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Registry editing Please tell me that , How can i change the name & app. of the startmanu button in windows XP please solve my problem as much as possible.Thank u , in advance.

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Right click on the start menu and then properties from here u can customize ur start menu

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How do i change my registerd name

You would need to edit the registry. Start up the registry and do a search for the name is currently has and all you need to do is change this.

In Windows XP the Reg Key is My Computer\HKey_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

The key should be roughly the same in later versions of Windows.

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Change The Default Location For Installing Apps

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Run the Registry Editor (regedit)and go to


Look for the value named ProgramFilesDir. by default,this value will be C:\Program Files. Edit the value to any valid drive or folder and XP will use that new location as the default installation directory for new programs.

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Drive will not work. Device Manager tells me Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

simply restore your system within latest checkpoint created by windows or manually
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I think The default security provider in Windows XP has been changed loadTOCNode(2, 'workaround'); To reset the default security provider in Windows XP, delete the relevant registry keys in the Windows registry. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start the computer. Press the F8 key during startup to start the computer in Safe mode.
  2. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
  3. Delete the following registry keys in the Windows registry: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\Providers HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\Providers
  4. Quit Registry Editor.
  5. Restart the computer

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Disclaimer: Please be careful in editing or deleting registry entries as you can harm your computer if you remove certain entries, or your computer might not be able to boot up anymore.

For Windows XP:
- Click START

- click Run

- type "regedit"and click OK.

- on the left panel of the registry editor, look for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

-click on the + sign next to SOFTWARE

- do the same for the succedding folders:
Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > policies

-If you see a folder named "ActiveDesktop", select it.

- If not, right-click on the policies folder and select New>Key, and name it "ActiveDesktop".

- Click on the ActiveDesktop folder.

- on the right portion of the screen, look for an entry named "NoChangingWallPaper".

- double-click the DWORD value and set it to "0". - if there is no "NoChangingWallPaper", right-click on any blank space on the right portion, then create a new DWORD value named "NoChangingWallPaper" and set it the value to "0".

Try changing your wallpaper. If this fix doesn't solve the problem, you may also need to make the above registry changes at location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies .

Apr 07, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to rename start buttom

Secret Way to Rename the Start Button Windows XP's start button's rebirthBefore Speaking Google IT. Master X

By Dragos Jijau, Software News Editor
19th of January 2007, 15:42 GMT
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secret-way-to-rename-the-start-button-2.png It all begins with the start button. Maybe one of the most representative symbols of the Windows operating system, the start button has been present on our taskbars since Windows 95 and still hangs there along with the new Windows Vista.

Although its shape may have changed over the years, one thing remained the same: its display name, START. This is a remarkable success for the brand continuity and for Windows marketing scheme but we, the end users, may have gotten bored with it.

Nowadays, everything tends to become customizable, from a simple cell phone to an expensive car. If that's possible, why wouldn't there be available a method for renaming the start button?

By default, there is not a single option available in Windows to permit changing the name of the start button but there are always people who think and act to achieve what they want.

How it's done

There are two steps to follow in order to obtain what we want:

1. Editing the explorer.exe
2. Tweaking the registry to accept the changes.

First step

Explorer.exe is found in Windows folder and must be edited enable the renaming of the start button. Because we are dealing with a binary file, we need to use a file editor. I successfully edited the file using the Resource Hacker application. It is a free program available for download from Softpedia. Once you have downloaded it, extract all the data from the archive and run ResHacker. Now open the explorer.exe.

In the left, you can see an information tree. Expand String table > 37 or 38 (37 string is for the normal XP layout and 38 one is for the classic layout). You just select the one suitable for your Windows and then select 1033. In the right, line 578 display Start between quotes. Rename it with the desired name and then click the Compile Script button which is placed above.

It's time to save the new version of the explorer.exe. Click save as from the file menu and save it with a different name. I chose softpedia.exe.
startbutton_001-small.png startbutton_002-small.png

Step two

Go to start > Run and type Regedit to open the registry editor. Look for this path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Microsoft>Windows NT>CurrentVersion>Winlogon

In the right, find the "Shell" entry. Double click on it and replace explorer.exe with softpedia.exe (or whatever you renamed the edited file).

Close the registry editor and Log Off or Restart your computer. After Windows XP boots, the new start button will have the name you have chosen.
startbutton_003-small.png startbutton_004-small.png

My tip is not to use long names because the start button will have to adapt in order to be able to show such names and its shape will be elongated and might not look too pleasant.

Jun 26, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 Full...

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About computer

Go to Start> Control Panel and you will find access to many of the settings, like Display controls the screen you see, etc.
Please also go to this page at Microsoft and there are very many tutorials that will show you how to use your computer. You just click on the icon or title of what you want when your mouse turns from an arrow into a hand pointing. Click on this

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread. If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take a moment to kindly rate this post....thanks!

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Help me bout my xp

hi ,
firstly have u updated the anti virus.
please up date it.. and go to the control panel> add& remove program > microsoft office > change> repair >
i think it will fix it..

Sep 02, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I want to write my name at start icon of windows

Hi birbal IT,

You can use the link below and follow the steps to change the name of start button :

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Jun 02, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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About windows XP editing

Use a hexeditor to edit START menu Name. To download hexeditor find on Google. then find our Explorer.exe file. IT contains the start menu data. Make a copy of explorer.exe in C:\ and then edit it with the help of hexeditor. Alternative: Download Windows boost from you can easily alter start menu and other things.

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