Boot straight to the desktop Here's how: Using Windows 8's own built-in Task Scheduler to bypass the Metro Start screen is a delicious irony. First, open the Task Scheduler by typing Schedule tasks in the Settings search or type Schedule Tasks on Start. Once the Task Scheduler is open, click Create Task under Task Scheduler Library in the Actions pane. Name your task "Boot to desktop" or something similar. Open the Triggers tab, select New, and choose At log on in the 'Begin the task' drop-down menu at top. Click OK, and then open the Actions tab, select New once again, and enter explorer in the Program/script field. Save the action and the task, and you're done! From now on, every time you log in to Windows, you'll automatically jump to the desktop, where an open Libraries folder will greet you.