I've had little hands-on experience of Windows 8, I'm afraid, so I can't answer your question. From what I've read, Microsoft may include some sort of start menu in the next update of Windows 8.1 (due August) but we will probably have to wait for Windows 9 for something that looks and feels like a traditional desktop environment. A good place to post your question would be on Windows 8 Forums
. These also cover Windows 8.1.
'Sir, please,' she said... 'Will you not share your wisdom with us?'
'I have no wisdom,' he told her.
'Your experiences, then?'
'They have been trivial, uninteresting, and full of error.'
Ian M. Banks--Feersum Endjinn