. No need for this.
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I like the new Start screen more than the old start menu, but Im sure many will find this useful.
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the old start menu can be enabled via registry


I don't think it can in the CP version. It could in the Developer's Preview version.
    
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Originally Posted by finalturismo View Post

the old start menu can be enabled via registry

details/source please? too lazy to look up...
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To get back the old start menu, open regedit, goto

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

change value of RPEnabled from "1" to "0"

close regedit, you get your old start menu......the catch is, no more metro UI because you just disabled it. To get back the Metro UI, change the value back to "1"

Source

Notice the date Sept 2011
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