Win 8.1 Boot To Desktop And Bypass Welcome Screen

Jun 14, 2013

I'm waiting to see if this old hardy perennial will work on the new Windows 8.1 when booting directly to the desktop.

You can currently bypass the Windows welcome screen at boot time quite simply (although on Win 8 it simply takes you immediately to the start screen).

Simply do this to sign in automatically at startup:

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

Reboot machine -- and you will be taken straight to the start screen.

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Windows 8 - Boot Direct To Desktop And Bypass Start Screen

Dec 29, 2012

Boot Direct to Desktop. I found this in a Windows 8 book in the Start Screen Store. If you want to boot directly into the desktop without passing thru the Start Screen

-Go to the start screen & type in schedule to search for Schedule Task in Settings.
-Click on Task Scheduler Library in the left pane, and select Create Task in right pane.
-Name your task something like Boot to desktop.
-Now select the Triggers tab, choose New, and use the drop-down box to select starting the task At log on.
-Click OK and go to the Actions tab, choose New, and enter explorer for the Program/Script value.
-Press OK, save the task, and restart to test it out.

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Jul 19, 2013

How can I hide the Windows 8 "Start" screen ?.

Presently at boot, 4 steps to get to desktop ...

1. Time and date screen > Left click

2. Login .. more clicking

3. Start screen

4. Desktop jumbo icon > left click

... Desktop at last

Dell Laptop

no touch screen

Win 8 x64

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Mar 25, 2014

I have only one administrative account associated with my Windows 8 PC. I have this said account password protected yet my child can bypass the logon screen by merely resetting the PC. What kind of security is this?

How can I go about setting it up so that a password is require regardless of whether the PC is reset or not?

How are we suppose to go about keeping our children from unmonitored PC access if they can simply reset/shut down the computer and bypass it?

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Nov 24, 2013

It seems Windows 8.1 doesn't like my old graphic card drivers like Windows 8 did. In many cases when turn on my machine it boots to desktop but it doesn't show it - it just shows my mouse cursor and pure black background. When i click the power button tho, the desktop pops up for a second then the shutting down screen appears. After few reboots i finally managed to get to the desktop and use my computer (chances are 1:5 reboots lol).

I followed some tutorials i found on the internetz , explaining how sometimes ATI and NET framework 3.5 doesn't work together - this is not the case 'cause i tried following this tutorial to uninstall , clean and reinstall the latest drivers available for my crappy videocard + NET framework. Didn't worked...

I noticed something interesting while booting to Windows. IF there will be black screen with cursor - the boot time takes 1-2 seconds, IF everything will be alright - the boot process will take about 25 seconds. (just thought i should tell you this as well)

And finally here's my configuration:
Pentium 4 , 3.2GHz
ATI Radeon X550

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Sep 15, 2014

For a few days I have been having some problems with my computer. Whenever I shutdown properly and then start again, the Desktop loads fine and after a few seconds of coming to the desktop. I see a black screen in front of me, I try to press num lock on and off to see if the system froze, it indeed froze. I disabled fastboot, after that even if I start after shutdown, it boots fine.

If I restart, it boots fine. Not sure why as my system should be fully compatible with fast boot. Here is my system specs, everything is updated as of posting:

MSI Z87 - G43 Gaming Motherboard with latest BIOS
Sapphire TriX R9 290 OC
Samsung 250GB 840 EVO

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Dec 14, 2013

I've tried just about everything, but can't seem to find a setting to stop this action. The screen on my laptop (Sony Flip 15A, intel4400/geforce735) seems to increase and decrease in brightness between screens. It's rather annoying not just because of the change, but also because it takes several seconds to occur and it occurs in discrete steps. I'm running the latest drivers from both intel and nvidia. I've tried turning off adaptive brightness and disabling the sensor service, and all effects (fade in, UAC, etc) have been turned off. A video of the condition is shown below:

(Vimeo was taking forever to process)

It even happen when no programs are opening/closing - for example, if I view a dark background web page and then a lighter background, the brightness shifts. I can't imagine how awful this will be in photoshop.

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Nov 1, 2013

I have unchecked the box about needing password and it works when I boot up win 8.1 but if I log out and then log back in, it requires me to enter a password.

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Sep 9, 2013

I want to totally bypass all password logins. I deactivated the password requirement after sleep but this does not solve the bootup problem. Whenever I boot into win 8 it requires a password to login. I don't want it. I want to switch on my laptop and go straight into windows.

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Preferred LocalHost Bypass Option?

Dec 17, 2013

my favorite is the TAP and my least favorite is WinDivert, but this is based on success rate.

The only reason DLL Injection isn't my #1 is because I fear AV may give trouble down the road.

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Oct 4, 2013

I bought a laptop that didnt offer a choice to upgrade my version to normal Win 8 where I can install language packs.

May I know if there is a way to still install other languages? I've found the file but I can't install it using lpksetup.

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Nov 2, 2013

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Jul 1, 2013

Apparently, Microsoft has established a new requirement for the 8.1 Preview where one must use a valid Microsoft account login (I could not find an easy way to establish just a local login). With that said, you can create an auto-login process, using your Microsoft account, so you can bypass the requirement to manually type a password. This bypass is only recommended for those who maintain their PC/Laptop in a secure environment:

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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Jun 25, 2014

I use a wireless network which utilizes MAC address filtering for security purposes and WEP encryption. I have a MAC address which is white listed on the network and am successfully able to access it by spoofing in my windows XP PC.

However, windows 8 has been giving me headaches since the last week because it simply refuses to alter the mac address to anything with the first octet being '00'.

I am using Qualcomm Atheros AR5BWB222 and TP Link WN7200ND devices. looking for a way in order to alter the MAC in my windows 8 or some way to scan the network with my windows XP PC and find out some other white listed MAC addresses from the router by LINUX or whatever means possible

Can I use airodump -ng on windows somehow (I don't know linux much) to sniff the whitelisted macs?

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Automate Login And Bypass Lock And Start Screens In Windows 8.1

Jan 28, 2014

It's all very easy to do. From the Start screen type "run". Click on Run and type "netplwiz". OK that and highlight your account. Uncheck "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer". Click Apply. Then enter your password twice. Click OK. From the Start screen type "taskbar" and select Taskbar and Navigation. Click the Navigation tab and tick "Go to the desktop instead of Start when I sign in". You can also tick the "Show the Apps view automatically when I go to Start" if you're not that interested in the Modern UI Start screen.

Restart your PC and when Windows loads it will automatically log you in and take you straight to the desktop. Easy.

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Jun 23, 2014

My sister has a Satellite C55-A5281 with home premium 8.1 x64. She recently did a system restore now the screen just goes black after this BIOS screen.

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Aug 21, 2014

Me and my wife, have a PC with Windows 8.1 installed. The thing is that the constant requirement of entering user passwords everything we switch is very annoying. Is there anyway to bypass password screens for all users when Windows are booting or when we change users?

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Dec 23, 2012

I installed windows 8 from a bootable partition containing the files, after the installation I get an screen to boot the OS or the windows 8 installation, I checked the boot manager and this is what I have :

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=DeviceHarddiskVolume6
description Windows Boot Manager[code].....

What i want is to boot normally, without having the multiple boot screen, the partition where my windows 8 installation files are, is SET as active. I just want everything(bcdedit) to look as if I installed windows 8 from a cd-rom.

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Jul 24, 2012

The Windows 8 RTM Blog is showing some changes, one of which allows an option to boot directly to the Desktop UI.

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May 14, 2013

OK. I have searched for "boot to desktop" and I got nothing good.

I am setting up a Surface as an interface for a medical device. Our program runs as a Startup program, and this seems to work- except that it's running on the Desktop while the user stares at the Start screen

Is there something I can do to get to the desktop? (We are skipping the login screen after startup/sleep). I can run a windows DLL call if I need to- I just don't know if there is something to run.

The next question is going to be how to replace the shell with our program...

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Sep 15, 2014

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Nov 9, 2012

There have been a lot of questions about how to boot directly into desktop and avoid Metro. My question is just the opposite. When I'm in Metro and I open an app, it first brings up the desktop and then the app on top of it. I would like to open an app without opening desktop. Is there a way?

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Jul 1, 2012

Boot directly into Windows 8 RP Desktop directly, without using 3rd party tool or using any script.

1. Move the Desktop Tile and place it in the top left corner of the Metro Start Screen, just below the Start text.

2. Reboot your Windows 8 and you will see the login screen. As usual, type in your local account or Windows Live account password. Just enter the password, don't press the Next arrow or Enter key here.

3. Now press AND hold down the Enter key. In a few seconds, you will see your Windows 8 desktop appear Thus will have skipped Metro Start Screen smartly!

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Mar 11, 2012

I love Metro, but I think booting into it is worse for me than if the Start menu were hanging open everytime you booted 7. I have to say this is an additional step that makes it feel a bit forced, a bit in the user's face. How to go straight to the dekstop?

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Jun 6, 2014

I'm trying to extend my desktop screen on my TV. I have my laptop connected through an HDMI cable to the TV. When I choose extend desktop, nothing is shown on the TV. The TV is blank. Windows does detect the TV screen because both displays show up in the "Screen resolution" dialog. The TV also indicates that it has a signal.

The screen has been extended because when I move the mouse to edge of the screen, instead of stopping, it keeps going. When I drag a window, it does not stop at the edge but it keeps going. However, neither the mouse or the window is shown on the TV. Of course, I can move the mouse and window back to the laptop.

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop, Windows 8.1, Intel Core i3-4010u, 6GB RAM, Integrated Intel HD graphics. I have Sceptre X325BV-FMDR TV. Not sure if this is an issue with my TV or laptop.

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Mar 21, 2014

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Oct 9, 2012

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Nov 24, 2013

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Is there a way to make the desktop button/tile/link to the desktop on the start screen to be a different image besides what is really on your desktop screen?

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why would it show these things on a non-touchscreen anyway?!

I can not click this away! Can't work like this.

Is there some setting to disable these hints and the sidebars that slide in from left and right?

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