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Windows 8.1 “Help” Stickies & the “Start” Button…

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If you’ve upgraded to Windows 8.1 you’ve no doubt noticed these really $*&^%@#! irritating stickies that show up if you inadvertently hit a corner with the mouse and they won’t go away. Naturally, in Microsoft’s infinite wisdom (same as with the whole Windows 8 BS), there’s no native option to turn them off, so here’s a Registry edit that will do it:

Disable Windows 8.1 “Help” Stickies

And as you’ve probably noticed, the “new” Start Button is next to useless, but here’s some freeware that will create an actual working Start Button:

Classic Shell

It looks like Steven Sinofsky’s replacement didn’t listen to consumers anymore than he did. The fact that under the hood Windows 8 is better than Windows 7 doesn’t mean squat if it’s still a freaking pain in the ass interface. As far as I’m concerned “Metro” has no place in a business environment.

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