As I have said all through this thread, people are doing it wrong. Just live on the desktop and use it like Win 7. I replaced the Reader with the Adobe Reader, and don't use the metro apps, I don't need to, and the only difference between win8 and win 7 is the start page. How did some people here ever cope when win 95 came out after 3.2? The trauma of new technology seems to be frying some peoples minds.