I’m testing out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview (I have to … it’s my job) but I have no use for Metro of the Metro Start Screen. In fact, I hate it with the white-hot passion of a thousand suns and hate being dumped in it when I reboot my system. Is there any to bypass it and go direct to the ‘Classic’ Windows desktop?
I’ve been looking for a way to do this too, and I was starting to think that it wasn’t possible (at least without some deep hacking of the system), but then a tipster (thanks Mike!) sent me in a way to do it. It’s a little rough round the edges (I’ll explain in a minute why) but it does allow you to bypass the Metro Start Screen when you log on to the system.
Here’s the process … I warn you now it’s a little long-winded.
First, fire up Notepad and paste the following script file code into it.
Save the file somewhere where you’ll remember. It doesn’t matter what you call it but it must have the .scf file extension.
- Go to Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools and then click on Task Scheduler.
- Select Task Scheduler Library.