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Bypass Start Screen And Boot To Desktop In Windows 8.1 (How To)

A notable feature of Windows 8.1 is the option for bypassing Start Screen and boot straight to desktop. If you are a power desktop user or not a fan of Windows apps, you can configure Windows 8.1 to boot straight to the desktop. Here is how it is.

- From the Desktop view, right-click the Taskbar and select Properties

- Select the Navigation tab.

- In the Start screen area, check the box next to the “When I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start” option, and then click OK to save the settings.

Now your Windows 8.1 will boot straight to the Desktop instead of the Start screen.

Note: If you aren’t upgraded your Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 yet, go to Windows Store and start upgrading it. It’ll take little long time, but don’t worry, as Windows update supports resume, you can complete the update process at your own time.


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