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The charms bar is not only annoying, but I never use it. Ipso facto, it's a resource hog. Maybe not a HUGE resource hog, but it is one. I don't want the charms bar. Now, don't give me a link that "disables the charms bar", whwen in fact all it does is makes it run in the background still. I want to know what the actual process is called so I can kill it and delete it so the charms bar will not run EVER again.

So, does anyone know what the process is?

Thanks.
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Uninstall Windows 8 biggrin.gif

In all seriousness, it is a hassle, and I tried Windows 8 for a awhile but it just never grasped me. Buggy drivers, that horrible start screen and the lack of a start button forced me back to Windows 7.

Good luck in your quest! I'm sure it will be more that just killing a process in TaskMgr, but it can't hide forever wink.gif
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Don't have win8 to test with but I imagine it's just a portion of the explorer shell. You can try checking services.msc to see if there's a related service but everything online about "disabling" it is to just add a reg entry. I imagine if it was something that could be removed it would be in those guides as well.
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I actually found this on PCWorld.com, might be of some use? They mention the lock screen but perhaps there is a setting there that will help?
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Search for "Run" or press Windows + R on your keyboard to open the Run command. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization in the Local Group Policy Editor's left-hand menu pane. Click the Do Not Display the Lock Screen option that appears in the main pane, select the Enabled option in the new window, and click OK to save your changes and never see the silly lock screen again.

From http://www.pcworld.com/article/2027945/how-to-banish-metro-from-your-windows-8-pc-forever.html
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