Melinda got Windows 8 and she hates it. Leo says that the Windows 8.1 update restores the start button and makes it easier to use like Windows 7. But Melinda wants to find apps and data. Leo says to just start typing. Windows 8 knows to search when she starts typing, and it'll continue to refine the search as she types more.
She could install StarDock's Start8, and actually make Windows 8 look like Windows 7. There's also Modern Mix, which will make the tiled programs look like Windows 7 listings. Or, she can get her Windows 7 restore discs and reinstall.