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Windows 8.1 where do you change the start button and make it boot on desktop?

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October 2, 2013 6:03:55 AM

Basically I just downloaded and upgraded my Windows 8 to 8.1, and I can't find the option to change the start button like it was on Windows 7.

Also I can't find how to make it boot straight to desktop in order to make the computer load everything straight away.

It is the full version as I'm studying computer related stuff at my trade school and they give a lot of stuff for free.

I like the start menu, but since it should be possible to change it now, I'd like to know how.
a c 253 * Windows 8
October 2, 2013 6:12:08 AM

1. The 'Start button' is merely the rectangular Windows looking thing in the bottom left. It is still not the traditional Start menu from Windows 7

2. Booting direct into the desktop is still not included. Yet.

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October 2, 2013 4:55:31 PM
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In Win 8.1 Preview go to Desktop, right-click the task bar that runs across the bottom, click <Properties>, hit <Navigation> tab, then check the top option in the Start Screen section.

Win 8.1 will boot directly to the Desktop from then on.

If you right-click the Start button in the bottom left, while it is not like Win 7, it provides a whole host of power-user tools as well as a system shutdown option. I find it more functional than the Win 7 Start Button.
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a c 253 * Windows 8
October 2, 2013 5:00:32 PM

Tseg said:
In Win 8.1 Preview go to Desktop, right-click the task bar that runs across the bottom, click <Properties>, hit <Navigation> tab, then check the top option in the Start Screen section.

Win 8.1 will boot directly to the Desktop from then on.

If you right-click the Start button in the bottom left, while it is not like Win 7, it provides a whole host of power-user tools as well as a system shutdown option. I find it more functional than the Win 7 Start Button.


Interesting. Thanks.
Even though I've been running 8.1 on a secondary laptop for a while, I did not know this.
October 2, 2013 6:10:12 PM

USAFRet said:
Tseg said:
In Win 8.1 Preview go to Desktop, right-click the task bar that runs across the bottom, click <Properties>, hit <Navigation> tab, then check the top option in the Start Screen section.

Win 8.1 will boot directly to the Desktop from then on.

If you right-click the Start button in the bottom left, while it is not like Win 7, it provides a whole host of power-user tools as well as a system shutdown option. I find it more functional than the Win 7 Start Button.


Interesting. Thanks.
Even though I've been running 8.1 on a secondary laptop for a while, I did not know this.


Yes, not quite intuitive, but quite functional once the Easter Eggs are found.
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