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    Is it possible to change Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 style? Is yes, then what is the procedure?

    I don't like the new start menu screen of Windows 8 and I want to get back the old windows 7 style for my system. Is it really possible to do so?



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    Rajnish Array
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    Re: Is it possible to change Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 style? Is yes, then what is the procedure?

    There is no way to change windows8 start menu to windows 7.

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    Re: Is it possible to change Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 style? Is yes, then what is the procedure?

    hello dear, yeah it is possible to change windows 8 start menu to windows 7 start menu if it is annoying you.just follow the below steps for doing that:

    1)launch the windows registry editor(press regedit in run)
    2)drill down to HKEY_CURRENT USER_software\microsoft\windows\Current version\Explorer
    3)double click on RPEnabled
    4)change the value from 1 to 0
    5)tap enter and click OK

    thats it....now just tap the windows key on your keyboard twice to try it out.....you will find a similar menu to that of windows 7

    all the best

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    Re: Is it possible to change Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 style? Is yes, then what is the procedure?

    Hello Dude!!!


    _Yes it is Possible To Change Windows 8 Start Menu to Windows 07 Style_

    _Just Try The Following_


    windows-7-start-menu-in-windows-8.jpg

    *Launch the Registry Editor(win+r->regedit->enter),
    *Tap Down to the link below_
    http://HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mi...rsion\Explorer
    *Double Click on RPEnabled,
    *Change the value from 1 to 0,
    *Click Ok and you are Done.

    _You Have One More option of Changing windows menu(By Downloading third party app)_
    Windows8-StartMenu-gadget-options.jpg windows-8-old-start-menu.jpg


    *Download Win 8 Start Menu Changer,
    *Using this app you can Avail the Following Features_

    #You can change the Default appearance of Start Menu,
    #You can Enable/Disable Metro Ribbon UI, File Explorer and other Functions.
    #It was managed from windows Notification Area,
    #Avail in both English and Spanish,
    #It Automatically Restarts the File browser with Administrator Privileges to apply Changes.

    Thank You@@@

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    Re: Is it possible to change Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 style? Is yes, then what is the procedure?

    If you want to change the Windows 8 start menu back to the Windows 7 version, heres what you need to do:
    1. Launch the registry editor (win+r > regedit >enter)
    2. Drill down toHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Explorer
    3. Double-click on RPEnabled
    4. Change the value from 1 to (zero)
    5. Tap enter or click OK
    The change will take place immediately just tap the Windows key on your keyboard twice to try it out.

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    Re: Is it possible to change Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 style? Is yes, then what is the procedure?

    Offcourse , you can change Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 style

    To change Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 style, you have to first go to start nad then in the Run Window,you have to type regedit.
    Now you have to navigate to HKEY_CURRENT USER_software\microsoft\windows\Current version\Explorer.Then you have to double click on RPEnabled.After that change the value form 1 to 0.Now Click on Enter and then on OK.Done !!

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    Re: Is it possible to change Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 style? Is yes, then what is the procedure?

    Although Microsoft has changed the entire user interface in windows 8. But still there are users who still prefer Windows 7 search type
    because they are used to it, otherwise windows 8 search is also very good and give better result.

    There are is way to get back to earlier search Start option:





    Start registry editor , type regedit .

    Go to the path : - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer

    Double click RPEnabled

    Change value from 1 to 0 , press enter.

    The change will be immediately. You can see it by pressing windows key twice.

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    Re: Is it possible to change Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 style? Is yes, then what is the procedure?

    ya it is possible to make windows 8 start menu to windows 7 style:
    click on the start button then in the run window you have to type "regedit" now you have to navigate to HKEY_CURRENT USER_Software\microsoft\windows\current version\explorer. then you have to double click on the RPEnabled. after that change the value from 1 to 0 then click on ok.

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    Re: Is it possible to change Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 style? Is yes, then what is the procedure?

    Hi friend,


    Follow these steps:


    -> press windows+r
    -> type "regedit"
    -> press enter
    -> go to HKEY_CURRENT USER_software\microsoft\windows\Current version\Explorer
    -> double click on RPEnabled
    -> change the value from 1 to 0
    -> press enter and click OK


    REGARDS........................

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    Re: Is it possible to change Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 style? Is yes, then what is the procedure?

    Dear,

    It is possible to change Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 style.

    You can use following utilities that switch Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 style with few clicks:

    1. Classic Shell
    2. Start8 from Stardock
    3. Start Menu 8 from IObit
    4. Pokki's Windows 8 Start Menu

    Thanks!

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    Re: Is it possible to change Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 style? Is yes, then what is the procedure?

    Change windows8 start Menu to windows7

    * Press windowskey + r and type in "regedit"

    * Hit Enter
    * Navigate to key below :-
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer
    * Now Doubleclick on RPEnabled
    * Now change its value to '0'
    * Hit Enter to Save
    * Close regedit
    * Now press windows key to check

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    Re: Is it possible to change Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 style? Is yes, then what is the procedure?

    Hi,Dear friend

    Press windows Key + R and open Run


    Type regedit in the Textbox and hit Enter


    If asked for User Account Control click Yes Button


    Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer


    Click Explorer in the left side and double click RPEnabledin right side


    Change the Value to 0 to change from Metro UI to Classic Style


    Click Ok Click File >> Exit


    Restart the Explorer and you can see the Classic Start Menu of Windows 7 in Windows 8

    All The best!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Is it possible to change Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 style? Is yes, then what is the procedure?

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say.........................

    1.Firstly open the Run box.

    2.Then you type 'RegEdit' and then click 'OK'.

    3.Then you click and expand the operation 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer.

    4.And then double click on the option 'ERenabled'.

    5.Then you change the value to '0' and then save it.

    Have a nice day...........................

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    Re: Is it possible to change Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 style? Is yes, then what is the procedure?

    My dear friend here is your thing,,,

    1. First open RUN program and type regidit in it and click on OPEN.

    2. After that you should do as written below,,

    #Current user.

    #Software.

    # Microsoft.

    # Windows.

    # Current version.

    # Explorer(double click).

    # Change value from 1 to 0 and save.

    That's it.
    Good luck!!!

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