Frank likes Windows 7, and he wants to keep that same look and feel when he upgrades to Windows 8. Leo says that upgrading to Windows 8.1 will allow him to boot to the desktop with a start menu, etc. But he can also use utilities from StarDock called Start8 and Modern Mix for $5 each. Leo says it's worth the money.
There's also Classic Shell and StartMenu 8. But he'll get 90% of the way using Start8 and Windows 8.1. Windows 10 is just around the corner, which will have many of the same things that users missed from Windows 7. We'll know more on Wednesday.