I like Win+X Menu Editor and have used it successfully on a number of PCs. However, I have had problems with the last 2 PCs...Dell Inspiron 15 laptop and Dell Inspiron 660s Desktop. On the first, after running this program to change the X menu, I found I couldn't access the C drive anymore. Everything stopped working. I could logon the PC, but not much else. After trying a number of things (system restore, refresh, reset), I finally cleared the partition with the OS on it and reinstalled it from a Windows 8 disk. Then I was able to run the editor without any problems on that PC.
On this 2nd PC, I made sure I had a disk backup before trying to run the x menu editor. I'm running the 64bit version. It let me edit the menu and when I tried to restore explorer, it comes up with an unhandled exception...something about an access problem. I picked quit, rather then continue and got out of it. Now I notice that the administrative user I ran this under has the changes I made to the X menu, but another user I added to the PC has the default menu. So, on the 2nd PC, it seems as though there is something still not quite right, but I haven't had to reload the OS either. Any idea why I am having these problems?