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If you are referring to the hostname or computer name. Follow the steps below: 1. Right click "My computer" , then "Properties" 2. Click the "Computer name" tab 3. Click the "Change button" 4. Enter the new name. 5. Click "Ok" 6. Windows XP needs to be restarted.
How to change the text in START Button in task bar ? I have received many emails from users on this topic. In Windows XP Pro, you can change your Start button and you are not even restricted with 5 characters as it used to be the case in previous version of Windows but the process itself of modifiying the start button is a bit more tedious than what it used to be. Anyways, gist of act is to modify your 1. First of all, make a backup of your explorer.exe This is one of the most important executables of your operating system and incase you make a mistake, you should have its backup to fall back on to ! You will see this file in C:\Windows directory. Go there, make a copy and change its name to something you remember like "explorerold.exe or explorer.old". 2. Download a freeware called ResourceHacker by going to http://www.rpi.net.au/~ajohnson/resourcehacker 3. Now, lauch resource hacker and locate your explorer.exe by going to c:\windows. Now go to String Table>37>1033. This is where the START text is located. Change it whatever you would like.... 4. Once done with the changing START button text, click on the button called "Compile Script". Now its time to save the changes. Important: Save the file as explorer_modified.exe (or something similar). You can not save it as explorer.exe as file is in use as you are exploring the directories etc etc. 5. All right, reboot the computer and boot into safe mode in command prompt environment (at boot time press 'F8' a few times...) and log in as administrator. 6. Now all that you need to do is to copy the modified explorer file to original one. Type this at command prompt "copy c:\windows\explorer_modified.exe to c:\windows\explorer.exe" (without quotes) 7. Reboot your computer as you would normally do.
If you have followed the steps correctly, you should have new explorer by now.
Download a software named resource hacker from internet. Its of some kbs only.
In that software you open your "explorer.exe" located at C:/windows/
In that go to
String Table->37->1033->and change 'start' to 'yourname' Do not remove single quotes.
Save it with other name as "newexplorer.exe"
But before doing this make copy of your explorer.exe in other drive or place.
Now change the registery by writting "regedit" in Start->Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\ Winlogon
In the right pane double click the Shell entry to open the Edit String dialog box as shown. In Value data: line, enter the name that was used to save the modified explorer.exe file. Click OK
Close Registry Editor and either log off the system and log back in, or reboot the entire system if that?s your preference. If all went as planned you should see your new Start button with the revised text.