Home » Operating System • Windows » Boot Straight to the Desktop in Windows 8.1 Boot Straight to the Desktop in Windows 8.1 Author: Brian Jackson | Posted in Operating System, Windows 2 Comments Windows 8.1 With the release of Windows 8.1 you now have the option available to you to boot straight to the desktop instead of Metro. Follow the steps below. Step 1 Right click on your Taskbar and select “Properties.” Step 2 Click on the “Navigation” tab and then select “Go to the desktop instead of Start when I sign in.” This was done as part of the Modern UI experience update. See all the improvements in the Technet article: What’s New in Windows 8.1. Incoming search terms:windows 8 1 straight to desktopwindows 8 1 go straight to desktopstraight to desktop windows 8 1boot straight to desktop windows 8 1windows 8 1 boot straight to desktop Tags:Metro, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Related Posts Authentication to Microsoft Dynamics CRM server could not be established. Remotely Restart Computer When There is No Restart Option 3ware 9550SX Raid Controller Driver for Windows Server 2008 R2 x32 and x64 Event ID 7000 – Service Control Manager About Author Brian Jackson My name is Brian Lee Jackson. I am an IT guru and web developer. I love working as a Systems Administrator and playing with the newest Microsoft products. KC Any Date on when the offical release is going to happen? http://theitbros.com/ Brian Jackson The final Windows 8.1 release date is likely to be September or October.