First of all you will need to download a exe editor – Resource Hacker
are avaliable from www.downloads.com and are adequate for the task in hand.
Step 1 – Modify Explorer.exe File
The first step is to make a backup copy of the file explorer.exe located at C:\Windows\explorer. Place it in a folder somewhere on your hard drive where it will be safe. Start Resource Hacker and open explorer.exe located at C:\Windows\explorer.exe as shown
The category we are going to be using is String Table. Expand it by clicking the plus sign then navigate down to and expand string 37 followed by highlighting 1033. If you are using the Classic Layout rather than the XP Layout, use number 38. The right hand pane will display the stringtable as shown in Figure We’re going to modify item 578, currently showing the word “start” just as it displays on the current Start button
Just double click on the word “start” so that it’s highlighted, making sure the quotation marks are not part of the highlight. They need to remain in place, surrounding the new text that you’ll type. Go ahead and type your new entry. In my case I used “Ankit“ as shown in Figure
Click Compile Script and then save the altered file using the Save As command on the File Menu. Do not use the Save command – Make sure to use the Save As command and choose a name for the file. eg- ankitexplorer.exe
You canchange the text that appears when you take your mouse on start button. Default text is “click here to begin”. To change the text select String Table. Expand it by clicking the plus sign then navigate down to and expand string 34 followed by highlighting 1033.The right hand pane will display the stringtable as shown in Figure We’re going to modify item 533, currently showing the word “start” just as it displays on the current Start butto. Just change the text whatever you want here i change it by “click kar na yaar”. Then click on the “Compile Script”. Rest of the procedure is same.
Step 2 – Modify the Registry
Now that the ankitexplorer.exe has been created it’s necessary to modify the registry so the file will be recognized when the user logs on to the system.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\ Winlogon
In the right pane double click the Shell entry to open the Edit String dialog box. In Value data: line, enter the name that was used to save the modified explorer.exe file(here is use ankitexplorer.exe). Click OK.
Close Registry Editor and either log off the system and log back in, or reboot the entire system if that’s your preference. If all went as planned you should see your new Start button with the revised text.
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