Boot To Desktop Without An App

One of the biggest complaints about Windows 8 is that it boots straight to the Start screen, an annoyance for many committed desktop users. The Start8 utility helps you avoid this indignity, but you can actually boot straight to the desktop without installing anything extra. To do this, simply follow these steps:

 1. Go to the Start screen and type in 'schedule'
 2. In Settings, select 'Schedule Task'
 3. Click on 'Task Scheduler Library' on the left
 4. Select 'Create Task' and name it 'Boot To Desktop'
 5. Click on the 'Triggers tab and select 'New'
 6. In the drop-down box select 'At Login'
 7. Click on the 'Actions' tab and select 'New'
 8. Enter 'explorer' for the Program/script value
 9. Press OK to save the task then restart your computer