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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 2 / 5 stars

Good, but one thing:

IT DOESN'T WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >:( Whenever I try to save it it says 'Cannot create C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe'. How do I fix that?

jpoke89 responds:

You prolly have explorer.exe still running, or you have some defense software preventing the replacement of the file. Thanks for the review!


Rated 2 / 5 stars

Nice one!

This is a cool hack. Although it doesn't work for me sadly. Must be cause your on Vista =/ or i need the task manager your using O_o

jpoke89 responds:

It is a cool hack, and I'm sorry it doesn't work, check your security software, and check that your not using a non-standard skin. Also, I'm not running Vista, I am using Windows XP Media Center Edition Professional.


Rated 2 / 5 stars

nice hack and all

But Ijesuschrist is right... You do one thing wrong and your experience on windows is screwed and then its off to crashing windows you go.. No thx... I still gave you a passing score though cause its cool...

jpoke89 responds:

Lol, thanks, thats your prerogative, and I can see why you wouldn't want to do it, because you can screw up explorer if you don't know what your doing. I totally understand! Thanks for the review!


Rated 2 / 5 stars


cuz it will screw your computer up if u don't do it fast


Rated 2 / 5 stars

kinda dumb

i thought its a parody but its worth watchin

jpoke89 responds:

Oh, uhm, no sorry. lol