Microsoft’s latest operating system windows 8.1 boots up to the Start Screen by default like windows 8. However, Microsoft has introduced an option to boot directly to desktop in windows 8.1 without any third party application. Here’s how:
How to Boot Directly to Desktop in Windows 8.1
Please follow these simple steps if you want to skip Start Screen in Windows 8.1
1. Right click on the Taskbar and select Properties in desktop mode. This will display Taskbar and Navigation Properties window
2. Go to the Navigation tab
3. Then Check the box “Go to the desktop instead of Start when I sign in”
4. Click OK, That’s it!
The next time you boot your computer, Windows 8.1 will take you directly to desktop without ever seeing the Start screen. If you want to go back to windows 8.1 Start screen when pc booting, just repeat the process and uncheck the box Go to the desktop instead of Start when I sign in.