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Windows 7: How to change "Start" text


26 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Prem 64bit
 
 
How to change "Start" text

okay so i have changed my start orb, got the images for my backgrounds, and tweeked the glass settings to my liking. There is just one more thing i want to customize. How do i change the text that appears when i mouse over the start orb?

any help would be greatly appreciated.




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26 Apr 2012   #2

64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium w/ SP1
 
 

I've seen ways to change the text on the actual start button (this was when I had XP ), but I don't know of any way to change the popup "Start".

You could just use Start Killer to remove the Start/Orb button from the taskbar, and use the Windows key on your keyboard to access the menu.
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30 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

I can't test it because I'm on a work computer and dont have privilages but try looking here...

Open resource hacker and browse to "C:\Windows\en-US\explorer.exe.mui"

In the tree goto /String Table/34/1033

*Line 533, "Start"

Edit this to what you want it to be and hit "Compile Script"....

Back to the tree goto /String Table/38/1033

Line 595, "Start"

Edit this line also and hit "Compile Script"...

Save the file, backup and replace the existing and restart.



Again like I said, I'm on a work computer and cannot test but this is more than likely where its located. Not sure which one controls the tooltip though.
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