Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bmorrissey51, Apr 23, 2003.
Ok, I want to simply change my start menu text to read Metallica...how would I go about doing this?
You have to download REsource Hacker and hack the explorer.exe file
The Start text is under the String Table, 37
How do I find this resource hacker? And when I do, is it pretty easy to operate it?
Try over here. Fairly easy once you know where to look.
if i remember it correctly there was a tutorial on the forums back when we were xperience.org Maybe its still around somewhere
Yeah, Waddy got the idea from here: Hack the Start Button: Overclockersclub.com
There is also a long thread (sticky) up there ^^.
Actually it is a matter of a few minutes to make the change.
Open Explorer.exe in ResourceHacker, edit stringtables 37 (for xp-look) and 38 (for classic look), hit compile script, save as Explorer1.exe to the Windows directory.
Change the registry value for Shell to Explorer1.exe at
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\ Winlogon
Open Explorer.exe in ResourceHacker, edit stringtables 37 (for xp-look) and 38 (for classic look), save the altered Explorer.exe as Explorer1.exe. End the Explorer.exe process in Task Manager, click the "Applications" tab, click "New Task", search for Explorer.exe and rename it to Explorer2.exe, rename Explorer1.exe to Explorer.exe and run this new Explorer.exe as a New Task.
Marginally quicker than a re-boot I think, but then my re-boots take a lifetime
Edit: Sorry this only works if you have removed/renamed the backup copy of Explorer.exe