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How to banish Metro from your Windows 8 PC forever

Brad Chacos | Feb. 19, 2013
Windows 8 is great—if you ditch its Live Tiles and silly swipe gestures. Here's how to do just that and get back to clean desktop living.

Search for "Run" or press Windows + R on your keyboard to open the Run command. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization in the Local Group Policy Editor's left-hand menu pane. Click the Do Not Display the Lock Screen option that appears in the main pane, select the Enabled option in the new window, and click OK to save your changes and never see the silly lock screen again.

 

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