So you have bought a new PC with Windows 8, upgraded an existing computer to Microsoft's new operating system, or are already playing around with the Windows 8 RTM on a test system. First time users definitely need some time getting used to the new interface and menus that Microsoft has implemented into the operating system. From the oh-so obvious startpage the operating system boots to, to the missing start menu and the new Charms Bar.
First question that may come up after playing around on the startpage for a bit is how you can switch from it to the traditional desktop of the operating system. There are several options how you can achieve that, and this guide looks at several of them. Lets get started..
That's all the - manual - options that I know about. You can naturally install a program like Start8 or Classic Shell to automatically bypass the startpage on system start to be taken directly to the desktop of the Windows 8 operating system.
Is there another option that I have missed? Feel free to post it in the comments so that I can add it to the list of available options to switch from the startpage to the desktop in Windows 8.
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