Change Windows XP Start Menu Button Name As Your Choice

by Dinesh 2012-07-23 17:51:31

Change Windows XP Start Menu Button Name As Your Choice

At first you have to make some changes in explorer.exe file which is located in c:Windows. But it is a binary file and can not edit it directly.So to edit the binary file you can use the freeware Resource Hacker.It is a free utility that allows you to edit,rename,delete,add,modify and modify in Windows 32 bit executable and resource file.Download Resource Hacker from following link http://www.users.on.net/johnson/resourcehacker/.

For safety at first take backup of the explorer.exe file.Now navigate the file c:Windowsexplorer.exe as shown in the following figure.

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Now you have to edit the category “String Table”.So expand it by the ‘+’ sign at left side of the category.And find for “37” following “1033”.

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Now select ‘1033’ and notice the line like “578, “start” in the right Payne.Now just fix the cursor on “start” and double-click to select it.Now press delete button on the key board and write the desired name.Now The button named “compile Script” will become active.Now press it to compile(this is mandatory).

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Now you have to save it.But don’t use “Save” option.Use “Save As” option.Now save as it explorer.exe in c:Windowsinfexplorer.exe.You have create a new explorer.exe with the start menu named “Softslas”.So you have to set it in the Windows such that at start-up Windows load this file.To do so follow the next step.

Now open Registry Editor(Go to Run in start menu and type “regedit”).Navigate the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion Winlogon

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At the right Payne select “Shell” and right-click on it and then select “modify”.At the “Value data” box put “inf/explorer.exe” and then press ok.

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Now all the task you have done successfully to change the name of the start menu button in Windows XP.To see the effect log off or reboot your system.
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