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There is an interactive version of this (by me) here (remove all spaces in the URL!): http://www.newgrounds.com /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: http://www.angusj.com/res ourcehacker/
You can get Process Explorer here: http://www.microsoft.com/ 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

Reviews


ronbelic143ronbelic143

Rated 4 / 5 stars

cool

i would do it to my computer but this is all i have
(note: he is at risk of a virus. lol)


jpoke89 responds:

What? No you're not. Neither of the programs used in doing this are viruses. One is actually maintained by Microsoft (Process Explorer). Performing this does not make you vulnerable to viruses either.


AprimeAprime

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I have a question

you no when you go down to start, and it has dat list of all the programs ur running, well mines diserpered, how do i get it bak


jpoke89 responds:

Reboot the system. That should take care of it. If it doesn't, you messed up Windows's shell, and you will need to run a repair setup, or have someone who knows what they are doing replace/fix the file. If you have another computer, and rebooting doesn't work, you can copy the explorer.exe file from another computer, and paste it to yours, and that should fix it. But once again, if you don't know what your doing, have someone who knows how to, do it for you. I provide no warranty for my advice. Thanks for the review.


alcid34alcid34

Rated 4 / 5 stars

OMG

YOU CAN JUST PUBLISH THIS TO YOUTUBE


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ViceFullbusterViceFullbuster

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Interesting.

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


jpoke89 responds:

Thank you very much!


bryanwangpengjunbryanwangpengjun

Rated 4 / 5 stars

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.