I knew of after market products for a "fee" to give you the classic view but never went into it. To make a long story short I was just in a Windows Server 2012 OS where some other IT company loaded this product http://classicshell.net/
I poked around and from what I can tell it's working, it's free, and some IT company likes using it but I am careful too.
Anyone mess around with this much?
Note from what I read it will work also on Windows 8.