Startup To Desktop
Finally! Windows 8 now allows start up in Desktop mode. While this was technically possible in Windows 8.0, starting up in Desktop mode (or in some cases Windows File Manager) required jumping through a few hoops. Now all it takes is to check one box, and it's done in that great new Taskbar and Navigation properties panel. By the way, this panel can be brought up while in Desktop mode by right-clicking on the Taskbar and selecting Properties. Once there, move to the Navigation tab and check the first box in the Start Screen section (shown).