Users running the final code of Windows 8 RTM have reported that the operating system must first boot to the tiled 'Start' screen without an option to begin on the desktop view.
Preview builds of Windows 8 allowed users to create a shortcut that would run upon logging in to Windows and take users directly to the desktop. Rafael Rivera, one of the authors of the book Windows 8 Secrets, has confirmed that the shortcut workaround has been blocked in Windows 8 RTM.
The inability to boot to desktop could spell bad news for business users, who will primarily be working from programmes through the desktop interface.
Once Windows 8 loads the tiled Start menu, switching to the desktop view can be performed by pressing the Windows key + D.
Microsoft still hasn't confirmed an official term for the tiled Start screen, after an internal memo revealed the company would no longer refer to it as Metro.
Windows 8 will launch worldwide on October 26, and has been optimised for traditional computing equipment and new touchscreen devices via the new-style tiled user interface.
Microsoft also recently let slip that the long-rumoured new Xbox 360 will support Windows 8.