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MikeC
04-06-14, 08:16 AM
Here's how to boot directly to the desktop in Windows 8.1.

Position the mouse on the taskbar, right-click, then select Properties. The Taskbar and Navigation properties screen will appear. Click on the Navigation tab like so:

http://www.nvnews.net/images/boot_to_desktop_windows_8.1.png

Under the Start screen section check the box that says "When I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start".

Reboot and you will bypass the MetroUI and be taken directly to the desktop. (nana2)