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Old December 31st, 2012, 06:51 PM
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Tip: How to get a Start menu and boot to desktop mode.

I did a search for this tip, but couldn't find anything.

If you want W8 to boot to desktop mode and have a start menu, then give this a go:


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Old January 5th, 2013, 07:03 PM
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Good find, BUT:

Fire up Windows Explorer and navigate over to your Windows directory. Do a search for “shows desktop,” and copy the shortcut that you find into the following location:

C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Window s\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.

By doing so, you’ll ensure that Windows 8 always boots to the “Classic Desktop” instead of its Metro UI
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