In a previous article I covered how to bypass the new Start screen in Windows 8 by simply re-arranging tiles and hitting a keyboard key. Well now I want to show you how to automate things a little bit better.
While disabling the new Metro style design in Windows 8 isn’t an option, a simple script that runs at the start-up every time can help you to go straight to the Desktop skipping the Start screen.
1 Copy the code below and paste it into a text file and save it as windesk.bat (make sure you change the file extension from .txt to .bat).
2 Store the script on C:\ — don’t ever delete this file –. Now you’ll need to create a Windows task that will always run at the log-in. You’ll do this by creating a new task in the Windows Task Scheduler.
Creating a schedule task
1 Go to the Start screen, type and open the Schedule tasks.
2 From the Actions menu on the right, click Create Basic Task.
3 Name the task anything you want, and click Next.
4 On Task Trigger, select When I log on and click Next.
5 In Action, select Start a program and click Next.
6 At the Start a Program, browse and select the script you created earlier, click Next and then Finish.
Now with the script created and attached to a new Windows task, you won’t have to resource to manually bypass the Start screen at log-in.