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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

Does That work

does that work every xp, or just media center (like yoiu were using)

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jpoke89 responds:

s far as I know, all XP versions, because MCE is professional with a pretty skin and a fancy (HAHA) media player.
Thanks for the review.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


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 5 / 5 stars

Process Explorer

I think this is pretty neat, but you don't need Process Explorer. You can use Windows Task Manager (launch shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+Del) and use the "Process" tab to close and add "explorer.exe".

jpoke89 responds:

True, but on some machines when you kill the explorer.exe process with the task manager, it automatically restarts. Whereas, from experience, Process Explorer keeps it dead until restarted.


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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.