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Desktop or Start - When Sign in or Close apps in Windows 8

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Well, luckily Windows 8.1 has solved the issue.

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  2. #21


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Tutorial updated for Windows 8.1 Update.

    The Windows 8.1 Update to be released on April 8th 2014 via Windows Update, will now startup to the desktop by default on PCs without touchscreens, and to the Start screen on PCs with touchscreens.
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    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional


    One interesting thing I found when a friend wanted me to look over an All-in-One desktop model being a flat screen he upgraded from 7 to 8 Pro. As soon as I updated his Wi-Fi drivers for 8 since he was complaining a connection drop off with a landlord's SurfBoard SB 5120 modem I saw the onscreen notice for the free upgrade to 8.1. That instructed the user to go to the MS online store but didn't arrive there when clicked on still being too early last week.

    When trying to create a new short cut on the desktop the Start button opened to a small window with thumbnails for shortcut where everything you would see on an older version's desktop was found on the new virtual desktop instead. This wasn't any OEM form of desktop app when noticed. My friend was actually worried when we discussed the look up the make and model numcer for the usb Wi-Fi he uses as well as finding out the info on the modem that 7 would have to go back since he prefers the "Modern" or Metro style with large tiles over 7!
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