This guide will show you how to edit/rename the Windows XP start menu button so that you can give it any name of your choice. Here is a step-by-step guide:
Launch “My Computer”, click on Tools -> Folder options -> View.
Select show all hidden files and folders option and uncheck the option hide protected operating system files. Also uncheck the option hide extention for known file types.
Go to C:\windows\system32\restore, select the file filelist.xml, right click it, go to properties and uncheck the option read-only.
Open it (filelist.xml) with notepad.
Add the line<rec>%systemroot%\explorer.exe</rec>as shown below and save the file:
Go toC:\windows\system32\dllcache, you will find a backup copy ofexplorer.exe. Rename it toexplorer.bak.
Using the Resource Hacker tool, open the file explorer.exe located atC:\windows.
Expand string, expand 37, click on1033.
On right side, rename “start” to anything you want. For ex. “Hello!” and press “compile script”.
Repeat the same procedure for string38, 1033.
Save changes in file menu (if error occurs close explorer.exe and repeat sub-step 3 and 4).
Restart your computer. After the restart, you can see the changes. Enjoy!