Want a Start Menu in Windows 8 Release Preview?

The registry hack from the Customer Preview version no longer exists so I tried a few third party products and settled on the free Classic Shell program:

I only chose to install the “Classic Start Menu” portion:

win8rp-startmenu1.png

Now I have a start menu in Windows 8 Release Preview:

win8rp-startmenu2.png

This doesn’t remove or replace any of the Metro interface capabilties. You can still move the mouse to the very lower left hand corner of the screen and switch to Metro:

win8rp-startmenu3.png

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