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HELPME2002
03-08-2002, 07:42 PM
I once saw that you can change the name of the start menu like END! and other stuff. anyone know how? mabye useing regedit?

godfather
03-08-2002, 07:48 PM
"Start Menu"??????

Do you mean the Start Button? - which launches the start menu?

Some entries can't be set via settings in the registry but can be set via manipulating the shell.

THIS IS A DANGEROUS OPERATION - KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING!!

Standard shell for Windows is EXPLORER.EXE. Use a hex editor to make changes to binary files.
Always remember to make backups of your files before manipulating them !

One method ;

- Open EXPLORER.EXE with a hex editor.
- Goto hex address 02DF0E.
- You'll see 53 00 74 00 61 00 72 00 74, which is S t a r t (characters separated by nulls [#00] not spaces [#20])
- Replace characters with five characters of your choice.
- You can have shorter names by including spaces for remaining places.

-You CANNOT make it longer, insert extra code etc or it will never run again, and may do permanent damage.

I recommend you dont!

-=JM=-
03-08-2002, 08:03 PM
There was a program on a PC World CD bot that long ago which will do it for you.

parry
03-08-2002, 08:22 PM
Winboost can do this and customise other things within Windows if your interested. Not sure if there are any free programs around that can do it.

http://www.magellass.com