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Solved Windows 8 Pro Upgrade boots to Desktop


Ken

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I Upgraded Windows 7 Home Premium 64 to Windows 8 Pro. Windows 8 now boots to the "Start Page" then a couple seconds later goes to the Desktop. This isn't something I configured it just does it. I do have Start8 from Stardock installed but it isn't configured to go to the desktop on boot either.

Any clue how I can stop this behavior and have Windows 8 stay at the Start Page on Boot?
 

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Mystere

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#2
You are probably starting a program at boot that causes the start menu to lose focus. Pretty much anything that opens a window will cause this, even most splash screens.
 

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LuzTeTT

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You are probably starting a program at boot that causes the start menu to lose focus. Pretty much anything that opens a window will cause this, even most splash screens.
Well that explains why my ThinkPad would boot straight to desktop!
 

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brummyfan

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#4
I Upgraded Windows 7 Home Premium 64 to Windows 8 Pro. Windows 8 now boots to the "Start Page" then a couple seconds later goes to the Desktop. This isn't something I configured it just does it. I do have Start8 from Stardock installed but it isn't configured to go to the desktop on boot either.

Any clue how I can stop this behavior and have Windows 8 stay at the Start Page on Boot?
You could try disabling Stardock in Start-Up and see whether it fixes for you.
 

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    Win 8.1
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CalBear

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I Upgraded Windows 7 Home Premium 64 to Windows 8 Pro. Windows 8 now boots to the "Start Page" then a couple seconds later goes to the Desktop. This isn't something I configured it just does it. I do have Start8 from Stardock installed but it isn't configured to go to the desktop on boot either.

Any clue how I can stop this behavior and have Windows 8 stay at the Start Page on Boot?
Wow... all those folks who are loudly complaining about Not booting to Desktop will want to know what you find out so they can make theirs work like yours :)

I have a desktop program that starts at login but I still get the Start Screen. I find that clicking the Windows Key takes very little effort.
 

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    I worked my up from a virtual machine, to a slow 32-bit celeron and now two monitors on my XPS8100. Works great!

Ken

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Well this is just silly. I Run msconfig and open services and there are just to many things listed that the average user would have no idea about. Disabled everything I knew I could with causing problems and still booting to desktop. Windows 8 simply should not lose its focus so easily. If its supposed to boot to the Start Page it should do so unless the user configures it otherwise. Sounds like we need a Windows 8 update here to stop this behavior.

For those average users who want Windows 8 to boot to the desktop, they can get "Start8" from Stardock for $5 and configure it to boot to desktop.
 

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    Windows 8 Pro
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    ECS IC780M-A2
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    8gb DDR3 1333MHz
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    GeForce GT 8800
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CalBear

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#7
Start8 is good. However, I seldom used the Start Button in XP -- Win7 so probably won't install Start8 now that I'm running the production version of Win 8.
 

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    I worked my up from a virtual machine, to a slow 32-bit celeron and now two monitors on my XPS8100. Works great!
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There no need for start button replacement. I found it more quick to hit the windows key, than run my mouse in the corner
 

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CalBear

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The purpose of the Start Button isn't to take you to the Start Screen. The Start Button (Start8) gives you the XP/Win7 Start Menu which is preferred by some instead of the Start Screen.
 

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    I worked my up from a virtual machine, to a slow 32-bit celeron and now two monitors on my XPS8100. Works great!

PerryR

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I Upgraded Windows 7 Home Premium 64 to Windows 8 Pro. Windows 8 now boots to the "Start Page" then a couple seconds later goes to the Desktop. This isn't something I configured it just does it. I do have Start8 from Stardock installed but it isn't configured to go to the desktop on boot either.

Any clue how I can stop this behavior and have Windows 8 stay at the Start Page on Boot?
I am having the same problem. I didn't see your thread and started another one. I have had a few suggestions but no joy.
 

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    Windows 8

Ztruker

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I use Win8StartButton to get the Win 7/Vista Start menu back. I prefer it to the Metro stuff. It also boots directly to the Desktop though it does briefly show the Metro desktop.
 

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Ken

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....and the Winner is....

Logitech Setpoint!

Downloaded the latest version of Setpoint with Windows 8 support and now Windows 8 no longer boots to the Desktop. Not sure what version I had but I believe it was the immediately previous version.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
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    Self Built
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    Phenom 2 X2 545
    Motherboard
    ECS IC780M-A2
    Memory
    8gb DDR3 1333MHz
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    GeForce GT 8800
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    on board
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    Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW Plus
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    Main - OCZ Agility3 SSD 240GB
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    GeForce 8800GT
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qasimali

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I Upgraded Windows 7 Home Premium 64 to Windows 8 Pro. Windows 8 now boots to the "Start Page" then a couple seconds later goes to the Desktop. This isn't something I configured it just does it. I do have Start8 from Stardock installed but it isn't configured to go to the desktop on boot either.

Any clue how I can stop this behavior and have Windows 8 stay at the Start Page on Boot?
well my pc start win 8 looking tiles on the screen than i can go for desktop
 

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System One

  • OS
    win 7

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