To start, the Start Screen is already optional. You simply select 8.1 to boot to desktop and that's it.
Robinb9, post: 14128, member: 21 said:
That being said, I consider myself as quite experienced Windows user and as such would no longer like to use a Windows OS without Start Screen and apps. It is so flexible, innovative and extremely fast and easy to use with mouse and keyboard (I have nor do I intend to buy touch screens).
Screenshot: "Multitasking" Start Apps on 1600*900 and 1920*1080 dual display system, my usual Start View when booting up first time in the mornings. News, Twitter and / or Facebook, Seven Forums, Nine Forums. I just love how it works.
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