How to make Windows 8 look like Windows 7 | Reviews | CNET UK

When Windows 8 first loads, you’ll notice how it defaults to the new Start screen. If you’d rather go straight to the traditional desktop we all know and love, download a free tool called Skip Metro Suite. Once installed, launch the program and verify ‘Skip Start Screen’ is ticked.

While you’re here, you’ll notice that you can also disable some or all of Windows 8’s hotspots, allowing you to safely roll your mouse into the corners of the screen, without worrying about triggering the charms bar, apps switcher or Start button. They’re all enabled by default, so simply untick those features you wish to keep before clicking Save Settings.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25:  The Microsoft Wind...

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 25: The Microsoft Windows 8 operating system is on display at a press conference on October 25, 2012 in New York City. Windows 8 offers a touch interface in an effort to bridge the gap between tablets and personal computers. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

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via How to make Windows 8 look like Windows 7 | Reviews | CNET UK.

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About Karl Dallas

Former BBC and IRN presenter, presenter of jazz, classical, movie and talk shows on Bradford Community Broadcasting, editor and presenter of VideoCaroline, "the best TV over the Seven Seas".
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