There are some other options.
From our Windows 8 Tutorials
Windows 8 has the ability to create a bootable USB flash recovery drive that can be used to troubleshoot a Windows 8 computer that is unable to start.
Windows 8 has the ability to reset your installation to factory defaults or to refresh your installation while retaining your data and settings. By default, when you perform a refresh in Windows 8, the operating system will restore Windows back to a fresh state where you retain your personal data and settings, but will have to install all of your applications again. If you have installed a lot of applications, or do not have all the necessary installation disks, it can be an annoying and lengthy task to get your computer back up and running. This is where a new and useful feature saves the day. A program called recimg.exe allows you to create a custom refresh image that you can set to be used when you perform a refresh in Windows 8.
Here is One I use: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/start-menu-in-windows-8-with-classic-shell/
Windows 8 no longer includes the traditional Start Menu that Windows users have become associated with using. ... With this in mind, a free program called Classic Shell has been updated to support the ability to add a Start Menu to Windows 8.
Windows 8 includes a recovery feature called Automatic Repair that attempts to automatically diagnose and fix common issues that may cause Windows 8 to not start properly.
And others in Our tutorial section.