Windows 8 - Boot to Desktop

Windows 8.1 includes an option allowing you to boot to the desktop directly.
Here's a workaround for users who are still using the first version of Windows 8. The trick is to create a scheduled task that will display the Desktop at startup.
Here's how to proceed:
  • Open the Control Panel .
  • Launch the "Administrative tool" > "Task Scheduler" .
  • Select "Create Task".
  • Give a name to the new task.
  • Go to the "Triggers" tab.
  • Click on "New".
  • Next to "Begin the task" select "At Startup" and click on OK.
  • Go to the "Actions" tab
  • Next to "Actions" select "Start a program".
  • In the "Program/script" field enter the following: C:\Windows\Explorer.exe
  • Click "OK" to confirm.
  • The new task has been created.
  • Restart the computer to check the modification.
Published by deri58. Latest update on August 14, 2014 at 09:21 AM by deri58.
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