A boutique cyber security consultancy offering a variety of information security consultancy and compliance services designed to meet the individual needs of SME’s, public sector organisations and larger corporations, who want to protect their business and enhance the overall security of their internal and external information systems.
A boutique cyber security consultancy offering a variety of information security consultancy and compliance services designed to meet the individual needs of SME’s, public sector organisations and larger corporations, who want to protect their business and enhance the overall security of their internal and external information systems.

Windows 8 Desktop Marmite -1

We have had a few customers purchase new laptops with Windows 8 and are less than please with the learning curve of the metro interface. We have a couple of things you can do to make Windows 8 feel more like 7.

To disable metro

  • open a cmd window with administrator rights
  • To Disable Metro Type
    • bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy
  • To Enable Metro Type
    • bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard
  • You will need to reboot enable this

To get the start button back.

Download and install

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

This should get you some way to a more familiar look and feel.

Or if your lucky you might have downgrade rights do move down to Windows 7 see here for more information