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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 / 5 stars

there are more

there are tons more tricks like invisible folder,vista skin for xp,windows secret song ,fake virus in youtube but this is Cooler


Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Next time, add some more work onto this project.

There was very little interactivity. I go onto Newgrounds to see interactive movies, not watching someone change their start menu text. Also, you should tell people you can (and should) make the hacked explorer.exe another copy of the original explorer.exe so that you can revert back to the original explorer.exe. Please try harder on future episodes. 3/10

jpoke89 responds:

That would be why I made an interactive one. Check it out if you like interaction, lol


Rated 5 / 5 stars

need help

i tried this like 10 times and it still says start. i did everything it said, i pressed compile script and saved it and deleted the process of explorer.exe before compiling and saving. plz help me

jpoke89 responds:

It's likely a Windows update/file protection issue. Not something I can really help you with, sorry.


Rated 1.5 / 5 stars


Gratz for finding that out but that isn't hacking.

jpoke89 responds:

Yes, it is. Altering something to function as it was not supposed to is hacking. Which is usually legal. Getting into and modifying or obtaining information from a remote PC without authentication or permission is cracking. Cracking is almost 100% illegal.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Thats great!

Thats really cool, but this belongs on youtube.

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jpoke89 responds:

I've been told, lol.