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#1 KNARZ

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 21:08

Hi

I'm in a hurry atm but i just wanted to give everbody hope that a workaround is comming. ;)
No fake, no editing --> It's real. it's mine.




#2 Azies

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 21:23

and get rid of all those nice Metro transition effects when going into your start screen. Just use the darn OS like it was intended or stay with Windows 7, it really is that simple, and if you like the enhancements that come with Windows 8, simply use it.


I myself, am on Windows 7, I cannot for the life of me get a hold of a license, otherwise I would likely get rid of Windows 7, and just use Windows 8.

#3 zhangm

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:09

With all these threads and programs, I'm starting to wonder whether everyone else in the world does nothing on Windows except log in and log out.

#4 remixedcat

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:27

Server 2012 converter has that. It still keeps the start screen though.

#5 OP KNARZ

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:31

to be honest i didn't thought i would get this negativ reaction. i don't know about any server converter.

#6 remixedcat

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:38

It only works on server 2012 and not windows 8, feel free to try it but don't blame me if you brick it....

#7 Jeston

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:57

and get rid of all those nice Metro transition effects when going into your start screen. Just use the darn OS like it was intended or stay with Windows 7, it really is that simple, and if you like the enhancements that come with Windows 8, simply use it.


I myself, am on Windows 7, I cannot for the life of me get a hold of a license, otherwise I would likely get rid of Windows 7, and just use Windows 8.

What's wrong with someone modifying their OS to their liking?

#8 r0c

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 16:06

this script would be great when available.

#9 .Neo

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 16:16

Just use the darn OS like it was intended or stay with Windows 7, it really is that simple, and if you like the enhancements that come with Windows 8, simply use it.

What about you just stop telling others what to do with their own PCs.

#10 OP KNARZ

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 19:33

finaly some positiv feedback. therefore it bothers nearly every power user... it seems that nobody cares about (imho) the real deal. with no extra tool or anything else.
there are plenty of tools and workarounds and it seemed that nobody was interessted in this anymore.

i will release a tutorial and my script (i guess) next week.


real description (can't edit the first post anymore):

I searched the hole web to find an answer how to bypass Metro UI after Logon.
Metro can be nice, but as a 'Poweruser' you don't need it in the first place.

Microsofts last statement is there is no way to avoid Metro UI while login.
Right. Becaus they have some kind of policy in the System which doesen't allow the user to login directly to Desktop.

In result I only found the known workarounds like

  • creating a scheduler task
  • autorun or statup routine
  • some scr workaround
  • metro suite
  • etc. etc.

They all have three things in common
  • start a task
  • splash Metro UI for at least a second
  • desktop keeps loading the interface

It all works in some way, but... not in the way it could be.
It's all nice, and also credit for all of you, but as we can see Windows Server 2012 has this 'fast and fluid' logon experience many of us want to have.

Now, I think I found a/the nativ way and (very best) solution.
(IMHO it only can be better if Microsoft releases some kind of undocumented/secret registry value to skip Metro UI)

It's no patch, no editing of files, no replacement from any other Windows System.
Just a script with pretty normal actions and many kinds of errorhandling.

After it's running, it just feels like the Windows Server 2012 login experience.
Please pause the video at the beginning and read the in-description. You can than still skip to 2:45 to see the real sign-in experience.


In addition to the Metro UI bypass script I may will provide some more nice registry tweaks which might be interessting.

KNARZ



#11 Mayhem

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 14:54

finaly some positiv feedback. therefore it bothers nearly every power user... it seems that nobody cares about (imho) the real deal.


we care, you dont have many reply's because:
1. you haven't released anything and youtube is filled with that kind of videos and they are just the skip metro programs (classic shell, start8, ....)
2. Big % of the people using classic shell, start8, ... dont really care about another program to do the same thing (even if its better)

Personally i want your script, after you release it you will see that many also will

Waiting news from you, great work

#12 +Chris123NT

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:03

I definitely want this script. I personally think the current solutions are dirty hacks and workarounds at best. Yours definitely looks like an actual solution, and I'd definitely use it, I don't mind the start screen but I hate not booting right to the desktop.

#13 UXGaurav

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:15

Does your solution involve patching any files or replacing them? MS included a complex license checking scheme to make sure that only Windows Server can skip the Start screen.

#14 Rudy

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 16:18

and get rid of all those nice Metro transition effects when going into your start screen.

That's an opinion, I personally think they look anything BUT nice

#15 OP KNARZ

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 16:27

Does your solution involve patching any files or replacing them? MS included a complex license checking scheme to make sure that only Windows Server can skip the Start screen.


nope. it's like a 'file not found'.
atm i don't have much time, because i have to finish a project.
I want to release the script with uninstall option so this will take an additional day
I also have to test one issue a friend told me about post-install with windows updates (some cryptic build string)
but I don't think this really is an issue.

(Un)fortunatly it's a pretty easy understandable script. It's just the combination of some commands and little deeper understanding of windows since vista.

@effects. - after the first logon and switching into metro there is no transition effect - but with hitting the windows key a second time it is. - but this wasn't expect it's just a little bonus.