change text on start windows Xp to something else

use resource hack

then edit load the copied explorer.exe

go to String Table.

item no 37 and the 1033

replace the 578, “Start” with something as such 578, “NamranNet”

and recompile it with the new name..

then fired up regedit.

goto this key..

 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\ Winlogon

and select ..


replace Explorer.exe with the new explorer.exe i.e namran.exe

reboot the machine..

p/s : make sure theme is not the basic but the standard windows xp at least.

try change the theme to silver if still not able to see…


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2 Responses

  1. ahstod says:

    that is worse than centos and HDA audio!

    I’ve got XPSP3 and sound seems to work on my intel board with HD Audio (after installing all the drivers on the motherboard CD).

    btw: You can “slipstream” the AHCI drivers using But I believe the AHCI drivers are motherboard specific, so you may still not have a “universal” AHCI XP installer.

  2. Polprav says:

    Hello from Russia!
    Can I quote a post in your blog with the link to you?


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