Step by step complete video is given below to show you how to rename windows xp start button. This method to rename xp butoon does not include use of any windows hack tools or any third party application.
Windows xp start button can also be renamed by simply editing explorer.exe file. This file is native system file located in systemdrive/windows directory. There are many windows tips and tweaks that can be achieved by editing this explorer.exe file. Here i am starting with the first tweak of “How to rename windows xp start button” with video tutorials.
Step 1 to rename windows start button is…
Take a backup of explorer.exe as yourname.exe for editing by command line tool as shown in above video. Beware while editing the explorer.exe file. Open this yourname.exe file in command prompt with edit command. Find for the word “s t a r t” as shown in above video.
Causion: Here each blank space between characters of “s t a r t” is not same like you use space bar. So edit only characters, dont touch blank space. This way you can only rename your xp start button with your name of lenght of 5 or less as total size of file must not be changed.
Step 2 to change windows xp start button name…
Put this yourname.exe file in windows folder, where explorer.exe file exists. Icon of the yourname.exe file should be same as explorer.exe file. If it is not so, then there must be something wrong happend with file when editing.
Go to registry editor (type regedit in run) and find for the following key as shown in above video tutorial to rename your xp start button. Change the value of key named “shell” from explorer.exe to yourname.exe and restart your computer. That’s it.
Restore your windows xp start button name:
Don’t worry if you don’t like your new xp button, just change again your registry name to explorer.exe from yourname.exe, simple. Enjoy tweaking of windows.
The days are gone when phone was just used for voice communication, the time, technology and generation has changed and today most of the peoples are having smartphones in their hands containing smart features like high resolution digital cameras, internet browsing, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, pictures, videos, social sharing like Facebook, twitter, YouTube and much more.
And this revolution in smartphone industry hasn’t came alone, it has brought the threats on your privacy and your important data with it. Your phone not only provides you access to those smart features but also contains lots of important data like your phone book contacts, emails, email contacts, messages and also contains private information including your personal and family photos.
So now the question is what will you feel when you loss your smartphone or it gets stolen?
Will you really worry about the money you paid for that smart device or will you start worrying about the information lost with that device? Of course the privacy and data security is much more concerned than value of device itself.
In fact, most smartphone users already understand this but not much concerned about it. May be because they are too confident that they will never loss or miss place their phone, anyways what I believe is a single silly mistake can result in loss of valuable private data.
In this smart world, our life has become very fast and we are all working day and nights (mentally if not physically) to live a better life, to make our dreams come true and hence we have became multi tasking machines. Multi tasking means less concentration on each task and that is the only reason why people often forgets their smartphones in restaurants, cinemas, offices and billing counters.
Don’t worry, the threat is big but the solution is right there in your phone. Of course there is no 100% protection available against smart phone thefts but there are ways you can save your private data from going into the wrong hands. There are many anti-theft software available in smartphone markets (Google play market for android smartphones). You can configure them to erase all your private data including phone-book, SMSes and all media files like images and videos stored on external memory card when SIM card is changed or phone is marked as stolen via remote SMS command.
Below is the list of some good and trusted anti theft protection software for android phones. You can install them from Google play market.
Recently when I visited my friends home to fix his computer I found that it was highly infected by various computer threats like virus, Trojan horses, spy wares etc… I asked him to make his PC virus proof to avoid any future PC crash but he was even not aware of the importance of having good antivirus software in his PC. He asked me that, should he buy a licensed version of antivirus or computer security system.
Well, paying for license version is a good idea but its not necessary always, you can also make you pc safe and secure from all the internet and pc threats with just a few knowledge and free of cost. Paying money for pc security system is not enough until you understand the basic knowledge of computer protection, possible threats and how threats spread across the pcs and laptops. Anyways, to help you with this issue, I have looked into this matter little more and found some interesting articles that you might like to read about security you pc/laptop free of cost.
If you are asking your self that why you really need antivirus software when you are using your pc only for emails or playing games or watching movies, you should read this article
If you are looking for the best antivirus or windows security software for free, this article may help you find the one.
If you are not advanced computer user and want to have some basic ideas about computer security and virus protection, you might like to read this article.
Mobile computing is continuously getting better with best performance, smarter processors and light weight and handy designs, but as we all know, the main power of the mobile computing device (weather it is laptop, mobile, PDA or e-book reader) resides in it’s battery capacity. SO here I have quickly listed few tips to help you make your laptop battery last for longer time and so you can enjoy the actual mobility for much longer time.