Now that Windows 8 is starting to become available in preview form, I figured a thread on some tweaks we are using would be nice. Disable Metro UI Spoiler The Metro UI is nice for tablets, but IMO it is useless on a desktop/laptop computer. So I like to disable it. Open Regedit Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer" Change the RPEnable key from 1 to 0 Close Regedit Reboot the PC or Download the zip file attached to this post and run the registry files to enable or disable the Metro UI. Then reboot the PC. This is a user specific setting, so disabling it when logged in as one user will not disable it for other users of the computer.