Monday, 20 February 2012

rename-xp-start-button

00:26 Posted by Vyas Smit , No comments
Renaming Win XP Start Menu Button

This guide will show you how to edit/rename the Windows XP start menu button. Are you bored of having the name “start”? If so now you can rename your start menu button to give the name of your choice.

STEP 1: BYPASSING WINDOWS FILE PROTECTION


1. Launch My Computer, click tools, folder options, then view

2. Select show all hidden files and folders option and uncheck the option hide protected operating system files, unckeck hide extention for known file types

3. Goto C:\windows\system32\restore, select the file filelist.xml, right click it go to properties and uncheck the option read-only

4. Open it (filelist.xml) with notepad

5. Add the line <rec>%systemroot%\explorer.exe</rec> as shown below

<exclude>
 <rec>%systemroot%\explorer.exe</rec>
 <rec> %windir%\system.ini</rec>
 <rec> %windir%\tasks\desktop.ini</rec>
 <rec> %windir%\win.ini</rec>
 <rec> *:\AUTOEXEC.BAT </rec>
 <rec>*:\CONFIG.MSI</rec>
 <rec> *:\CONFIG.SYS </rec>


6. Save the file

7. Goto C:\windows\system32\dllcache, you will find a backup copy of explorer.exe. Rename it to explorer.bak.

STEP 2: CHANGING THE NAME OF START BUTTON


1. Using Resource Hacker, open the file explorer.exe located at C:\windows.

2. Expand string, expand 37, click on 1033

3. On right side raname “start” to anything you want. For ex. “yourname” and press “compile script”

4. Repeat the same procedure for string 38, 1033

5. Save changes in file menu (if error occurs close explorer.exe and repeat sub-step 3 and 4)

6. Restart your computer. After restart you can see the changes.

Enjoy.....
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