How to Change Start Menu Descriptive Text Pop-up Information in Vista and Windows 7
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.
Before: After: Here's How: 1.
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.
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
In the Open window use the dropdown arrow and chose Desktop
Use the dropdown arrow and chose All files(*.*)
Now chose explorer.exe.mui
and then click Open
Click on View
then Find Text
Type in text to find (Watch TV programs recorded on your computer), then click on Find Next
Text will be displayed (Watch TV programs recorded on your computer).
Edit the text to what you want. Then click on Compile Script
Click on File
. It will save on your desktop (you will also have the original as explorer.exe_original.mui on your desktop).
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
Basic Networking Information 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.
Now restart your computer.
Enjoy your new text.