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Windows XP Start Hack

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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



hey i think it would be good if you change it to go beacuase u will have more space in the task trey

jpoke89 responds:

Lol, well, I just chose Hello world because thats the big computer thing to write. Search Hello World on Wikipedia, I'm sure you will get info on it. Thanks for the review.
~Justin (jpoke89)


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)

Good But

It did'nt work
i have read the reviews about how a anit virus program fucks it up.
Then i shutted down all my anti virus and it still doesn't work
but itdoes work if you save it on your desktop and then just kill explorer and reboot from your desktop though
thanks for the tool

jpoke89 responds:

No problem!
~jpoke89 (Justin)

many folk had fun

+++ Clear instructions

--- Near the start, some audio glitching from the left speaker really hurt my ear.

--- No links to programs needed.

Not as good a tut as the game, obviously.

I forgot to mention in the other review - you really should provide links and a full list of what we need to dl. The credits on the other one was a good resource, but having clearer 'what you need to dl' list would really help if I ever chose to do this.

I just noticed that you have them in your comments, but why not as a clear, clickable list in the flasH?

Funky tutorial and I imagine many folk had fun with this.

Question - can we put in kanji? I'd mebbe like to have it as: 'Gogo go [ji]!!!' (So the pun of 'go, go, go!!! o'clock' or '5pm').

People find this review helpful!
jpoke89 responds:

Well, I figured int he other flash that if someone wanted to do this, they would just use the Flash, since it instructs you to click your new button and view the credits. plus, NG doesn't like URL tags in the submission comments sometimes... sorry.

i wish it would work for me

I believe it works but it just wont. Been trying over and over using both this and the interactive version but nothing... giving you a 4 anyway

jpoke89 responds:

I'm sorry, you may have antivirus, or anti spyware applications protecting the file. I cannot control that. i have updated the interactive version, try that once more. Thanks for the review!

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Credits & Info

3.44 / 5.00

Nov 15, 2006
5:26 AM EST