There is so much about Windows 8 that really irks me. Like in many ways it's ripping off apple, it's pretty much giving desktop and laptop users the bird with it's UI that's built for tablets and phones. If I wanted my computer to look and work like a tablet, I'll buy a fucking tablet.
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Windows 8 Tweaks
Enable the old start menu
A lot of questions are answered in this article.
Q: Can I turn off Metro?