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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Edit Win+X menu on Windows 8 with WinXEditor
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One thought on “Edit Win+X menu on Windows 8 with WinXEditor

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    May 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Useful info. Lucky me I discovered your web site accidentally, and I am surprised
    why this accident didn’t happened earlier! I bookmarked it.


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