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..
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.