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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 5 / 5 stars


wow i saw this on YT but that way was way harder. your way on the other hand was WAY batter. THANKS ! =)

jpoke89 responds:

I'm glade you liked it. Check out the interactive one, it's step-by-step, so it's even easier! Thanks for your review!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

if i

if i can do that i will turn start into click here to f.u.c.k (fuck)

jpoke89 responds:

Go ahead and try that. Thanks for the review.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I like it but it did not work for me...

I am giving this a 10 because I thought it was an awesome tweak...

Speaking of tweak, I can't get it to work for me because I have a design tweak on my Start Menu already. It must be overriding the GUI shell somehow. I bet if I change the Start Menu back to the Classic look, I will find my change was implemented, but oh well...

jpoke89 responds:

Yes, I found that if you use something like Window Blinds, the Window Blind theme places an image as the Start menu, not text. This only works if you are using a MS theme, or one that happens to read from that resource.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

ehh.... woot i said ehh instead of eh

where do i get teh programs ?

jpoke89 responds:

The programs are listed on the front page for this video.
Thanks for the review.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


WOW i didnt think that would actually work but it did! I changed the start button to windows xp. thanks man that is awesome!

jpoke89 responds:

No problem, glad to help! thanks for the review!
~Justin (jpoke89)