Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/166445/how-to-skip-the-start-screen-and-boot-to-the-desktop-in-windows-8.1/
For almost everyone who made the upgrade, Windows 8 proved to be something of a disappointment for one reason or another. Windows 8.1 (or Windows Blue) was released to address many of the issues users had complained about including reintroducing the ability to boot straight to the desktop.
I'm still not sold on Windows 8 or 8.1.
Change is good...that's how technology evolves. You can't expect Windows to look like Win7 forever do you?
The same complaining happened when Windows 3.1 morphed into Windows 95. However at the time there weren't nearly the same amount of PC users so it was more of a dull roar. But none the less there were a ton of complaints.
I really like windows 8 as it is. I see nothing wrong with the Metro/Modern look, the start screen is basically like hitting the start button, and from there its just like the start menu with a great look to it. I'm keeping it as is.
I think that as long as you aren't using the mouse for everything and learn some keyboard shortcuts it is fine. I don't even like how they added the start button back.
Remember....8.1 will have to be re-loaded once this beta expires meaning all data will be lost!
I'm used to Windows 8 now. Just one more hoop for un-needed and un-wanted gew gahs.
Windows 8.1 really not much of a change for desktop or any keyboard user, the new "start button" is a waste, all they did was put some of the control panel and administrator tools in it, I have been using 8 since it came out, but with 3rd party software to get back the start menu, now we need a way to get ride of the new start or at least a way to add to it or override it.