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« on: March 28, 2012, 02:25:19 PM »


See this text? I want to hack it so that it says something different. No, I do not want to simply change the default option to sleep or whatever. I want to hack the actual text itself.

Unfortunately, Google is about useless. I wore my fingers raw searching for instructions, and the only even slightly relevant things I came across were how to change the default option to something such as sleep or restart, or how to change the Start text in Windows XP. I need to know where this text is in the data of Windows 7.

I will seriously reward you with spice or a Spore request or something if you can figure it out. It is driving me mad.

By the way, searching the registry came up blank.
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 04:07:56 PM »

I suppose looking through the Windows folder on the C: drive wouldn't hurt. There's a chance that it could be a .png or something as opposed to actual text.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 04:19:59 PM »

Er... well, keeping in mind it wasn't made to be edited, I think your best bet would be a custom theme. I remember the themes in windows 98 could do things like that, and although it'd be harder to do for 7, I suppose you could search around for how to put together a theme (even if it's just the default but for the text you want to edit). That's the easiest way to do it, I think.
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 04:33:20 PM »

Rainmeter works nicely for themes.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2012, 06:51:40 PM »

I'm sure it only takes some tinkering the in the registry editor...
Alas, after several minutes of searching, no results on Google.
Sorry, can't help you :/
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2012, 11:51:40 PM »

I'd say it would need DLL hacking, and wouldn't be worth it at all

though you could get a different desktop environment with more customisability than Aero
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 02:30:10 PM »

Possibly. I think either DLL hacking or just putting together a custom theme would do the trick. Not sure what's involved in either, unfortunately.

EDIT:

Just did some ninja searching and found some things that may perhaps be of use. I don't think they're exactly what you're after, but it appears to be similar to your request:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6Z3BZkdwjE
http://www.sevenforums.com/themes-styles/90106-help-custom-theme-changing-start-menu-items-offset-font.html
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-change-start-button-text-in-windows-using-resource-hacker/
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/11243/how-to-personalize-windows-7-starter/

All from this one search:
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=windows+7+custom+theme+creation+changing+text+in+the+start+menu
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 02:58:18 PM »

None of that really helps. The text has to be somewhere in the system32 folder. I just need to keep burrowing.
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2012, 06:12:40 PM »

*speechless*

I though changing that would violate the terms of agreement or something.
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2012, 07:34:10 PM »

*speechless*

I though changing that would violate the terms of agreement or something.


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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2012, 07:46:29 PM »

Stop right there, virtual scum!
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2012, 08:18:49 PM »


I had to sorry
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2012, 08:23:14 PM »

Haha well, you probably already know this, but it's highly likely that this stuff will be kept wherever the language files are -- since changing to another language will no doubt alter the text, go find the English language file!
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