Changing Text on XP ‘start’ Menu


Bored of the XP start menu???? Change this to ‘your_name’ menu by just a few easy steps as follows:

1.1)Download ‘Resource Hacker’ from http://delphi.icm.edu.pl/ftp/tools/ResHack.zip.

1.2)Make a backup copy of C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe on your desktop.
1.3)Extract and open ‘Resource Hacker’.
1.4)Open C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe in ‘Resource Hacker’

1.5)Navigate to String Table -> 37 -> 1033 in the left pane of ‘Resource Hacker’

1.6) In Right pane on line no 578 select the start text and rename it with your name along with the double quotes. ‘Vishal’ in this case. Click on ‘Compile Script’ and then save the file as ‘vishalexplorer.exe’ in C:\WINDOWS\ directory


2.0)REGISTRY EDITING:

WARNING: PLEASE DONT MODIFY ANY REGISTRY SETTINGS OTHER THAN THIS AS IT CAN MAKE YOUR PC UNUSABLE.

2.1) Open Run from Start menu Start -> Run. Type regedit.exe in run dialog box and press Ok.

2.2) In ‘Registry Editor’ in left pane Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

2.3) Click on Winlogon and in right pane search for ” Shell “having Data ‘explorer.exe’.
Modify it to ‘vishalexplorer.exe’.

2.4) Close Registry Editor.

3.0) Restart your computer. And the result is:

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