« on: February 08, 2014, 02:08:03 PM »
It's pretty easy to install something like Classic Shell (or one of the free equivalents) on Win 8 and in my experience (rolling out Win 8 Pro company-wide to almost 60 users) there have been almost zero complaints about Win 8 when Classic Shell is enabled. If you try to give somebody Win 8 without a start button, though, roughly 100% of people say "What the f*ck is this crap? I can't use this!"
Maybe a slight exaggeration, but not by much.
Classic shell helped me a lot. I even have a touchscreen laptop and I can't tolerate the Metro interface. The Metro interface is crap unless you don't have a keyboard at all (tablet). MS has really messed up on Windows in their quest to catch up with the iPad. In all fairness though, it's tough to do real work on an iPad in my opinion.
What´s your need for Window 8? Just go back to Win7 and you won´t have all this problems…my new pc had Win8 preinstalled and after messing around with it I just thought "WTF is that for a crap"…bought a Win7 version for 39 Euro and I´m more than happy.