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How to Boot Windows 8.1 to Start Screen on Desktop Computer

The Windows 8.1 Update 1 automatically boots your computer to desktop mode if you are using a traditional computer with keyboard and mouse. Windows identify your system and automatically boot to the desktop instead of the divisive Start Screen. However, if you wish you can still boot to Start Screen by changing a small settings.

Of course, Microsoft has did a great job for traditional desktop users with the new update, but for me, I always felt that the Start Screen is more powerful, feature-rich and very easy to access all aspects of my system, so I decided to boot my Windows 8.1 system to Start Screen. Here is how it is.

1. Right click on the taskbar and select Properties.

2. Then select the Navigation tab, and under Start Screen, uncheck “When I sign in or close all apps on the screen go to the desktop instead of Start”

 3. Click OK to save the settings.

Now the next time you reboot your computer, your system will boot directly to the Start Screen with all of your apps.

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