How to uninstall Skip Metro Suite

Ever since I made my Skip Metro Suite application portable, there are lots of users asking me how to uninstall it. I have no idea why those people want to uninstall A PORTABLE APPLICATION, but never mind, here are detailed instructions how you can uninstall Skip Metro Suite by Winaero.

Here is a mini-FAQ about removing Skip Metro Suite.

How do I uninstall Skip Metro Suite?

  1. Run Skip Metro Suite.
  2. Untick "Enable Skip Meto Suite" checkbox in the top left corner of the app.
  3. Delete any files related to Skip Metro Suite wherever you downloaded and extracted it.

Skip Metro Suite Settings That's it. Skip Metro Suite is "uninstalled".

How do I uninstall Skip Metro Suite if I already deleted the SkipMetroSuiteUI.exe file?

  1. Download  Skip Metro Suite once again.
  2. Run Skip Metro Suite.
  3. Untick "Enable Skip Metro Suite" checkbox at the top left corner of the app.

How I can use Skip Metro Suite in Windows 8.1?

You do not need to use this app in Windows 8.1. You should look at the following apps and articles:

How I can uninstall Skip Metro Suite without redownloading the app?

To get rid of the app manually:

1. Open Registry editor.

2. Go to the following location

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

3. Edit the parameter named "Userinit". Remove the path to skipmetrosuite.exe from this parameter.

4. Reboot your PC and delete the file

c:\windows\skipmetrosuite,exe

You are done.

26 thoughts on “How to uninstall Skip Metro Suite

  1. Chelsea

    When I turn on my computer, this box pops up with html code and will not allow me to close it. Even if I follow both sets of directions here, when I reinstall the program I get a similar box titled Skip Metro Suite Setting, with no ability to disable the applications. I even dug through my hard drive and deleted all files that I could find that were related. Has anyone else experienced this issue that may know how to fix it?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Can you make a screenshot of that html code box?

      Reply
  2. man with a problem

    I have the same problem. It started when i updated to win 8.1. I’ll try to make a screenshot when i get back to my computer.

    Reply
  3. man with a problem

    here we go: http://imgur.com/G8IOBk7

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Firgured out. It is our new hosting related issue.
      Trying to fix.

      Reply
    2. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Fixed!

      Reply
      1. Gary C.

        A while back I tried your Skip Metro suite then uninstalled it because I have Windows 8.1 and used other methods. Recently a window started to pop up every time I start the computer. It informs me of a new version available, 3.1.0.0. How do I stop your pop up window for this software?

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        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          how do you uninstalled it? it is still installed and works on your pc

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        2. Marti

          I have the exact same problem. I have gotten rid of everything I could find and yet this stupid box persists.

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          1. Karen

            Same here. I cannot find Skip Metro Suite anywhere on my computer, but every time I boot up, I get a message to install the upgrade. When I install it, I cannot find it anywhere to start it up – it’s not in All programs and it’s not available to uninstall. I have Win10 and I don’t need it anymore. Can someone delete me from the system so it doesn’t think I need to upgrade?

          2. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

            From the article:

            How do I uninstall Skip Metro Suite if I already deleted the SkipMetroSuiteUI.exe file?

            Download Skip Metro Suite once again.
            Run Skip Metro Suite.
            Untick “Enable Skip Metro Suite” checkbox at the top left corner of the app.

  4. Andrei

    Привет Сергей, такая же проблема…. жутко неудобно и больше всего бесит, что ничего не сделать) Разберись пожалуйста с этим вопросом, спасибо.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Уже разобрался

      Reply
  5. Chris

    I’ve attempted to uninstall Skip Metro Suite now that I have Windows 8.1. After following the instructions on how to uninstall it, a window pops up, telling me:

    “Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately.”

    It refuses to let me deselect the enable box. Additionally, the same HTML code box mentioned before continues to pop up for me every time I start up my computer. How do I successfully uninstall Skip Metro Suite?

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  6. Tom

    I have the same problem, it is not fixed yet…

    Reply
  7. Jack Moore

    I for one LOVE the skip metro suite application! My operating system was upgraded against my wishes to 8.1 (tried to stop it but could not do so) HOWEVER, Skip Metro Suite is still working well! YES!!!!! Until I have problems with Skip Metro Suite, I will leave well enough alone! ;-) THANK YOU for giving us a way to work around Microsoft’s collective stupidity!!!!!

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  8. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

    Don’t write bullshit please. Especially things like “Russian heritage”.
    Even if you are 71yo, it doesn’t give you such a permission.
    You have installed the application yourself, or someone from your family.
    I can guess it was done when/if your PC was running Windows 8.
    After the upgrade to Windows 8.1 nobody removed it, so once I released a new version, which is 3.1 and not 3.3 as you incorrectly mentioned, it started to offer the upgrade.
    The article has the following text:
    How I can uninstall Skip Metro Suite without redownloading the app?

    To get rid of the app manually:

    1. Open Registry editor.

    2. Go to the following location

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    3. Edit the parameter named “Userinit”. Remove the path to skipmetrosuite.exe from this parameter.

    4. Reboot your PC and delete the file

    c:\windows\skipmetrosuite.exe

    You are done.

    This is exactly your case, and exactly what you need (and other people which do not want to re-download the app to uninstall it).
    Warning: Regsitry editing and Reboot are mandatory steps. If you omit them, you will not be able to sign in to Windows 8.1
    Also, you re-download the app and untick the “Enable” option, it will do everything mentioned in the instruction above and nothing else.


    Taskbar properties your are playing with are related to Windows 8.1’s built-in options and not related to Skip Metro Suite.

    Reply
  9. Mike Madej

    I have been running Windows 10 successfully for a year. Now, when I start or restart my laptop., I get the pop-up message that Skip Metro 3.1 however I don’t use Skip Metro since upgrading from Windows 8.1 to 10. How do I get rid of this pop-up? I can’t find a root for it anywhere.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Tell me please which exactly step in this article is unclear for you.

      Reply
  10. Billy

    Please have an option to disable the update popup that happens when you start your computer. It’s annoying as fuck.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      It is already added in the latest version.

      Reply
  11. Kristen Jones

    have 8.1. dont need this suite anymore but have tried getting rid of it the way you suggested and it’s still there and it’s not in same place in registry as you say. it’s in shell in MUIcache in two places there
    included screencap. i want rid of this completly, the pop up is annoying the hell out of me.
    http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j113/sakaraicons/random%20pics/registry.jpg

    also to note, your info about how to ‘How to skip the Start screen and boot directly to Desktop in Windows 8.1’
    doesn’t work. it says sorry nothing found on blog, so either youve got rid of that info or moved the article and not changed the link.

    Reply
  12. CLM

    Since i tried it, i started having paged pool memory leak when i copy or move files,

    Explaining:
    My paged pool on a normal computer is at 280mb, copying 30gb of a folder which contains alot of small and big files, (pictures, mp3, vids,…), paged pool after that 285mb, “normal”

    On the same exact OS but different computer that i have tried skip metro on,

    Copying the 30gb folder, paged pool went from 235mb to 560mb, (after deleting the copied folder 280mb)!

    Copying or moving files larger than 1gb the paged pool will not change, BUT if copy or move smaller files, the paged poll will keep growing,v and wont get smaller after that, the only way it release the memory cashed is by DELETING the actual files i just copied or moved!

    I have tired all possible solution but i cannot pin point the cause the memory leak, and i olnly had this problem after i tried Skip metro., All drivers are the same i had and there is no new drivers running!

    Any suggestion!

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Uninstall Skip Metro Suite and see if this changes the situation. I am pretty sure the problem is not related to the app.

      Reply

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