This has all been trashed out before...
I'm not sure why people get upset about people who are upset with 8 booting into metro.
I dont use metro, why should I boot into the thing?
Why should we be offered workarounds to replace the start menu? Why not leave the desktop easily usable for those of us who do not have and do not plan to have touch screens? (And for the mouse centric.)
I'm not at all anti-8. But I really do not understand a few basic things in 8 that bug me every time I use it...
the solution I used to boot to desktop seemed a bit scary to me initially as it required re-activating the OS
- it was all done automatically though. If you're using a pre-installed copy, this
will help you find the key.
I followed these instructions to boot directly to desktop and it works: