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Win 8.1 Boot to desktop and bypass welcome screen

  1. #1


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Win 8.1 Boot to desktop and bypass welcome screen


    Hi there
    I'm waiting to see if this old hardy perennial will work on the new Windows 8.1 when booting directly to the desktop.

    You can currently bypass the Windows welcome screen at boot time quite simply (although on Win 8 it simply takes you immediately to the start screen).

    Simply do this to sign in automatically at startup:

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup


    Reboot machine -- and you will be taken straight to the start screen.

    Hopefully this will work when Boot directly to desktop is implemented.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by Brink; 14 Jun 2013 at 10:28. Reason: added tutorial link for more info

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jimbo,

    I don't see any reason why it wouldn't continue to work as usual since loading to the desktop or Start is after signing in.
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Win 8.1 Boot to desktop and bypass welcome screen
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