Can Windows 8.1 avoid the fate of Windows 8? Take a look at Microsoft's newest OS.
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Although not enabled by default, Windows 8.1's boot-to-desktop mode is arguably the new feature that's most important to winning back disenchanted desktop users. Windows 8 greeted all users with the Live Tile-dominated Start screen, slowing down those who rely primarily on legacy software, and fueling concerns that the desktop is being subjugated. Users can activate the boot-to-desktop mode using the same menus described on the previous slide.