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Microsoft will reportedly backtrack on attempts to push the Windows 8 Start Screen front and center, leaks suggest, with the upcoming Windows 8.1 set to include the option to bypass the controversial touch-friendly UI. The so-called “Blue” refresh of Windows 8 will feature the option to boot straight to the desktop mode, sources tell ZDNet, rather than defaulting to the Metro-style interface, a much-requested feature from those not using tablet or touch-enabled PCs.

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options are always good.
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So they finally listen to complaint after plummeted win8 sales

Anyway. Is good news for everybody
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Now confirm the built-in Start Menu and I might consider switching.
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hopefully this will mean large institutions will upgrade sooner, so i can get my free university copy. but probably won't happen for a couple years anyway...sad
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Thank heavens... jesus christ Microsoft.. it took I don't know how many angry twitterers.. (is that even a thing?) and angry articles for you to wake up and realize.. Hey force feeding them is probably not the way to go...
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Now confirm the built-in Start Menu and I might consider switching.

And a way to completely disable tablet mode
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And a way to completely disable tablet mode

you mean fullscreen?
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And a way to completely disable tablet mode

Basically bring back windows 7.
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I would love to use Win8 without all the touch crap! After all, its faster and the core system is better.
I just have no interest in any of the touch futures, and never will on my desktop!
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