This tutorial is for changing the word 'start' into something else in your start menu. you are going to have to edit explorer.exe (very important system file) so if you don't understand this, don't try it.. 1.)download resource hacker 2.)make a backup copy of C:\windows\explorer.exe (save it as explorer_bak.exe) 3.)open up resource hacker and load C:\windows\explorer.exe 4.)look on the left tree menu for STRING TABLE 5.)expand it and look for nodes 37 and 38 6.)expand 37 and click on 1033. some source code will appear on the right side. 7.)change start to whatever you want! 8.)click on Compile Script 9.)go back to 38 10.)expand it and click on 1033 11.)change Start to the same thing that you changed it to before 12.)click on Compile Script 13.)save the file as C:\windows\explorer2.exe 14.)edit this xml file - c:\windows\system32\restore\filelist.xml 15.)this file is read only so go into the directory (windows explorer) and make it non-read-only (go into file properties) edit the first few lines to look like this: Code: <PCHealthProtect> <VERSION>1.0</VERSION> <DEFTYPE>E</DEFTYPE> <FILES> <Exclude> <REC>%windir%\system.ini</REC> <REC>%windir%\tasks\desktop.ini</REC> <REC>%windir%\win.ini</REC> [b]<REC>%windir%\explorer.exe</REC>[/b] <REC>*:\AUTOEXEC.BAT</REC> <REC>*:\CONFIG.MSI</REC> <REC>*:\CONFIG.SYS</REC> </Exclude> (add the bold line in.) 16.)save the file.. this prevents win xp from automatically replacing explorer.exe with a non-reshacked version 17.)go into the folder C:\windows\system32\dllcache (hidden folder) and rename the file explorer.exe to explorer_backup.exe 18.)save your reshacked explorer.exe as explorer.ex2 in c:\windows 19.)click start -> shutdown -> restart 20.)click F8 a million times 21.)select "Logon to windows - safe mode - command prompt" 22.)logon as administrator on win xp logon screen 23.)use "cd .." and "cd windows" to get to C:\windows 24._type in "copy explorer.ex2 explorer.exe" Enjoy!