Windows 8 doesn’t come with a start menu, the one that everyone is used to. The default view is the metro style user interface. So, how can we get the start menu back?
Clicking on what appears to be the start menu on a Windows 8 desktop puts you back to the metro style user interface. The developer preview doesn’t have any graphical option to turn the start menu on and off.
In order to get the start menu back, a registry edit is required. Launch registry (Windows button + R to get the run tab & type in regedit). Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer. Double click on “RPEnabled” key and change the value from one to zero.
The change will be immediate, tap the windows button twice. Change the value back to zero if you want the metro UI.