Sure can! There are numerous downloads available to put a start button on your Windows 8 desktop. Some for free, some at a modest price. All are trying to fill the void that Microsoft has created by leaving the start button out of Windows 8.
Over at This ‘n That, I offered a quick solution to help out until Microsoft puts a real one back on Windows 8. There are rumors to the effect, that come Fall, the Windows 8.1 update will once again feature a start button.
Take a couple of minutes and read my post Make your own Windows 8 start button and a couple more to a reasonably good substitute on your Windows 8 taskbar.
© 2012 Ludwig Keck