Windows Tip: Change Start Button in XP -1 reply

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Sh0rD

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11th August 2002

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#1 15 years ago

You need to hack explorer.exe to change the XP start button, but it is kind of an important file, so lets make a backup before we start. Open Windows Explorer and locate explorer.exe in your c:\windows directory. Make a copy of the file in the same directory and name it explorer.bak.

Now for the fun part. Run the Resource Hacker: Choose File, then Open, and open c:windowsexplorer.exe. Skate on over to String Table>37>1033, where you should see "Start." Change this to whatever you want. Get creative. Get offensive. Go crazy -- it's all about choice.

Click on the button labeled "Compile Script." Now go to file, and click Save As. Save the file as Explorer_new.exe. You can't save it as Explorer.exe because Explorer.exe is currently in use. Close all programs and restart your system.

Boot to safe mode with command prompt (F8 on startup).

Log on as an administrator.

Type copy c:\windows\explorer_new.exe c:\windows\explorer.exe, then type yes, then close the command prompt by typing exit.

Reboot your system to see your new start button.




Dr. Yoshi

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4th September 2002

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#2 15 years ago

does it have to be 5 letters or less?




Sh0rD

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#3 15 years ago

i havent tried it because i dont use 98 anymore but ive done it on 2000 and well i only tried it with 5 letters - but im sure thats as long as you can do it. Try it out though.