Go forth and multiply
That’s how to set up Windows 8.1, to minimize those jarring trips into Metro hell.
Until Microsoft builds a better Windows -- see, for example, Galen Gruman’s proposal for Windows Red -- it’s the best we desktop-bound mouse-wielding touch-adverse dinosaurs can do. Not bad for five bucks and a few minutes of spelunking.
Whip Windows 8.1 into shape, and you may just forget that you’re running an operating system with a Dr. Jekyll persona.
It’s like watching "Dexter" but ignoring the bloody parts.