WinMetro 2.0 Beta

WinMetro is specially designed to bring the newly introduced Windows 8 Metro UI to Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. It offers an easy solution for old version Windows users to try and enjoy the tile based Metro UI. By displaying useful information such as weather, calendar, news, stocks, and frequently used programs, it turns your desktop into an informative and productive work station. It also offers the option to boot to Metro Start Screen directly.

Key benefits:

  • You can now get widgets that lively display useful information in real time, such as weather forecast, calendar, news, stocks and more.
  • Access to the most frequently used system tools and recently opened programs becomes easier and faster, saving time during working or surfing.
  • Exact matching in specific path searching decreases the time taken in searching and makes your work more efficient.
  • By clicking the bottom left corner or using hot key, you can easily switch between Metro and Desktop Interface depending on your preference.
  • IObit WinMetro is safe, secure, and 100% free from malware.

What's new in this version:

  • Added All Programs Function
  • Added "Do Not Disturb While Working in Full-screen" Function
  • Added Time Display Format Setting Function
  • Added Multi-Language Support
  • Improved "Power" Function
  • Improved Interface
  • Improved "Photos", "Weather", etc.
  • Fixed General Bugs

Download: IObit WinMetro 2.0 Beta | 6.7 MB (Freeware)
View: IObit WinMetro Website

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Get the boxes out of my face. If I need to connect to sites via boxes I'll use my SpeedDial extension. Any of you daredevils running W8 seeing apps coming in with advertisements. Was curious how MS was doing with injecting ads into W8 since the gloom and doom or BING !

Yep. Because the no.1 problem with Win 8 amongst Win 7 fans is this thing. Makes sense bringing it...
IOBit trolling hard.

So this is the beta version of "WinMetro 2.0" even though they only offer "Beta 1" for the initial WinMetro release. Really?! FAIL.

"By displaying useful information such as weather, calendar, news, stocks, and frequently used programs..." My Windows 7 desktop already does all that, and there is room for more than 200 icons for instant access to frequently used folders and programs. Much more productive than the ToyTown Windows 8.

I think it looks nice, and is a good attempt at replicating Windows 8's Metro Screen... Not that I'm going to download it though. Don't really want Metro tiles, personally. Lol.

I tried something similar to the above but got rid of it within 48 hours. I'm glad I've been using the really thing for close to a year and very happy indeed!

EPIC FAIL!

Once someone has used Metro on Windows 8 all they want to do is remove it. They don't then want to add it to their other boxes.

Not a terrible tablet OS, but a truly horrendous GUI for an actual PC.

shoult said,
Once someone has used Metro on Windows 8 all they want to do is remove it. They don't then want to add it to their other boxes.

I don't want to remove it.

bviktor said,
Strange coz neither me nor any of my friends or relatives want to remove it. Are we noone then?

No, you just must not use your PC for much more than consuming content. I absolutely hate Metro (so does everyone here at work after they see all the full screen crap) and every Win8 PC or Virtual Machine I have has Start8 and no Metro crap at all. I love Win 8 under the hood but the body it's wrapped up in is absolutely horrendous.

I think everyone needs to chill out and try to use their brain muscle to adjust to a new paradigm. I am using both the Surface and a desktop. Once 1 stops thinking of the old way windows works, you can actually see the usability factor that Windows 8 creates. Stop your lazy mind from allowing you to see possibilities and start finding the gems in this new tool.

Obry said,

No, you just must not use your PC for much more than consuming content. I absolutely hate Metro (so does everyone here at work after they see all the full screen crap) and every Win8 PC or Virtual Machine I have has Start8 and no Metro crap at all. I love Win 8 under the hood but the body it's wrapped up in is absolutely horrendous.


So much hatred is bad for the heart
You don't even have to disable it for not using it. And the start screen is nothing more then a merged desktop + start menu. Use it separately as you wish, but its just the same but combined.

shoult said,
EPIC FAIL!

Once someone has used Metro on Windows 8 all they want to do is remove it. They don't then want to add it to their other boxes.

Not a terrible tablet OS, but a truly horrendous GUI for an actual PC.


Once I find a spear HDD and I installed Windows 8 on it. I swapped my main one with it and I never changed it back to the main HDD which runs Windows 7.