How to eradicate Metro from Windows 8.1

Good tips here from Brad Chacos from, Oct 18, 2013

How to eradicate Metro from your Windows 8.1 PC
PC lovers rejoice! Windows 8.1 is here, and it’s chock full of refinements and fresh new features that make Microsoft’s finger-friendly, Live-Tile-spattered vision of the future more appealing—or at least less annoying—than ever before. But as helpful as those tweaks to Windows 8’s modern interface are, they won’t matter a lick to devout desktop diehards, who are no doubt muttering something about lipstick and pigs this very second.

Fear not! I said PC lovers rejoice, not just touchscreen lovers.
Windows 8.1 packs some new settings that make it a snap to spend the majority of your time in the traditional desktop. With a few more tweaks and an extra program or two, you’ll be able to shun the modern UI almost completely, while still basking in the glow of Windows 8’s faster boot times, overhauled Task Manager, and other under-the-hood improvements.

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