Windows 8 – How to disable the Metro logon screen

When starting Windows 8 you’ll see the Metro logon screen as shown in the picture below. The user logon then looks like this. If you prefer to get the Windows 7 style logon screen back, set RPEnabled to 0 the key is stored under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer The next time you logon the Metro style will be gone and you get back the classic logon screen. By the way if you want the classic start menu back Read More …

Windows 7 and Multilanguage Packs

Most of you actively dealing with Windows 7 deployments probably know about the Multilanguage Packs for Windows 7 , but since I do still get questions about this every now and then, I thought it’s worth to do a brief recap on this subject. For the sake of simplicity I’ve created a Q&A based summary. Q:  What is the default language of Windows 7 A:  The Windows 7 (as Vista) core operating system is language Read More …