I chose to set my 8.1 to boot directly to desktop at sign in. Thing is when you boot up
when I need to log in I first see a metro like skin that has the time on it, I can click on it and it
immediately goes away and uncovers the normal log in screen. There must be some way to
eliminate this annoyance. Searched but haven't seen anything that addresses the issue.
I have a Dell Inspiron 660 that came with Win 8.1 built in Aug 2014.