Start menu text

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bmorrissey51, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. bmorrissey51

    bmorrissey51 Guest

    Ok, I want to simply change my start menu text to read Metallica...how would I go about doing this?
     
  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    You have to download REsource Hacker and hack the explorer.exe file

    The Start text is under the String Table, 37
     
  3. bmorrissey51

    bmorrissey51 Guest

    How do I find this resource hacker? And when I do, is it pretty easy to operate it?
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Try over here. Fairly easy once you know where to look.
     
  5. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    if i remember it correctly there was a tutorial on the forums back when we were xperience.org Maybe its still around somewhere
     
  6. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    Yeah, Waddy got the idea from here: Hack the Start Button: Overclockersclub.com
     
  7. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

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    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
    reboot.

    That's all.
     
  8. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    Or alternately:-
    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 :D

    Edit: Sorry this only works if you have removed/renamed the backup copy of Explorer.exe :(