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Windows 8 Boots to Desktop - Not Start Screen

  1. #11


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This thread is not to how make Windows 8 boot to the desktop. It's how to restore the default boot to the start screen.

    On one of my computers, for some reason, something is causing it to go to desktop when I don't want that behavior. I don't want to see the desktop unless I have to. I don't know what startup program is causing this problem.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro


    I was having the same trouble, but mine is a self built comp that was upgraded from Windows 7. On my system it was a previous version of Logitech Setpoint that was causing the behavior. New version is 6.5.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2
    win 7


    Quote Originally Posted by PerryR View Post
    Very little crap on the Asus and no Desktop Start Menu. It must be something I installed that is causing the problem. It booted to the Start Screen in the beginning. If I could figure out what I did I could help a lot of people who want to boot to the Desktop.
    change your pc man
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  4. #14


    I have noticed that two people with the same problem have found that it was caused by Logitech Setpoint software. I have a Logitech keyboard but the Setpoint software is not installed. I don't see how the keyboard could cause the problem?
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  5. #15


    I had to refresh my computer because the Wi-Fi quit working (what a bummer, it erases all the installed apps). Anyway, when I booted up I did not have the problem of rolling over to the Desktop. I did not install any software BUT some Windows Updates loaded and when the computer restarted it rolled over to the Desktop. It seems that Microsoft is the culprit.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by PerryR View Post
    I have noticed that two people with the same problem have found that it was caused by Logitech Setpoint software. I have a Logitech keyboard but the Setpoint software is not installed. I don't see how the keyboard could cause the problem?
    Is your logitech keyboard illuminated? That is the keyboard I have.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PerryR View Post
    I have noticed that two people with the same problem have found that it was caused by Logitech Setpoint software. I have a Logitech keyboard but the Setpoint software is not installed. I don't see how the keyboard could cause the problem?
    Is your logitech keyboard illuminated? That is the keyboard I have.
    No, mine is about five years old and I don't have the Setpoint software installed.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro


    So is the Setpoint software a driver for the logitech stuff or just a configuration program?
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    So is the Setpoint software a driver for the logitech stuff or just a configuration program?
    Setpoint is Logitech software...
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  10. #20


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro


    Yes I know its logitech software, but if its installing an updated driver, then the new driver might be fixing the problem.
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