Congratulations! You are off of Windows XP or will complete your migration shortly, but of course not everyone is happy.  As Windows 8 first came out everyone got used to hearing the question "Where did the @#$&*%! start button go!".  Good question, and that among other post XP Migration questions is the topic of discussion for today. There are some tools and updates than can help alleviate these user pains.  Did you know that with Windows 8.1 Update 1 Microsoft has added some valuable features to improve the experience for users and also to make it backward compatible with applications that ran on Windows XP?  You can also deploy Classic Shell, which is a popular 3rd party tool for returning some of the classic windows UI features on windows 8.1.

From Shavlik Protect you can deploy a program called Classic Shell.  This is a popular 3rd party tool that brings back some of the classic windows UI features like the start menu. Features that customers have complained about in the new Metro style windows 8 and 8.1.  For more details on Classic Shell 

Windows 8.1 Update 1 adds back some of the mouse and task bar features that people have been missing in the Windows 8.x experience.  More importantly, they have added a compatibility mode into IE 11 so you can make it backward compatible to IE 8, which was the latest version available on windows XP, and one of the more common causes of companies having to remain on the now End-of-Lifed operation system.   Check out the details on Update 1 here.