Windows 8.1 Boot Directly to the Desktop (Bypass the Start Screen) Updated on August 29, 2014 By Windows Guy 10 Comments If you don’t like the Windows 8 Start screen, with Windows 8.1 that’s OK. Now you can boot directly to the Desktop – bypassing the Start screen completely. T… Related Windows 8.1 Backgrounds Articles By Windows Guy 10 Comments JTecYT August 29, 2014 thats what it looks like in win 8 Joli Ballew August 29, 2014 This video shows how to do this in Windows 8.1 Preview, and it’s the same process in Windows 8.1 – it’s just worded a little differently on the Taskbar’s Properties page. montag2067 August 29, 2014 I like your “to the point” answers for windows 8 questions. They have helped me a lot. Joli Ballew August 29, 2014 I pinned some items to it – the video software I use and SkyDrive. It may have to do with the theme though – look at the background of desktop – I’ve changed it since then and can’t remember. But you can fool around with the settings in Control Panel. kxt131330 August 29, 2014 Where can I get the wallpaper you have used…. Its awesome GiraudMoebius August 29, 2014 thank you Joli Ballew August 29, 2014 That wall paper came with the beta version of Windows 8.1 – I don’t have it anymore either! JB Joli Ballew August 29, 2014 Thank you! I hate looking at videos to learn something and the person talks for like, two minutes before getting to what I want him to day! Frosty Winnipeg August 29, 2014 Official 8.1 released Oct 17/18th has changed the boot to desktop option. It’s now “When I sign in or close all apps….” Joli Ballew August 29, 2014 Yes indeed! I need to redo some of these videos! Comments are closed.