I second Queen-Evie's suggestion. Classic Shell is what I use with Windows 8. The price is right, Free. It takes me right to the desktop upon start-up. I have not seen any problems with it since I installed it.
It makes Windows 8 look and work like Windows 7 with minor changes and leave the Windows 8 Improvements. An example that I see, is when I copy or move files I see a graph of the speed while the operation is running.
I have not yet run across a program that I use under Windows 7 that does not run under Windows 8 excluding certain utilities and of course my install disk for the Antivirus. I had to get the updated version of the Antivirus.
You should have no problems and will love the changes.
Edited by rotor123, 13 October 2013 - 09:41 PM.