How to Boot to the Desktop in Windows 8.1 Directly

Published August 7, 2015 by Marlin Spencer

Many users feel upset about the Windows 8 cannot boot up straightly to the Desktop. And Microsoft indeed does not support users to do that setting. So, booting up directly to the Desktop is not available for Windows 8 users. However, in the later version, Windows 8.1, Microsoft enables this feature in Windows 8.1. If you want to skip the Start Screen, you just need to finish a few steps. Here’s the detailed guide.

Step 1: Bring up the Windows and go to the Desktop

Start Screen

Step 2: Right click on the taskbar. From the contextual menu, click on Properties option.


Step 3: Click on the Navigation tab

navigation tab

Step 4: Navigate to the Start screen section, please check the box which says “When I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start”.

check the box

When it is done, click OK. And next time you launch your machine, you will be able to boot straightly to the Desktop.

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