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Start button name

I want to change the name of start buttn in xp and how we can change the motherboard name.

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How to change name at start in taskbar?

1) Click on Start and then Control Panel
2) Then click on User Accounts
3) Then click on Change an account
4) And then on the account you wish to modify
5) Then select what you wish to change, in this case the name.
6) Then enter the name you wish to change it to and click Change Name
That's it. The new name for the account will now appear at the top of the Start taskbar and at log in if you have a password.

Dec 26, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Xp Home Edition English...

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How to change start name on taskbar in win xp

Hello shinde_jagan,
I've posted a link to an article below that explains step by step how to change the text in the start button.

Change Start Button Text

Hope this helps, don't forget to vote. Thanks :)

Feb 28, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Xp Home Edition English...

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Change start name on taskbar

if u want to change start name on taskbar then u've to go on this link and get the RESOURCE HACKER s/w.

Sep 17, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Xp Home Edition English...

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How to change name


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.

Apr 14, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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I want to change start button name

Renaming the Start button needs a few steps (Source:

Renaming the Start Button
To rename the start button, you will need a hex editor.
My preference is UltraEdit

  1. Copy the \windows\explore.exe file to a new name (e.g. explorer_1.exe)
  2. With the hex editor, open that file and go to offset 412b6
  3. You will see the word start with blanks between each letter
  4. Edit it be any 5 characters or less
  5. Save the file
  6. Boot to DOS
  7. Copy the existing c:\windows\explorer.exe to
  8. Copy explorer_1.exe to explorer.exe
  9. You will also need to replace the explorer.exe in the c:\windows\system32\dllcache file as well with the new one.
Note: If the partition is NTFS and you can't access the files from DOS:
  1. Start Regedit
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon.
  3. Change the value of Shell from Explorer.exe to explorer_1.exe
Hope this helps. Please rate your feedback!

Mar 03, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Xp Home Edition English...

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How to change the name of start button on the task bar


have a look at this video on youtube there more videos on this as well if you want to really do this .

YouTube - Customizing the XP Taskbar Start Button


Jan 25, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Xp Home Edition English...

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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 :

If this answers your question please rate this as fixed.
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Jun 02, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I want to change start button s name on taskbar.i want to change start button name (start= jitu)

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
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.

Mar 06, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Xp Home Edition English...

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I wanna to change of the windows xp's strat name

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 Navigate to: 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.

Sep 27, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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