Who needs to go through all this to make Windows 8 look and feel like Windows 7? I have an idea, just use Windows 7 to start with. If you have a PC with Windows 8 but miss Windows 7, there's no need to downgrade. Following a few simple steps, you can make Microsoft's current operating system look and feel almost identical to its predecessor. Here's how to bring back the start menu, get the attractive aero glass theme back and hide other Windows 8 elements like the charms menu.