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.