Windows 8 comes out on October 26, which is fairly soon. Already, early adopters have used and reviewed Windows 8. Some people seem to be loving it, while other people don’t feel the same way.
Most Windows 8 problems center around the new ‘Metro’ interface. But it’s not actually called Metro because Microsoft doesn’t want users to use that term any more. Instead, it’s simply called the ‘Windows 8 interface’, which is a whole lot harder to say than ‘Metro’, but we’re getting off track.
The point is: Metro is hit-and-miss for users. For people who have grown up with Windows and used the operating system for their entire lives, Metro represents a shift from what they’re used to. People don’t like when things change, and that’s why Metro is facing some criticism.
To make matters worse, Microsoft doesn’t allow users to view the classic Windows screen when they start up their computers. Instead, they’re stuck with viewing the Metro user interface, after which they can navigate to the classic Windows menu system.
Fortunately, it wasn’t long before the software world found a way to solve this problem. A program called RetroUI is helping Windows 8 users avoid the Metro user interface and restore the classic Windows desktop environment.
In fact, the RetroUI program allows users to disable any Metro UI features in Windows 8, which is certainly handy for those who hate it. That means the Charms Bar, Metro Switcher, Hot Corners, and other Windows 8 features are all completely removed from the system and inaccessible to users. For all intents and purposes, Windows 8 looks like any other Windows operating system.
The only drawback is that RetroUI isn’t completely free. It offers a 7-day trial, after which users can decide whether or not to purchase the full version. In any case, the software can be downloaded here. Check it out today if you want to remove the Windows 8 interface!