Since the release of Windows 8, one of the biggest complaints of its users has been a way to boot their PC directly to desktop than to the tile-filled metro screen first. No doubt Windows 8 is a great Windows OS and I love it, but it was not built as other previous Windows OS versions.
And for many years of using Windows OSes that boots directly to desktop people have become used to booting their PCs directly to desktop, so when the Windows 8 and subsequent Windows 8.1 update was released, users were faced with the challenge of booting their PC to a metro screen first before navigating to their desktop.
So today I want to teach you how to boot Windows 8.1 directly to desktop and dispense the metro start screen. If you haven’t upgraded yet to Windows 8.1 you can check out the Windows 8.1 features and how to upgrade to Windows 8.1.
How to Boot Windows 8.1 directly to desktop:
Boot your Windows 8.1 PC to the metro screen and then use either keyboard shortcut Winkey+D or click on the Desktop tile to navigate to your PC desktop.
Right click on any empty space on your desktop taskbar and select “Properties” from the context menu
Select the “Navigation” Tab
Under “Start screen” tick “Go to the desktop instead of Start when I sign in” and click ok
Reboot your PC to boot directly to desktop.
I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial on how to boot Windows 8.1 directly to desktop without having to go to the metro start screen first. If you have any questions or contributions please use the comment section below. Also remember to subscribe to my RSS feed.