If you don't like the WIndows 8 start menu, here's how you can change it to the classic Windows 7 version.
1. Open the Run command box by using the Win+R keys.
2. Type in "regedit" without the quotes and click Okay.
3. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
4. Find the value "RPEnabled" and then double click it.
5. Change the 1 to a 0.
Now you should have the classic style start menu in Windows 8.
For more, see the original article at the link below.
Switch Windows 8 Start Menu | PC Support Hub