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Windows 8 Bypass Modern UI


A Guy

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In Windows 8, Microsoft has prohibited the user to log on straight to the Windows Desktop through a system licensing policy. Due to this policy, you always have to start with the Modern UI. If you’re a power-user, or you just want choice, you should be able to boot your system straight to the desktop. I’m not against the Modern UI, and I have no problem with the start screen, but I’m pretty sure I (and many others) don’t need it right from the beginning of a session. It is also annoying to use some of the current solutions out there as all they do is skip this screen on every sign-in, but this results in showing the start screen for a split second, which can be a very jarring experience for the user. After a lot of work and research I finally think I found a native way and maybe the cleanest solution to bypass Modern UI during sign-in. Therefore I wrote an application to skip this behavior. Modern UI is not disabled. It all works, only the sign-in behavior is affected.
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In Windows 8, Microsoft has prohibited the user to log on straight to the Windows Desktop through a system licensing policy. Due to this policy, you always have to start with the Modern UI.
"Modern UI"? Is that what they're calling it now? LOL. It's actually the "Atavistic UI", because its full-screen, modal program launcher is reminiscent of running Hotwire on my Atari ST circa 1988, except Hotwire didn't have anything as stupid as Windows 8's "4 Corners". And while I haven't read the article, bypassing the login to the "Modern UI" doesn't mean you never have to work with it. After installing programs, to pin programs to the taskbar, I would have to use the "Modern UI" or open the Start menu folders, which Microsoft has made hard to get to as a side-effect of getting rid of the Start Menu and its menu with "Open" and "Open All Users" commands for the "All Programs" menu item. My advice for people who recognize the ridiculousness of the "Modern UI" is to stick with Windows 7. Why spend money on a non-upgrade and then have to run various hacks to get it to a usable state? And then spend even more money to get Windows Media Center back, a part of Windows essential to anyone using CableCard, a part that hasn't even seen bug fixes much less improvements? Just because they're not thinking doesn't mean you have to stop.
 

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I had a chuckle at this bit:
"It is also annoying to use some of the current solutions out there as all they do is skip this screen on every sign-in, but this results in showing the start screen for a split second, which can be a very jarring experience for the user."

If there are users who are so easily stressed, they should consider returning to a typewriter.
 

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Seems like a good way to dork up your system. I'll pass.

Note: For RETAIL an MAK: (Un)Installing on an activated machine results in ‘Not Activated’ state. So you have to re-activate Windows. This happens as a result of the system licensing policies, which unfortunately effects the current activation of the system. KMS activated machines remain activated! It’s free for private use. Companies or Enterprises have to contact me in order to use this application:
Jim :cool:
 

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Seems like a good way to dork up your system. I'll pass.
Yes, this is an inconvenience.
But idea is very good.
 

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Using classic does NOT "dork up your system".
No, but what the author of the application said (see below) may:

Note: For RETAIL an MAK: (Un)Installing on an activated machine results in ‘Not Activated’ state. So you have to re-activate Windows. This happens as a result of the system licensing policies, which unfortunately effects the current activation of the system. KMS activated machines remain activated! It’s free for private use. Companies or Enterprises have to contact me in order to use this application:
 

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