Thanks BRYNIT for your suggestion. I have been able to use the W7 look alike start although I can't say I'm happy with the whole process and would much prefer to discard W8 from the PC and install a complete W7. My problem is, will this be feasible or would I wreck my almost new PC (at the moment I'm using my second PC which has W7 installed). Originally in buying the new PC I thought it would be useful in keeping up with technology but I just can't get to grips with W8.
I did notice today that W8.1 is coming out in October with several modifications and if it was to be a major problem to do what I suggested an alternative may be to wait until October and see how 8.1 fits in.