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Microsoft hide Metro start screen w/ Windows 8.1 Update 1?

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    Microsoft hide Metro start screen w/ Windows 8.1 Update 1?


    There are reports circulating, including this January 30 one from The Verge, that Microsoft may be poised to hide its Metro Start Screen with Windows 8.1 Update 1, by turning on by default the boot-to-desktop setting.

    However, I'm hearing this may not end up being the case by the time Windows 8.1 Update 1 begins to be made available to users preloaded on new PCs and pushed via Windows Update. (That rollout is supposedly starting in mid-March.)

    Windows watcher may recall that after refusing outright to include a boot-to-desktop setting with Windows 8.0, Microsoft conceded with Windows 8.1 and added boot-to-desktop option to its operating system
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    Read more at: Microsoft to hide Metro start screen with Windows 8.1 Update 1? | ZDNet


    See also: Windows 8.1 Update 1: Everything we know so far

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    I hope they made a windows 7 style start menu.
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    I wouldn't count on that, but you can always add your own.

    Start Menu - Restore in Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    There are reports circulating, including this January 30 one from The Verge, that Microsoft may be poised to hide its Metro Start Screen with Windows 8.1 Update 1, by turning on by default the boot-to-desktop setting.
    Soon it'll be as hard to find as "new coke"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    To Metro Apps running on the desktop.
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    I really do find it quite funny that windows user are still crying about the start screen. Kubuntu user have the app screen, Mac OS X have the launch pad, so why is it all right for them to have what is basically the same programs/applications launch system as the Start Screen without all the . . . you add what you want here. . .?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I really do find it quite funny that windows user are still crying about the start screen. Kubuntu user have the app screen, Mac OS X have the launch pad, so why is it all right for them to have what is basically the same programs/applications launch system as the Start Screen without all the . . . you add what you want here. . .?
    In all of these other os's you can find what you are looking for fairly easy. The Metro start screen stretches across the screen further than what you can see and it looks cluttered and boxy.
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    Last edited by SteamGamer; 31 Jan 2014 at 17:48.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteamGamer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I really do find it quite funny that windows user are still crying about the start screen. Kubuntu user have the app screen, Mac OS X have the launch pad, so why is it all right for them to have what is basically the same programs/applications launch system as the Start Screen without all the . . . you add what you want here. . .?
    In all of these other os's you can find what you are looking for fairly easy. The Metro start screen stretches across the screen further than what you can see and it looks cluttered and boxy.
    I found that in 8.0. Everything installed ended up on the main Start Screen. It got cluttered real quick. It's reversed in 8.1. When you install a programs its tiles go on the All Apps screen. Then you just pin the ones you actually use to the main Start Screen. I find it much more manageable now.
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    It's actually very easy to find whatever a user needs in windows 8.1, all you need is a little bit of effort to get accustomed to the OS.
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