Well, finally got DH's new Dell with Win 8.1. None or very little instructions but slowly over 2 days I've got it set up. DH won't touch it! He doesn't like to use a mouse. He turns it around backwards and it doesn't make sense to him.
One thing that helped, in case anyone needs to know, is a free downloadable program Classic Start from CNET. When you load it, it changed the screens to look like Win 7 or another version so you can find things. It doesn't delete anything so I still need to turn off or delete things we don't want on the PC.
I love seeing the Start button again!