If you’ve not yet upgraded to Windows 8.1, you can instructions to do so here.
The source of many complaints about Windows 8 manifests itself each time you start your computer: starting with the live tiled interface by default. From my observations, most people utilize this interface mainly to click the “Desktop” icon to return to “normal” Windows. Well, Microsoft heard our cry and have provided a way to boot directly to the desktop in Windows 8.1. To boot to the desktop:
- Right click the taskbar and click Properties
- On the Navigation tab, check Go to the desktop instead of Start when I sign in
- Click OK
That’s it. Next time you restart your computer, you’ll be back to booting straight to the desktop.