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Friday, November 16, 2012

Tech Tip: How to boot into the Desktop instead of the Modern User Interface in Windows 8

Description: This article will show you how to tell Windows 8 to start on the desktop as opposed to the Modern User Interface.
  1. On the Modern User Interface click at the hotspot in the lower right corner

    hotspot

  2. Click on Search on the toolbar.

    Search

  3. Click on Settings

    Settings

  4.  In the search box type schedule

    schedule

    • Click on Schedule Tasks

  5. At the Task Scheduler screen select Task Scheduler Library

    Task Scheduler Library

    • On the right under Actions click on Create Tasks

  6. At the Create Task screen name the task, here we're naming it Show Desktop at Logon. You can choose what you like.

    Show Desktop

  7. Click on the Triggers tab

    Triggers

    • Click on the New button

  8. On the New Trigger screen click on the down arrow and select At Log On

    At Log On

    • Click OK

  9. On the Actions Tab click on New

    New

  10. At the New Actions screen for the program/script name enter explorer

    explorer

    • Click on OK

  11. Click on OK on the Create Task window.

    OK

  12. The next time you restart you will be taken to the desktop.
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4 comments:

  1. Doesn't this still load everything we don't like about 8? The start menu is still Win8 is it not?

    I suggest sticking with 7 till micro$oft forces everyone to upgrade.

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  2. Or install Start8 from stardock.

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  3. I also found this neat little file download, ClassicShellSetup_3_6_2 - this will open Win 8 like all previous versions of windows, and you will still have the hot spots of Win 8, should you want to use them. You can also adjust the settings the way you want it.

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  4. Or use Linux with whatever interface you like best.

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