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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Rename win xp start button

Hey guys this is small trick that you should do carefully!!!!!!!!!!!!

1)You need a small software calledRESOURCE HACKER which you can download it here

Resource Hacker is a freeware utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res).

It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler and works on Win95, Win98, WinME, WinNT, Win2000 and WinXP operating systems.

its just 541Kb in the size.. Click here to Download
2)first you should keep a backup copy of "explorer.exe" which you can find in C:\windows\explorer.exe any where in your harddrivev for safty.

3)Now open the RESOURCE HACKER which you have downloaded.On the right side you can see some
tree of categorys.

In that you need a category called STRING TABLE,expand it by click it on plus(+) sing,Now scroll down to
string 37 it will highlight another sub-string 1033(If you are using the Classic Layout rather than the XP Layout, use number 38).
Here right hand pane will display the string-table. We're going to modify item 578, currently showing the word "start" just as it displays on the current Start button.
There is no magic here. Just double click on the word "start" so that it's highlighted, making sure the quotation marks are not part of the highlight. They need to remain in place, surrounding the new text that you'll type. Go ahead and type your new entry

4)In this step we have to modify the registry so that the modifyd explorer.exe will be recognised.

If you don't know how to access the registry I'm not sure this article is for you, but just in case it's a temporary memory lapse, go to Start (soon to be something else) Run and type regedit in the Open: field.

Navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\ Winlogon

the Right pane, double click the Shell entry to open the Edit String dialog box. In Value data: line, enter the name that was used to save the modified explorer.exe file. Click OK.
rename start button

Close Registry Editor and either log off the system and log back in, or reboot the entire system if that's your preference. If all went as planned you should see your new Start button with the revised text.


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