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(Solved) - System Management Menu (Win+X) Modification

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  • Started 5 years ago by bmwbiker
  • Latest reply from raphoenix
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Has anyone figured out how to add or remove items on the System Management Menu (Win+X)?

Posted 5 years ago
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Posted 5 years ago
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Vishal has found the solution to this issue. It turns out that Windows-8 does a hash mark check on all shortcuts in the Win+X menu at each startup. (The Win+X menu items are listed at C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX.) If the shortcut doesn't check-out with the "pre-approved" list it is deleted. However, this can be avoided. Should you want to add any shortcut to this menu, see:
I've added RegEdit and Task Scheduler to mine and it works just fine.

Accepted Answer · Posted 5 years ago
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bmwbiker, good to see you found a temporary resolve via vishal.

However, please mark the point that everytime you do a MS update that could be thrown out and not work.
8 is consumer preview and not ready for market anyways yet.

I have tried a few workarounds and updates have trashed them so be aware on this point.

8 is not an OS yet, it relies on the testing community to resolves issues and report back, take in ideas, evaluate etc.

Tricks and tweaks brilliant to a point but workarounds not.

Just a point to note folks.


Posted 5 years ago
Posts: 14920

CLASSIC SHELL has been Updated for Windows 8 and may??? become part of the RTM.

Download Link is in the article.

Works Great !!!!

Rick P.

Posted 5 years ago

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