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Nov 15, 2006 | 5:26 AM EST

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There is an interactive version of this (by me) here (remove all spaces in the URL!): /portal/view/353610

This is a hack to change the word "Start" on your Windows XP computer to something else.
(EDIT!: I fixed the audio sync error!)

You can get Resource Hacker here: ourcehacker/
You can get Process Explorer here: technet/sysinternals/util ities/ProcessExplorer.msp x

(NG puts spaces into URLs, so if the URLs don't work, look for and remove spaces.)

Disclaimer!!: This hack requires you to change a file that comes with your computer and is a CRITICAL component for the proper operation of your computer! Please attempt at your own risk, I do not offer any warranty of any kind. If you are secure in your abilities to hack a CRITICAL component of your computer, please try this, its neat! It adds some extra personality to your computer!

Note: Please submit this to the Windows Collection please! Thankies! :-D



Rated 4 / 5 stars November 19, 2008

WIndows Vista

Well, I have a computer with Windows Vista as its OS and I tried this but unfortunately it messed up my computer. Fortunately, I did a backup of the explorer.exe and now my computer is fine. (This is also meant to be advice for Windows Vista users.)

jpoke89 responds:

As Vista doesn't have words on the start menu on the default theme, and in seeing I was using Windows XP to create this, it should have been obvious to you.


Rated 5 / 5 stars November 15, 2008


Im gonna make mine say finish

jpoke89 responds:

Lol, okay.


Rated 5 / 5 stars October 17, 2008


Where do you get that theme?

jpoke89 responds:

It is the default theme on Windows XP Media Center Edition, it's called "Royale". I'm sure you can find it, or a clone online.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars October 12, 2008


That's defiantly something interesting to check out. I'm going to test it out myself.
One thing about the video, though. You didn't mention on where to find Resource Hacker, leaving all interested viewers to Google, and... probably find a virus or a bad version, or something lame.
Thanks for sharing!


Rated 4 / 5 stars October 8, 2008


That is a pretty cool tutorial on hacking windows XP and was well explained,great jobs.

jpoke89 responds:

Thank you very much!