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Change the start button text in WinXP


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#1 tim723

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 03:15 AM

this can be either with a HEX editor, but i have found that using a resource editor is much better. the one i will use is called Resource Hacker, available here

in resource hacker open up the file called explorer.exe and go to the folder called stringtable>37 and the 1033 file you will see "start" in quotes towar the top. Change that to whatever u want and then click the "Compile Script" button. Save the file as explorerx.exe or whatever you desire. now u need to go into the registry by typing regedit in the start>run window. navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>Windows NT>Current Version>Winlogon and double click on the entry called "Shell." it should say explorer.exe in the text area. change it to explorerx.exe or whatever u named your new file. close the registry editor and log off windows, log back on. Success! :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 June 2005 - 12:43 PM

Or you could replace explorer.exe with your new one (name it the same), by using the Windows Recovery Command Prompt.

Although ur way is easier...I did it the hard way :thumbsup:

Edited by The Trip, 11 June 2005 - 12:44 PM.


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Posted 12 June 2005 - 12:39 AM

Warning: Editing system files, such as explorer.exe,
can have adverse effects on your computer, possibly causing it to not work anymore.
Please do not try this if you are not an
experienced user.

Before you make any changes to your Start button, you should read these 2 topics:
Start button, Renaming "start"
change start buton ate my computer!, help
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#4 tim723

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 02:22 AM

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 09:58 PM

I used this zip file. Just download it, unzip it, and click on start button renamer.
Very simple and so far no ill effects.

Go down to # 111 and look all the way to the right to (Change the Name of the Start Button)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm :thumbsup:
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Posted 27 July 2005 - 08:00 AM

Update !! Everytime I reboot it just goes back to (start).
Will try it the way tim723 said to do.
See how that works.
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Posted 27 July 2005 - 06:23 PM

Well I did it (tim723) way and crashed my computer. Got blue screen, No errors no nothing just blue. Hit reset and couldnt even go into any type of safe mode.
So I put in my CD to repair and it couldnt repair it, tried 3 times. I ended up doing a clean install. OOPs :thumbsup:
Nobodys fault but mine. :flowers:
Running again. :trumpet:
I'll use the zip file if I want to do it again.
It only last until you restart computer.
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Posted 27 July 2005 - 06:29 PM

Warning: Editing system files, such as explorer.exe,
can have adverse effects on your computer, possibly causing it to not work anymore.
Please do not try this if you are not an
experienced user.

Before you make any changes to your Start button, you should read these 2 topics:
Start button, Renaming "start"
change start buton ate my computer!, help

Hi Cranky

Did you not see this post of tg's? It is in this thread.

Edited by Scarlett, 27 July 2005 - 06:30 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 06:45 PM

Hi Scarlett !!
Yea I saw it and read all of it. But ya know how some people are. I just had to try it :thumbsup:
Some of us learn the hard way. :flowers:
Up and running again. :trumpet:
But there is some good tips on here.
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Posted 27 July 2005 - 07:05 PM

Now, I can also use this thread as a reference.
Thanks, Cranky. :thumbsup:
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Posted 27 July 2005 - 07:25 PM

Youre Welcome. :thumbsup:
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Posted 30 July 2005 - 06:35 AM

somthing else....change the 1033 in file 38 where it says start to the same thing and compile...then when you save it...you can save it as explorer....but before you do press ctrl+alt+del and end the explorer.exe process

then save

alt tab back to Task manager...and make a new task...and start explorer.exe

remember im not to take blame for what YOU fo to <em>your</em> system




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