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How to Boot to the desktop in Windows 8 : A Solution

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+warwagon    11,366

So I was really thinking hard about a solution that would would faster than the one posted before, I think I finally cracked it. I made a Youtube video showing you how well it works. Then Below the video are instructions on how to do it. It took me about 30 seconds to set it up on the test machine. So while the list of instructions looks long, it's not really. Enjoy!

1) Save the VB script somewhere on your computer ( I recommend documents)

2) Press Windows key + R type Notepad and press enter

3) In Notepad type out the path of the vb file. Example (c:\users\owner\documents\test.vbs

4) Click File / Save As

5) Drop down save as type and choose all files. Now choose a location for your file.

6) For the file name call it desktop (or whatever you want).bat

7) Now go to the home screen and search for schedule, you will find it under settings under "Schedule Tasks"

8) Left click "Task Scheduler library" on the left hand side"

9) On the Right side, right click and choose "New Scheduled Task"

10) For name call it whatever you want.

11) click on the Trigger tab then click "New"

12) drop down "Begin tasks" and select "at log on"

13) click ok

14) Click the actions tab

15) Click "new" and then click "Browse"

16) Locate your new Bat file and double click it

17 ) then click ok

18) Click the conditions tab

19) If you are on a laptop you may want to uncheck "Start only if the computer is on AC power" (if you are on a laptop)

20) Click Ok and then close the Task Scheduler

21) All that is left to do is go to the home screen and move the desktop icon to the top left corner.

Now reboot and see if it works.

Show Desktop.zip

test.zip

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ls_dragons    2

You sure you left an explorer window open? I don't really mind where it opens either but it's a byproduct of me wanting my folder of currently-watching TV series open on boot.

Mine's also a clean install of RTM (en-GB) Pro. Literally installed it yesterday on the desktop.

Yes - definitely left an Explorer Windows open -- rebooted several times and double checked the setting was "ticked" just to make sure. No worries here though -- I rarely reboot and like most have said here in this thread -- it is just not that hard to click the desktop tile.

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d4rk5ky    7

I use Vistart and love it, combined with the skip metro suite it makes the experience much better :)

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FiB3R    1,661

I think I finally cracked it!

Dirty, but it works :)

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+warwagon    11,366

Dirty, but it works :)

Dirty, that's the only way I roll!

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