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Pioneer Way To Direct Boot To Desktop In Windows 8

  1. #1


    INDIA
    Posts : 148
    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7

    Pioneer Way To Direct Boot To Desktop In Windows 8


    Lets share a simple but working, reliable and awesome tip, that will let you boot directly into Windows 8 RP Desktop directly, without using 3rd party tool or using any script.

    1. Move the Desktop Tile and place it in the top left corner of the Metro Start Screen, just below the Start text.

    2. Reboot your Windows 8 and you will see the login screen. As usual, type in your local account or Windows Live account password. Just enter the password, don’t press the Next arrow or Enter key here.

    3. Now press AND hold down the Enter key. In a few seconds, you will see your Windows 8 desktop appear Thus will have skipped Metro Start Screen smartly!

    Try and check it yourself

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  2. #2


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Nice find, works when I tested it.

    Although the start screen doesn't bother me at all, this will be useful for those that don't want to see the metro screen when they startup.
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  3. #3


    INDIA
    Posts : 148
    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    Nice find, works when I tested it.

    Although the start screen doesn't bother me at all, this will be useful for those that don't want to see the metro screen when they startup.
    Thanks.. Will helpful for community of metro haters
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  4. #4


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Tapping the Enter key seems to make the process go much faster. Otherwise it takes a while for me to get through the Metro screen when I continuously hold the Enter key down. Good find.
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  5. #5


    Although the start screen doesn't bother me at all, this will be useful for those that don't want to see the metro screen when they startup.
    Ditto.

    Nice find, Kapilarya. Gotta' ask...How on earth did you come up with that?!
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  6. #6


    City of Burj Khalifah
    Posts : 273
    8 Release Preview, 7 Home Premium


    kapilarya
    By the way, didn't reboot my unit I just use the Ctrl+Alt+Del to lock the Start Screen. Then I did try to move Desktop Tile in any position of Start Screen still it works.
    Though you figure it out as short cut key to Desktop.
    Thanks!
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  7. #7


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1
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  8. #8


    INDIA
    Posts : 148
    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7


    Same work but long method
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  9. #9


    Posts : 681
    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP


    Thanks kapilarya it's funny how such a simple method can be used to bypass metro during startup that wasn't found until I read your post.
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  10. #10


    I've set it up on mine - simples....!!!
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