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Was there an update for boot

  1. #1


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7

    Was there an update for boot


    Since a few days my system automatically boots into the desktop - not to the Start screen as it used to. Was there an update to that effect. I did not tweak my system at all since I wanted to see how the vanilla version works in all aspects.

    Note that I am not complaining. The desktop boot suits me. Saves me 1 click. I was just curious on how that came about.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    If you can find out how you managed that - a lot would like to know.

    Maybe you just wished extra hard and your wishes came true.

    There is a w8 fairy - that is her wand which sometimes appears at the right of the screen.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    whs, you need to diagnose and fix your system!
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  4. #4


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    If you can find out how you managed that - a lot would like to know.

    Maybe you just wished extra hard and your wishes came true.

    There is a w8 fairy - that is her wand which sometimes appears at the right of the screen.
    Yeah, must have been some magic. In fact I like it - not that I really mind the 1 extra click. Now that I have made my start page fancier, I actually like to look at it.
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  5. #5


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    whs, you need to diagnose and fix your system!
    There is nothing to fix. It runs beautifully and there is no messages in the Reliability Monitor.
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  6. #6


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    whs, you need to diagnose and fix your system!
    There is nothing to fix. It runs beautifully and there are no messages in the Reliability Monitor.
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  7. #7


    Boot direct to desktop & bypass start screen

    Boot Direct to Desktop
    Found in a Windows 8 book in the Start Screen Store.
    If you want to boot directly into the desktop without passing thru the Start Screen

    Go to the start screen & type in schedule to search for Schedule Task in Settings.
    Click on Task Scheduler Library in the left pane, and select Create Task in right pane.
    Name your task something like Boot to desktop.
    Now select the Triggers tab, choose New, and use the drop-down box to select starting the task At log on.
    Click OK and go to the Actions tab, choose New, and enter explorer for the Program/Script value.
    Press OK, save the task, and restart to test it out.
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  8. #8


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    That has been around a very long time. Works - but there is noticeable delay.

    WHS has stumbled across the answer. Magic.
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