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Windows 8 Consumer Preview Bypass Metro Start Screen and Show Desktop

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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview Bypass Metro Start Screen and Show Desktop


    Unlike previous versions of Windows where you are taken to desktop at system startup, Windows 8 welcomes you with Metro Start Screen, providing quick access to applications and system shortcuts, pinned programs, and so on. Apparently, Windows 8 doesn’t allow users to bring the classic Windows Startup behavior back. If you don’t want to click the Desktop metro tile every time after logging into Windows, here’s how to bypass Metro Start Screen and jump to desktop directly.
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    WHOA! Now that's righteous dude!
    Duly noted. THANKS
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    Says incorrect function in task scheduler on Last run result. Doesn't take me directly to the desktop when binded to the task.

    If I just click on the desktop of my second monitor, or the shortcut it takes me to the desktop, but not automatically after logon with the binded task.

    Regular delayed shortcut in startup folder works though. Thanks.
    Last edited by Airbot; 04 Mar 2012 at 02:05.
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    Alberta
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    This is great A Guy Thanks

    Now with using Vistart and this fix, it goes to desktop and I have my Start Button . Loaded pretty quick for me, so I didn't need to bind the desktop script Windows Logon
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    I find it works....after a delay of about 10 - 15 seconds. I get the usual Start screen then it flips eventually to the Desktop and like Airbot I got an Incorrect Function in the Task Scheduler for its last run.
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    Is there a way to bypass that 10-15 second delay?

    On the subject of ViStart, windrider, is it just me or can you not pin items to the ViStart Start Menu, or drag/drop items onto it?
    Since Win7 I haven't really used the folder structure of Start Menu, just the 'pinned items' and 'recently used' items; so the new Start Screen may well end up as my new pinned items screen instead if I can't get ViStart to work 100% like the old Windows 7 Start Menu.
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    I think ViStart is simply an overlay and doesn't actually work the way the old start menu did. Best ask about it on their forums: My Community - Index
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    There is a delay of a few seconds because you are loading essentially a script or batch file into the Startup folder which has to wait until all Windows processes start up before it can run. Once Windows is up and running completely then the batch file is run that takes you to the Desktop. use this time to get a cup o joe
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    I find it works....after a delay of about 10 - 15 seconds. I get the usual Start screen then it flips eventually to the Desktop and like Airbot I got an Incorrect Function in the Task Scheduler for its last run.
    Hi there
    nice idea but with an SSD even in a small netbook bootup is so fast that an extra click on the Metro Desktop tile isn't a problem -- waiting around 20 secs WOULD be --especially if you've installed an SSD.

    Cheers
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    The delay is caused by the time it takes Windows to fully boot. If Windows boots quickly on an SSD then the batch file would run much quicker in the process so there would not be much of a delay. This option is nice for those that, for example, have a desktop without a password sign in, that turn the PC on, then go to grab there coffee in the morning. By the time they get back it's sitting on the desktop waiting. I also have a cleanup batch file loaded that cleans out all my temp files at boot so I start fresh every day. Housekeeping maintenance at every boot.
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