Cannot Skip Metro Screen
I have Classic Shell set up on two Window 8 machines, a desktop and an ASUS Q200e laptop. And it is thing of beauty on one machine but less so on the other. The desktop works just fine but on the ASUS I cannot skip the Metro screen. At boot, the Metro shows up for a long, long time before Classic Shell shows up. Yes, I have the 'skip Metro' item checked . On the desktop Classic Shell shows up immediately without showing any trace of Metro. I have compared the settings on both machines one by one and they are identical as far as I can see.
I made a Registry edit to produce a service log and here is the content of that log.
0x50F664F7 Starting service
0x50F664F7 Session 0 (4)
0x50F664F7 Session 1 (0)
0x50F664F7 Starting process: C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\ClassicStartMenu.exe -startup
I believe the problem has something to do with one of the ASUS programs which get loaded at startup. The OS is the one installed and shipped with the computer while the desktop is a clean install from a DVD.
Will appreciate any help getting this sorted out.
Thank you very much.