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Change the start button name
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | User Interface Page 3 | Unrated
Change the start button name

Navigate to your windows or winnt directory.
Make a copy of explorer.exe put it somewhere safe. make another copy name it explorer1.exe, put it in the windows directory.
Download a version of a Hex editor on a freeware site.
Open up explorer1.exe in the Hex editor .
Search for strings named Start
Heres some help with the offsets:
Windows 98
Offset: 0x00028D6E - 0x00028D76
Windows NT4
Offset: 0x00028BEE - 0x00028BF6
Windows ME
Offset: 0x00033DDE - 0x00033DE6
Windows 2000
Offset: 0x0003860E - 0x00038616
Windows XP (Enhanced Start Menu)
Offset: 0x000412B6 - 0x000412BE
Windows XP (Classic Start Menu)
Offset: 0x0004158A - 0x00041592
Windows XP SP1 (Enhanced Start Menu)
Offset: 0x0004208E - 0x00042096
Windows XP SP1 (Classic Start Menu)
Offset: 0x0004259A - 0x000425A2
start will be just before this:

There was an internal error and one of the windows you were using has been closed.".

now rename start to another five letter word of your choice like Help

save the modified explorer1.exe

open up regedit, you are looking for this key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

search for the value named Shell and make it equal to explorer1.exe.

restart for changes to take place.

alternatively, close all apps, fire up task manager and end the process explorer.exe, start new traske explorer1.exe and there you go.

if PC dont boot, slave off , navigate to your windows delete explorer1.exe and rename explorer.exe to explorer1.exe, plug back into your PC and there you go back to normal, i assure you it works great!

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    "rename start to another five letter word of your choice like Help". Help is not a five letter word.
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    whats an offset
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because i couldnt understand
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks excellent
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by wasim)
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    chang start menu name
     
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    http://www.theeldergeek.com/change_text_on_xp_start_button.htm
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sir i need a way of changign the name without using any additional thing like software just by the file explorer.exe how to do that i want to know and where i will find that so plz tell me that way i need that and i am surching for that way thank you plz send this information on my e id sumit_21guy@yahoo.com i am waiting for ur mail thanks
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    bcoz it won't work on my pc
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    nothing is much
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I didnt understood!
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    hi
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by Krishanu Sasmal)
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    How to change name in Start button, win XP os.
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    goood
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    is vry usefully
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by vishal khurana)
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    sir i am vishal i can't understand i am not sure
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by anonymous)
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    What is the location in the registry for windows 98?
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it is too long to read
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by mohanarao dammu)
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    want start button rename
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by safa)
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    not that much good like we are thinking if some thing is nessry for that just tell how to download and from wher
     
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    d
     
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    download
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by malik)
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    very good and thanx
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by Juni)
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    Kinda tricky solution. I prefer renaming it using Resource Hacker :) It's much simplier :)
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it cant copy & waste more time.it is so difficult to easy. it should be easy to use. i have also remain process
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thank's
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    dont you know how to make understand it to others
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    not good oneeeeeeeeeee
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because it is direct to ans
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by ram)
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    sir i need how to change the name of the start menu without installing any software i think there is some trick to do this
     
  • Comment #31 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    offset address of xp service pack3 must be mentioned here so that it is easy for that particular os users
     
  • Comment #32 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    ur job is great but they cant work if the system is not boot then u writ explorer.exe,killer.exe they defnitely work its my promise
     
  • Comment #33 (Posted by mohammed irfan)
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    no comments
     
  • Comment #34 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    waste
     
  • Comment #35 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    U R Using third part Software as Hex editor
     
  • Comment #36 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this the most common o change i know before iread the above.
     
  • Comment #37 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    boring
     
  • Comment #38 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sir plz rename start to another five letter word of your choice like Help". Help is not a five letter word.
     
  • Comment #39 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    ta
     
  • Comment #40 (Posted by raghu)
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    plz send me the software to my mail - id
     
  • Comment #41 (Posted by vicky)
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    change start name
     
  • Comment #42 (Posted by arsim)
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    very nice
     
  • Comment #43 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    how to change name of start menu for window xp
     
  • Comment #44 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sir mane ya sab kar ke dekha hai magar window boot nahi hoti
     
  • Comment #45 (Posted by rajnish sharma)
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    plz send me it's in the form of vidio
     
  • Comment #46 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    how can change start manu name plz tell
     
  • Comment #47 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i can't understand what r u saying sorry !
     
  • Comment #48 (Posted by sadqain)
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    good
     
  • Comment #49 (Posted by jahid)
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    please send this software my email
     
  • Comment #50 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i want to change start button
     
  • Comment #51 (Posted by YOGESH SHARMA)
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    I want to change Start menu, Pls tell me what is it Software & Setting on my Email. and I don't change any setting or no any problem in window after change name. so please send software & Its setting, Pls Argent my email id is yogeshsharma.attri84@gmail.com
     
  • Comment #52 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    very best result
     
  • Comment #53 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    plese i want to change start butten renam
     
  • Comment #54 (Posted by ajay)
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    how are you
     
  • Comment #55 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sir I am ashish from Ghaziabad. sir start ka name kaise change hoga. E-mail-ashish_5dec1987@yahoo.com
     
  • Comment #56 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    rename start to another five letter word of your choice like Help". Help is not a five letter word. EMAIL=HITESHMATHURA@YAHOO.COM
     
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    ketan j parmar mobile no 9726038363 and good boy iant sudent palnpur
     
  • Comment #58 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    pls tell me grafical mode
     
  • Comment #59 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i dont understood
     
  • Comment #60 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sir i need a way of changign the name without using any additional thing like software just by the file explorer.exe how to do that i want to know and where i will find that so plz tell me that way i need that and i am surching for that way thank you plz send this information on my e id dineshshiva_2010@rediff.com i am waiting for ur mail thanks
     
  • Comment #61 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sir i need a way of changign the name without using any additional thing like software just by the file explorer.exe how to do that i want to know and where i will find that so plz tell me that way i need that and i am surching for that way thank you plz send this information on my e id dineshshiva_2010@rediff.com i am waiting for ur mail thanks
     
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