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Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 8 has a new Charms Bar in place of Task bar. Charms bar in windows 8 has changed the way how users navigate through windows. Although there have many new features in windows 8 including picture password in winodws 8 but the classical  start button is not there to find the things in the way you were using in windows 7. 

In a way it becomes easy to navigate to the applications quickly but on the other side some ones like you didn’t liked it without the start button. If you disapprove windows 8 charms bar and feeling the essence to get back to the old yet better windows 7 classic task bar then you can do it in many ways.

  • Make change in Registry files

  • Use a third party software

Making changes in the registry settings is the easy way and you can do it quickly as explained below in the stepwise guidance. Otherwise you can use a third party software like StartIsBack, Pokki, StartMenu8, Start8 ,ViStart etc.

You can read guide to Boot directly to desktop in windows 8 bypassing the start screen .

Making changes in the registry file will also revert Windows 8 Metro UI, Windows Explorer, and Task Manager in Windows 7.

 Get Windows 7 Start Menu in Windows 8 Using Registry settings

Step 1. Press Win+R and hit Enter to open registry editor.

Step 2. In Registry Settings, Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer

Step 3. Now in right window panel search for RPEnabled and double click on it.

Step 4.A DWORD value window will pop-up, in this change the Data Value to 0(zero) and click on OK.

Step 5. Now Restart your computer to see changes.

That’s it! You can also revert to new Windows 8 features by changing the data value to 1 in 4th step.

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