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Ben1893

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Is there anybody here that has any info about this mod? I've searched on this and my question is will it still work with SP2 installed.
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http://www.theelderg...tart_button.htm
A Google search seems to indicate that it won't work on SP2 after all, as it makes the system unstable.

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Edited by Flax9, 06 June 2006 - 10:56 PM.

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Actually, it seems that you can change the text once you've updated to SP2, with some modifications.
Information here:
http://sarahlane.typ...xps_start_.html
Specifically: "IF START BUTTON RENAMING DIDN'T WORK WITH SP2:

After countless trial and error attempts to rename the Start button in WindowsXP SP2 using Sarah's hack, I discovered the following:

1. If the new name has less than five characters, you must fill the extra position(s) with spaces in order to have a total of AT LEAST 5 characters. Example: when I tried to change "Start" to "Menu" (4 characters), it didn't work, but when I used " Menu" (note the extra space before the M), it worked.

2. In addition, I discovered that you must rename "Start" in BOTH String Table 37 AND 38, regardless of whether you use the XP or Classic interface. In other words, when I made the change only in 37, it didn't work, but when I changed both 37 and 38, it worked. This is in addition to the info in item 1. above.

Apparently SP1 is not so demanding: with SP1 you can have less than 5 characters for the new name, and need to change EITHER 37 OR 38 depending on which interface you use.

Thought I would pass this along for the benefit of those who have been frustrated in getting this hack to work in SP2."

And here: http://www.overclock...startbutton.php
Haven't tried it myself, so good luck.

-j
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Thanks for the time you spent on this Flax9. My search on this started with The Eldergeek and found all the same except Sarah's hack. If I decide to do this hack I'll let you know by posting here.
Thanks again.
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