Saturday, July 7, 2012

Convert Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 Start Menu

Convert Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 Start Menu

1. Open the Run command box on Windows 8 by using  win+r > regedit >enter
2. Type in "regedit" without the quotes and click Okay.
3. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
4. Double-click on RPEnabled
5. Change the 1 to  0 (Zero)
6. Hit enter or click OK

Now you will have classic style start menu in Windows 8.


  1. Gosh, would I love to be able to do this, but it appears RPEnabled has been omitted in the newly released version. Any suggestions?

    1. Try to create that registry entry and check or we will check and update you with different steps to do the same.

    2. How it's possible to create that "RPEnabled"? Please, describe more as possible?

    3. Could you describe this process little more, pls? I really want to do the same, but there is no RPEnabled, and I don't know how to do it.

  2. Copy the below in NotPad

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


    ; Change the Desktop with RPEnabled

    Then save it as Startmenu.reg and then run it.