Make Windows 8 Boot Straight to Desktop With Task Scheduler

Introduction

 
In this article, we are going to explain how to make Windows 8 boot straight to the Desktop with the Task Scheduler.
 

Set Task Scheduler to Boot Windows 8 Directly to the Desktop

 
Step 1
 
First, we move to the Windows 8 Start Screen, then we press "Win + C" and search for the task scheduler in the search box and click the Task Scheduler icon under the search results.
 
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Step 2
 
The Task Scheduler will open on the Windows 8 Desktop, then we click "Create Basic Task" under "Actions".
 
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Step 3
 
Then we type "task name" and click "Next".
 
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Step 4
 
After that, we set the "Trigger" to "When I Log On" and click "Next".
 
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Step 5
 
Then we set the "Action" to "Start a program" and click "Next".
 
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Step 6
 
For the Program/Script type: "%systemroot%\explorer.exe" then click "Next".
 
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Step 7
 
The next screen should look similar to the one below. Click "Finish" and close out of the Task Scheduler.
 
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Step 8
 
After the process, restart your system and log in. The Start Screen will display for a brief moment, then go directly to the Desktop with an open File Explorer window.
 
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Step 9
 
Another way to boot directly to the Desktop is to install a third-party program like Classic Shell or Stardock's Start8.
 
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Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Make Windows 8 Boot Straight to Desktop With Task Scheduler.