Leaked Windows 8.1 Update 1 Build Boots Directly to Desktop, Skips Metro

It turns out that Microsoft wants to enable this feature by default

By Bogdan Popa on January 30th, 2014 13:54 GMT

As I’ve told you only a few minutes ago, a new build of Windows 8.1 Update 1 has reached the web and it turns out that Microsoft has prepared even more changes for those who are going to install it.

According to WZOR, the same person who announced the leak and who’s expected to publish some screenshots showing build number 9600.16606 in action, Windows 8.1 Update 1 has been configured to boot directly to desktop and skip Metro.

This is quite a significant change for Windows 8.1 users, especially because the boot to desktop option has been implemented only a few months ago.

WZOR claims that users who want to access the Start screen need to click the Start button, so it’s pretty clear that Microsoft has adopted a new strategy that makes its operating system much more appropriate for desktop computers.

Windows 8.1 Update 1 is expected to debut in March and will be delivered to all Windows 8.1 computers via Windows Update free of charge.
The boot to desktop option is turned on by default in the new build
   The boot to desktop option is turned on by default in the new build
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