How can I turn off the Windows 8 start screen?

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Hi afinch,

You might find this article helpful:

Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle – Enable / Disable Metro UI Start Screen

"We covered a simply registry hack yesterday that disabled the new Windows 8 Start Menu (Metro UI Start Screen), Explorer Ribbon, and Task Manager. Going to Registry every time to enable back and disable Start Menu is both dangerous and a headache. Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle is a small 3rd party tool for Windows 8 that can enable or disable Start Menu (Metro Start Screen) in just one click. Of course this will also toggle Explorer Ribbon and Task Manager. If you prefer to sometimes use the Classic Start Menu, i.e, Windows 7/Vista Start Menu, then this tool is for you.

Just launch Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle and click Use Metro Start Screen to toggle between the Metro Start Menu and Windows 7 Classic Start Menu."

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Are you wanting to Boot to Desktop and skip Metro start screen in Windows 8 computer or Surface pro tablet. Try the tips
Just use Task Scheduler to do that on Windows 8.

HS Soni
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you can turn off windows 8 start screen by converting it to windows 7 start up.

I have a link below you can change windows 8 screen to windows 7:


Agili Ron
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Hello Friends,

In essence, the new Windows 8 lock/login screen is meant to act as a dashboard, flashing up notifications for new email, IMs, and so on. On a tablet, where you swipe the lock screen away and then begin typing, this makes perfect sense. On a desktop PC, though, the lock screen is clunky (you might say this is a bit of a recurring theme in Windows 8). Yes, theoretically you only have to tap a key and it slides away, but for some reason Microsoft introduced a delay so that you can’t immediately type your password. As a result, you often end up losing the first few letters of your password, waiting for Windows to tell you that your password is incorrect, and then typing your password in correctly.

Thanks and Regards,
Agili Ron

You can change a setting so you don't have to put the password in every time you start up.  Hold down the windows key and press r,  type  in netplwiz, OK, then uncheck "users must login with username and password" ,  apply,  enter password (twice),  OK,  shutdown computer, then restart it.

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