BarCode is an event to help developers, with successful iOS and Android apps in the iTunes- and Google Play store, extend their market share the Windows platform. BarCode is on February 7th and 8th 2014 where you can code behind bars in the former prison in Rotterdam, Noordsingel 115, 3035 EM in Rotterdam.
This article describes how to bypass the start screen in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 and automatically boot to the desktop by default. The Windows 8 Start Screen is an awesome feature for touch enabled (mobile) devices, that allows you to easily navigate the installed apps on your machine.
If you are using a non-touch enabled device (a classic laptop or ultrabook) it might be useful to directly boot into the desktop environment. The simple 4-step process below will help you to configure this feature for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.