Enabling Flip3D in User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Desktop Window Manager>Do not allow Flip 3D invocation [Disabled] does not do the trick as it was noticed long time ago. There should be other places in the system connected to this feature, such as Flip3D hotkey which is now bound to another action in Windows 8, so if anyone has ideas feel free to share.
Switcher is a good proof that Flip3D is possible in Windows 8:
– Dock View
– Grid Layout