This might be the most sought after tutorial of all time – a comprehensive guide to getting rid of the annoying Windows 8 Metro UI on your new PC.

In a world exploding with tablets and touchscreens, Microsoft’s decision to saddle Windows 8 with the finger-friendly Modern interface formerly known as Metro makes a lot of sense—for Microsoft. But if you’re among the majority of Windows users who aren’t using a tablet or a touchscreen, the focus on Live Tiles and mobile-centric apps is more of a frustration than a feature. Vexingly, Windows 8 is riddled with sneaky ways to drag you out of the desktop and dump you on that shifting, shiny Start screen.

Windows 8 and its controversial interface will come preinstalled on practically every computer sold over the next few years, but fear not! Die-hard desktop jockeys don’t have to learn to stop worrying and love the Live Tiles.

Head on over to PCWorld for long overdue post.