Change The Text Of The START

25/06/2011 11:52

Step 1 - Modify Explorer.exe File

To make the changes, the file explorer.exe located at C: \ Windows to change. Since explorer.exe is a binary file, it requires a particular publisher. In this article, I used Resource Hacker. Resources HackerTM is a free utility to view, edit, rename, add, delete and extract resources in executables and Windows 32-bit resource files (*. res). It contains an internal resource compiler and Decompiler script and runs on Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems.

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The first step is to back up the file explorer.exe located at C: \ Windows \ Explorer. Place it in a folder somewhere on your hard drive where you will be safe. Start Resource Hacker and open explorer.exe located at C: \ Windows \ explorer.exe.

Class that will be used is "String Table". Expand it, click the plus sign then go down and expand string 37, 1033 after highlighting If you are using the classic layout rather than the XP Layout, USA 38 The right side shows the string table. We are going to change the voice of 578, currently seems to 'start' of the word, as it appears on the current Start button.

There is no magic here. Double-click on "start" so that the word is highlighted, make sure the quotes are not part of the light. They are held in place, surrounding the new text you type. Vai and enter new information. In my case I used Click Me!

You will notice that after the new text string has been entered Compile Script button that was grayed out is now active. I will not go into what is involved in the development of a script, but suffice it to say he will do this exercise worthwhile. Click Compile Script and then save the edited file using the Save As command from the File menu. Do not use the Save command - Make sure you use the Save As command and choose a name for the file. Save the new file name in C: \ Windows.

Step 2 - Edit the registry

to back up the registry before making any changes!

Now the modified explorer.exe has been created, you must edit the registry so that the file is recognized when a user logs on. If you do not know how to use the registry are not sure this article is for you, but only if it is a temporary memory lapse, go to Start (soon to be something else) Run and type regedit in the Open field. Jump to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon

In the right pane, double-click on the "Shell" entry to open the Edit String dialog box. In the Value data: line, type the name that was used to save the modified explorer.exe. Click OK.

Close the Registry Editor and either log out and log in, or reboot if you prefer. If all goes as planned, you should see the Start button again with the revised text. [/ B]