The Deployment Bunny

OS Deployment, Virtualization, Microsoft based Infrastructure…

  • Archives

  • Meta

Windows 8 Developer Server – Preview: Switch to classic start menu

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on September 18, 2011

If you are testing Windows 8 Server just for the fun of it, you will soon realize that the new Metro-Style application interface does not really work great for server administration (right now), so the easy way is to turn it off.

Here is how to use REG.exe to see the setting and to modify it:

Check the setting:

  • reg.exe query HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer /v RPEnabled
    • 1 = Metro style
    • 0 = Classic Desktop and start menu

Modify the setting:

  • reg.exe add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer /v RPEnabled /d 0 /t REG_DWORD /f

Hopefully the new UI will work better for servers in the future.

/mike

7 Responses to “Windows 8 Developer Server – Preview: Switch to classic start menu”

  1. […] Today I ran in to a Tweet with my solution of how to turn it off, see https://deploymentbunny.com/2011/09/18/windows-8-developer-server-preview-switch-to-classic-start-men… […]

  2. […] Style is also there in Windows 8 Server, but if you wish to turn it of here how to do it: https://deploymentbunny.com/2011/09/18/windows-8-developer-server-preview-switch-to-classic-start-men…  LD_AddCustomAttr("AdOpt", "1"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Origin", "other"); […]

  3. […] My friend Mikael Nyström wrote how to do this with reg.exe for Windows 8 Serveron his blog. […]

  4. Dalle said

    I have made a PowerShell script for this…
    http://poweradmin.se/blog/2011/09/20/turn-on-and-of-the-old-menu-in-windows-8-the-powershell-way/

  5. […] "Screen Resolution"), I wanted my Start Menu back. So I ran the following command provided in Mikael Nystrom's blog post (there is also a PowerShell […]

  6. […] Resolution”), I wanted my Start Menu back. So I ran the following command provided in Mikael Nystrom’s blog post (there is also a PowerShell […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: