Instead of modifying the system to look like it used to why not learn new things? If you start using the search you won't need to navigate through every thing to do what you want. Need to add a program? Search for Program and select the program and features (or whatever it's now called). Want to run word (search for word), though this should likely be on your start page if you use it a lot.
This is just one way to use the new system. As always with windows I'm sure there will be 3 ways to do most things.
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