Cambridge PC Support recommends the Classic Shell Start Menu for Windows 8.
If you’re fed up with click the start button in Windows 8 and being presented with a screen full of Fisher-Price primary colour squares to access your programs, then try the Classic Shell Start Menu. It makes Windows 8 that little bit more like Windows XP/Vista/7 once again!
It gives you convenient access to your programs, documents, pictures, etc.
If you fancy giving it a try, go to:
Cambridge PC Support