is there any way to change windows 8 view to a classic view

I am sure that there are may people that like the way windows 8 looks. I however don't do not like it. Is there anyway of changing it to a windows vista or xp view they seem to be more user friendly view. I think widows 8 works better with a touch screen computer and mine is a band new laptop that is not touch so I really do not think I will enjoy this look. 

How to regain the start menu in Windows 8:

 

Free:

http://www.iobit.com/iobitstartmenu8.php

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

 

Small cost – currently US$5

http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/

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On Sun, 31 Mar 2013 13:14:49 +0000, MichaelTobin05 wrote:

I am sure that there are may people that like the way windows 8 looks. I however don't do not like it. Is there anyway of changing it to a windows vista or xp view they seem to be more user friendly view. I think widows 8 works better with a touch screen computer and mine is a band new laptop that is not touch so I really do not think I will enjoy this look. 

Let me point out something that you perhaps don't realize: Windows 8
has two interfaces; the Modern/Metro Interface (which may be all
you've looked at) and the traditional Desktop Interface. That
traditional  Desktop Interface is almost identical to Windows 7's
interface; the biggest difference is that there is no Start Orb to
click to bring up the Start menu.
But note that you can get the Start Orb back by using one of several
third-party programs, either free or very inexpensive (Classic Shell
at  http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/ and Start8 at
http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/; my personal preference is
Start8, but they are both very good).  And going from one interface to
the other is very easy; there are several ways, but simply pressing
the Windows key is perhaps the easiest. Simply installing one of those
two and using the traditional desktop  interface may be a better
choice for you than going to Windows 7. I use Windows 8, almost
exclusively with the traditional desktop interface, and with Start 8
installed. If you were to look at and use my computer, you would have
a hard time realizing that it's not Windows 7.
And another new third-party program that I like and you might want is
the $4.99 ModernMix at http://www.stardock.com/products/modernmix/

Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP since October 2003

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I should not have to install a piece of software to make an OS work correctly. What a farce back to Win7 for me.

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You are so right and I know there is a way to do it without downloading an app... I had it done 2x now on two of my computers. It's been so long I forgot how. haha.

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