First Step: • Start Resource Hacker. • Open explorer.exe located at C:\windows\explorer.exe • Expand String Table by clicking the plus sign. • If you're using XP Layout, expand string 37 and followed by highlighting 1033. • We're going to modify item 578 on the right pane of Resource Hacker. Go ahead and type your new entry. • Well if you're using Classic Layout, expand string 38 and followed by highlighting 1033. Then modify item 595 on the right pane. • Make sure that the quotation marks are there. • If all things done then click Compile Script followed by save. • Now that the modified explorer.exe has been created it's necessary to modify the registry so the file will be recognized when the user logs on to the system.
Second Step: • Click Start>run>regedit • Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows NT\currentversion\winlogon • On the right pane, double click the Shell entry to open the Edit String dialog box. • Enter the name that was used to save the modified explorer.exe file. Click OK. • Close Registry Editor and either log off the system and log back in, or reboot the entire system. If all went as planned you should see your new Start button with the revised text.