Introduction: T-Structables: Windows XP Start Menu Hack!

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In this T-Structable, I'll show you how to change the XP start button. This is the #1 easiest method there is. You don't have to restart your computer to do this! There are no complicated steps either. This is 100% idiot proof!

Step 1: Lets Begin.... ....Over All Ready?

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There is a program that I personally made just for this occasion. It lets you type in a 4-6 letter word and change there start button text to what you typed!

To download this nifty little app, Click here.

Once you finished downloading it, run it. You'll see a window, shown in the picture below. As you can see, it's not very complicated. Type your text in the box, then click "Change"!

That's it!

Step 2: Easy Come, Easy Go.

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Like all great things, there is a flaw. When you type more then 4, 5, or 6 letters, your letters wont all fit in the start button. The program doesn't re-size the start button to fit your text. Sorry about that guys, I can't do everything.

Thanks for viewing!

See the pictures below to see a Do vs. Don't situation:


ViperSniper (author)2011-09-29

yeah it does it makes XP feel like an idiot :)

ben_lee (author)2009-10-05

cool, can you give me all your cool programs??? If yes, send to thanks

tparker-2 (author)ben_lee2011-04-28


eszaqqazse (author)2010-01-31

my computer is messed up now that i downloaded it

NetDex (author)2009-07-03

You need Administrative privileges to install it though.

cheesefetty (author)2009-05-31

does this downlaod hurt your computer? :-/

blubug (author)cheesefetty2009-06-15

probably -.-

RedFlash (author)2009-05-24

That's cool! T-Structables, you will having my dad guessing how I did that little trick for ages!

RapidMustang (author)2008-12-16

This is a great Instructable! Good job T-Structables!

redryno1221 (author)2008-11-30

how about you release the source code (shareware) so that we can fix the resizing problem? good job anyway...

icurdrive (author)2008-11-17

sorry man didnt work for me

T-Structables (author)icurdrive2008-11-18

Sorry for the inconvenience, fixed and re-uploaded

laznz1 (author)2008-11-16


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