After the leaked version of 8 RTM, I read news about MS blocks 8 start button and boot to desktop hacks. But that’s not true. If you’re looking out for a way to book straight to 8 Desktop, rather seeing the Metro tile start button, here are some quick ways. But I tell you, MS is trying hard to shove Metro UI down our throats, almost like they are afraid no one will like it.

Boot directly to desktop – Windows 8, a small utility that is perfectly working as of now on Windows 8 RTM final. You can easily boot straight into Windows 8 desktop without seeing the Metro. Check deviantart for more information on this freeware.

You can also use Start8 from startdock . Start8 brings the “Start” menu back to Windows 8. Adds start menu, quick search of applications installed, shutdown button etc. As of now, it works on Win 8 CP, but soon it will be compatible with final versions of the operating system.

Classic Shell is another small freeware that provides you a customizable Start menu and Start button for Windows 8. Check its features here .

Even try this registry hack – only for people who really know what it is. Beginners and non-technical people do not try.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon] 
"Shell"="explorer.exe /select,explorer.exe"
 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon] 
"Shell"="explorer.exe /select,explorer.exe"

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