Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Video Training

Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Video Training
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Getting the Start Menu back in Windows 8

Finally, a taste of Windows 8.  Today I installed the Windows 8 Developer preview.  My first impression, once I got to the desktop, was “Where is my search bar?”  For those of you who have attended one of my classes, you know how much I like that search bar.  Here is how you get it back.

 

Get to the run command by pressing the Windows key + R.  If you are experimenting with Windows 8 in a virtual machine, open the task manager.  Under File click New Task (Run…)

 

Type Regedit.

Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

Change the value of RPEnabled from 1 to 0.

Close the Registry Editor and you should have you Windows 7 Start menu back.  Perform a reboot when you get a chance.

 

(Note: This was tested on the Developer Preview)

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