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Open Win 8 in desktop, bypass "Start" screen ?

  1. #1

    Open Win 8 in desktop, bypass "Start" screen ?

    How can I hide the Win8 "Start" screen ?.

    Presently at boot, 4 steps to get to desktop ...
    1. Time and date screen > Left click
    2. Login .. more clicking
    3. Start screen
    4. Desktop jumbo icon > left click

    ... Desktop at last

    Dell Laptop
    no touch screen
    Win 8 x64

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  2. #2

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Create a new task to run at startup.
    Namely explorer.exe

    Use Task Scheduler:

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  3. #3

    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10

    In addition, see below. You're going to love the option available in Windows 8.1.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Open Win 8 in desktop, bypass "Start" screen ?
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