Skip Metro Start Screen and Boot Directly Into Desktop in Windows 8

In this article we are explaining how to directly boot in desktop screen in windows 8.

Introduction

In this article we are explaining how skip the Metro Start Screen and go directly to the Windows 8 Desktop screen. As you know Windows 8 introduced the Metro Start Screen, a new feature that contains a collection of Metro Apps and shortcuts for Desktop applications. Whenever you turn on or restart your system then the Metro Start Screen displays as the first screen. If you want to access the Desktop screen then you have to click on the Desktop tile on the Start Screen.

But some users not familiar with Windows 8 want direct access to the Desktop screen whenever the system is turned on or restarted. To do that you must change the settings of the Windows 8 Start Screen.

How to change the settings of the Start Screen

Step 1

First go to the Search box and type "regedit" and click on the application that appears in the results window.

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Step 2

The registry editor window will will be opened.

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Step 3

In the registry editor window go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon".

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Step 4

In this step right-click on "Shell" in the right side and select "modify" and a new window will be shown.

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Step 5

In this window replace "explorer.exe" from "explorer.exe /select,explorer.exe" in the value data field and click on "OK".

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Step 6

Now restart your system; the system will now go directly to the Desktop screen instead of the Start Screen as the first screen.