Category: Software

Changing the icon of the Start Menu button using Resource Hacker

Simply run Resource Hacker, open the explorer.exe (found in the Windows directory) – and you are ready to make changes.

To change the icon of the Start button do:

  • Expand the category Bitmap.

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How to rename the Start button in XP using Resource Hacker

As earlier mentioned in an article, it is possible to change the name of the Start button in XP. In the previous article was described how to do this manually. Resource Hacker is a tool, which does the Hex editing for us.

Simply run Resource Hacker, open the explorer.exe (found in the Windows directory) – and you are ready to make changes.
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How to rename name of the menuitem Run using Resource Hacker

As earlier mentioned in an article, it is possible to change the name of the Start button in XP using Resource Hacker. This is also possible for the menu item Run (Start -> Run).

Simply run Resource Hacker, open the explorer.exe (found in the Windows directory) – and you are ready to make changes.
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How to rename the Internet Explorer Titlebar

It is easy to change the default title of the Internet Explorer – just add a value in the registry on you are ready to go :-)

Want to try it for your self? Then follow these steps:

  • Open up registry by using regedit
  • Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
  • In the left-pane, right-click and select New > String Value
  • Name it Window Title
  • Double-click on it and enter the new default title for Internet Explorer in the data value box

Close regedit and your Internet Explorer hereby have a new title

How to rename the Start button in XP

You can change the name of the Start button in XP. Simply hexedit the explorer.exe file, which is placed in Windows. Here you have to look for the following offset values:

Windows XP (Enhanced Start Menu)
Offset: 0x000412B6 – 0x000412BE

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Zip files in a script

If you have an application running, which creates a lot of log files – it would be neat to have simple functionality to zip those files. This is possible, just using dos scripts and the AT functionality.

First the script – it could look something like this:

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