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Windows 8 Boots to Desktop - Not Start Screen

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    Windows 8 Boots to Desktop - Not Start Screen


    This is rather ironic. Most people complain about booting to the new Start page and want to boot the the Desktop. I would rather boot the new Start page but my new Asus Windows 8 computer boots to the start page initially but after about three seconds automatically goes to the desktop. Any ideas on what's going on?

    Thanks,

    PerryR

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    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 Pro


    I am guessing Asus has installed some software on your computer that after the timeout, in this case 3 s. the desktop is invoked. Did Asus provide you with a desktop start menu? How much crap ware was installed on it out of the box? Just trying to get an idea what MS partners are installing on new 8 installations.
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    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.
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    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 Pro


    You may have something in the startup folder that is causing the desktop to come up, look here

    C:\Users\Duane\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    yeah, I'm having startup program that dumps me to the desktop. when I boot, it shows the start screen and then it shows me the desktop. i'm not quite sure which program it is as all the programs I use are mainstays for me (stuff like Dropbox, Adobe CS5, etc.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddeen View Post
    You may have something in the startup folder that is causing the desktop to come up, look here

    C:\Users\Duane\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    There was only one file in the Startup folder - Microsoft One-Note, which I removed and restarted. It still rolled over to the Desktop after a brief stop at the Start Screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    yeah, I'm having startup program that dumps me to the desktop. when I boot, it shows the start screen and then it shows me the desktop. i'm not quite sure which program it is as all the programs I use are mainstays for me (stuff like Dropbox, Adobe CS5, etc.)
    Microsoft has gone to great lengths to prevent us from going directly to the Desktop and now we are unable to boot to the Start Screen. Go figure...
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    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 Pro


    You can also open Task Manager and see other programs that are starting up at boot.
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    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by ddeen View Post
    You may have something in the startup folder that is causing the desktop to come up, look here

    C:\Users\Duane\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    this isn't the best way to see what apps are launched at startup. open your task manager (ctrl+shift+esc). go to startup tab. and then see what's running.

    if you figure out what's causing the desktop to come up, please share. we might use the same program. I'd definitely remove the program from booting with Windows to restore the start screen as default.
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    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I've already posted tips to make the computer boot to desktop. It's very simple. Just copy C:\Users\(you)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group1\Desktop.lnk

    to

    C:\Users\(you)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
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