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Start Menu - Change Descriptive Text Pop-up Information

How to Change Start Menu Descriptive Text Pop-up Information in Vista and Windows 7
Published by Bongo
26 Dec 2012
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How to Change Start Menu Descriptive Text Pop-up Information in Vista and Windows 7

information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to change the description of the Info Text when you hover over a item on the right side of the Start Menu in Vista or Windows 7.

Note   Note
Take note of the text when you hover your mouse over an item on the right side of the Start Menu you will need that information later.

I will be using in Recorded TV as the example, but you can do it to any item on the right side of the Start Menu.


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After:
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Here's How:

1. Using Resource Hacker (it is free), go to C:\Windows\en-US folder (this is for an English version other versions use your country's folder), and copy the explorer.exe.mui file to your desktop.

2. Click on File then Open.
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3. In the Open window use the dropdown arrow and chose Desktop.
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4. Use the dropdown arrow and chose All files(*.*).
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5. Now chose explorer.exe.mui and then click Open.
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6. Click on View then Find Text.
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7. Type in text to find (Watch TV programs recorded on your computer), then click on Find Next.
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8. Text will be displayed (Watch TV programs recorded on your computer).
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9. Edit the text to what you want. Then click on Compile Script button.
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10. Click on File then Save. It will save on your desktop (you will also have the original as explorer.exe_original.mui on your desktop).
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11. To change a system file you need to take ownership give yourself permission and rename the old file and then copy in the new one look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it
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12. Rename explorer.exe.mui to explorer.exe.bak.mui and copy and paste the explorer.exe.mui from your desktop to C:\Windows\en-US folder.
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13. Now restart your computer.


Done


Enjoy your new text.

Jerry












02 Feb 2013   #1
coop152

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quite a nice tweak you got there. I'm gonna try to do it later. I'm sending from my Ipod so i can't try yet .

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02 Feb 2013   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Let me know how it works.

Jerry
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03 Feb 2013   #3
coop152

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks. ��

Explain how what works? This method? My iPod?

Edit: I didnt read your message right. It works great, I used it on my bro's computer to change his my documents to say 'where this guy stores his p*rn' when you mouseover ��
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03 Feb 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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03 Feb 2013   #5
coop152

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You actually thought that was funny? IM SO FUNNY.
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03 Feb 2013   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

No I meant your Ipad

Glad it worked for you.

Jerry
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03 Feb 2013   #7
coop152

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
No I meant your Ipad

Glad it worked for you.

Jerry
Quick question, do you like my new icon?
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