As predicted, there is a way to use Windows 8 with a traditional desktop – that is, without the Metro interface. So if you don’t like Metro, you can restore the more traditional desktop and start menu.
Launch the registry editor REGEDIT and navigate to:
Double-click the key RPEnabled, and change its’ value from 1 to 0 which removes Metro, the new Task Manager, Start menu and more.
Alternatively, you can set RPEnabled to 2 to remove the Metro Start screen and restore the Start menu but keep most of the other improvements.
Option may not be available in final version. AJS