Boot directly to the desktop in Windows 8 – new shortcut

Desktop users continue to search for ways to avoid booting into the Windows 8 Metro interface.

In a Neowin forum post, Neowin member ‘Fred 69’ claims to have found a way to boot directly to the desktop, this without using any third party app.

It’s basically using a built in Windows feature as a loophole to make the event happen.

Here’s how it works..

  • Open Folder Options
  • Choose the View Tab
  • Click on ”Restore previous folder windows at log-on”

If you leave an explorer window open at the time of system shutdown, the system will boot to the desktop at startup.

Obviously you can use Stardock 8 to accomplish the same effect. As you can see, the hunger for the desktop app upon startup still remains.

Credit: Neowin.

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