Edit Win+X menu on Windows 8 with WinXEditor
Apart from installing third party software to replicate the Start button, the menu you get when pressing Windows key + X is the closest you may get to open things on Windows 8 the old way - but to come by without a Start button replacement, it lacks a few features.
This is where Winaero's WinXEditor comes in which makes it remarkably easy to add and remove groups and items to the menu:
Download WinXEditor from the Winaero homepage here: http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.30
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