As I read this thread I get a sickening feeling about how inflexable many of the poster are. I am a couple of months shy of 70 and I don't have as near the issues that many of you have with running Windows 8. You want the Desktop, you only need to hit one single button. If you run an application such as Quicken, you tap the metro icon and it starts the desktop and the application. If you are having such a big problem with Win 8 you better not buy a new car because things are changing there to.