As a Win 7 poweruser, all you have to do is scrape away the Metro Apps laminate and you'll be on familiar grounds with a few landscape changes, like loss of Aero, font control and color preferences for some elements. Also, taskman wears a different dress, takes some getting used to. Like many dresses, the buttons or zippers are still on the back.

Win 8.1.1, at its core, is still Win 6, turbocharged.