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    Change Windows Xp start up Button

    Hi,
    I want to change my Windows XP Startup Icon can anyone tell me what steps i need to follow.I have heard from my friends but don't know how to do it.

    Thanks in Advance.

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    Re: Change Windows Xp start up Button

    Sure i will help you out with this you need to first download the software and than follow few steps.

    Download

    After downloading follow this steps

    Change the Start text
    1. Locate explorer.exe in your c:\Windows directory. Make a copy of the file in the same directory and rename it explorer.bak. Run Downloaded Software and open the file %windir%\Explorer.exe.

    2. You see a Tree of all Resources in this file.Expand the String Table folder and then find folder No. 37 (folder No. 38 if you're in Windows Classic mode).

    3. Click on resource 1033 and locate the text that says Start and replace it with your own text. You don't have a character limit, but the text takes up valuable taskbar space, so don't make it too long. then press the [Compile Script] button.

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    Re: Change Windows Xp start up Button

    1. Change your text


      • Open folder No. 34 and click on resource 1033.
      • Find the text that says Click here to begin and change it to something of your want to display
      • Click on the Compile Script button to update this resource.


    2. Customize your Start icon


      • Collapse the String Table folder and expand the Bitmap folder at the top of your folder list.
      • Click on folder No. 143 and click on resource 1033 and You will see that Windows icon.
      • Go to the Action Menu and select Replace bitmap .Select Open file with new bitmap and replace it with a bitmap image of size 25 pixels by 20 pixels.

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    Re: Change Windows Xp start up Button

    1. Save the changes


      • After you have made all the changes,Click on Save Explorer.exe as NewStart.exe .
      • Go to File – > save as and give it a new name.
      • Quit the Software.


    2. Replace the Explorer


      • Now boot into Safe Mode With Command Prompt by pressing F8 on startup. Then choose Safe Mode in the command prompt.
      • Log on as administrator and enter your password if you have any.
      • When the command prompt comes up, make sure you're in the right directory by typing cd c:\windows
        Type the following code

        copy c:\windows\NewStart.exe c:\windows\explorer.exe

      • Type Yes to overwrite the existing file, then restart your system by typing shutdown -r.

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    Re: Change Windows Xp start up Button

    Thanks a lot it worked for me. I am very happy that i have made this post at the right website.If i do have any query will post over here only.

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