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  1. #11

    Posts : 134
    Windows 8 Pro

    Forget about the start screen, that was a mistake.

    Ok, what I was trying to accomplish with the link above is to give you a way to Shutdown from the login screen (first holding down the Shift key and clicking Shutdown). I thought the link above would do that but I was mistaken. I found a guide to remove the Power Options button from the login screen but you can also add it with the same guide.

    Using your recovery cd, enter the registry the same way you did earlier. At the launage screen hit SHIFT/F10. Type regedit at the command prompt. Then follow this guide to add the Power Options button to the login screen. Now don't forget the guide is to remove the option so you want to change the DWORD value to 1 and not 0. That should give you the Shutdown option at the login screen. Exit and shutdown your computer.

    How to Remove the Shut Down Button from the Windows Login Screen

    Start your computer normally and when you get to the login screen, hopefully the shutdown button will be thre. It's in the bottom right hand corner of the screen (look at the first picture in the guide). Hold down the shift key and click shutdown.

    Now try to enable the Build-in Administrator account again following the guide.

    Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

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  2. #12

    Posts : 49
    Windows 8

    Very good. I'M IN!!!!!!! Thanks for the patience. One last question. I want to boot to Desktop and not START. I found a web page purporting to give instructions, but I have no "Navigation" tab (step 2). What now?
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  3. #13

    Posts : 134
    Windows 8 Pro

    That's great news, one thing I want to tell you is to create a new administrator account for yourself and use that. Leave the password section blank if you do not want to use one. Then disable the Built-in Administrator account. That is not suppost to be used for everyday use.

    Are you on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1? I think it makes a difference. The guide your link points to is 8.1

    If you're on Win 8.1, try this guide. I feel it's better. .

    How to Boot to the Desktop in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

    If you are on Windows 8, you can try this. Let me know if that doesn't work as there are a few other options.

    How to Boot to the Desktop & Skip Metro in Windows 8
    Last edited by TrustMe; 27 Oct 2016 at 11:09.
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