Laptopmag have posted a tip on how to somewhat bypass the metro interface when you start your PC.

Here’s how they do it.

  • Create an Explorer script file that launches the desktop. Open Notepad and paste or type in the following text:

[Shell] Command=2
[Taskbar] Command=ToggleDesktop

  • Save the file as showmydeskop.scf and put it in a location you’ll easily remember.
  • Launch Windows Task Scheduler. You can find Task Scheduler by using Windows 8′s built-in search or by navigating to the Administrative Tools section of Control Panel.
  • Select Task Scheduler Library in the left window pane.
  • Right click in the task area and select Create New Task.
  • Enter a name (ex: ShowDesktop) on the General tab.
  • Set the task to trigger at log on by clicking new on the trigger tab, and selecting ”At log on” from the Begin Task list.
  • Make your script an action by clicking New on the Action tab, selecting ”Start a program” from the Action menu, and entering the full path of showmydesktop.scf (ex: C:myscriptsshowmydesktop.scf) in the Program/script field.
  • Toggle off “Stop if the computer switches to battery power” on the conditions tab. You want to log in to the desktop whether your notebook is plugged in or not.
  • Click Ok and close the Task Manager.

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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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