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All Ways To Change Start Button Text In Windows XP

One of the most annoying thing in windows XP is the start button text, which almost every user want to change as per my experience. I my self changed my start button text to different funny start button texts.

In order to change the start button text you will need to tweak your windows explorer which is responsible for displaying the text on your start button.


The most traditional way or commonly used way to change the start button text is by using the popular program called Resource Hacker but it is some what more complex and meant for advanced users.

In this post we are going to mention all ways including some simple and complex ways to change start button text in windows XP

Let’s see all three ways through which you can change the start button text in Windows XP   

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Hide or Reset unread mail count on welcome screen in windows XP

Recently one of our reader asked us via email on how can he hide or reset the unread mail count displayed on the welcome logon screen in windows XP.

Anyone can get annoyed after seeing the unread mail count on the windows XP on the welcome screen every time when user see the login screen, unread mail count displayed on the windows logon screen when user uses the outlook or Mozilla thunderbird, outlook express and msn browser client to read mails

mail_count Image Credit Raizlabs

These X number of unread mails is displayed by default in windows form all the account configured in the above email accounts.  

There three different methods to get rid of this unread email count or hide it from the welcome login screen

Let’s discuss these methods one by one

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Change IE Title Bar Text for IE 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0 and IE 7 [ Registry Tweak ]

It is very easy to change the Internet Explorer Title bar text with a simple registry hack which applies to all the version of internet explorer released including IE 7 but may not work with IE 8


This trick involves a registry tweak which you will need apply to your windows registry in order to change the title bar text of any internet explorer version you use on your computer.

But if you don’t want to play with system registry we also have the another way to do it with out playing with the registry yourself.

Let’s see how can you change the title bar text for internet explorer.

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Scare your friends with Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Screensaver from Microsoft

The most feared colour on windows is blue colour, you must be wondering why, because it the colour of blue screen of death the biggest problem of windows XP which merely have no solution other than formatting your operating system.

Blue Screen of Death comes appears when your operating system becomes unstable, that means blue screen of death will be displayed when some thing goes terribly wrong and windows operating system cannot deal with it.


Bluescreen is a screen saver which emulates BSOD Blue Screen of Death, it will simulate startup screens during a system boot.

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How to delete files which are locked by windows program with remove on reboot

Remove on reboot is a small freeware program, which lets you delete files which you can’t delete as they are in use by some other program all the time.

It’s a shell extension which allows you to delete files automatically after the next reboot.


Lets see how can you delete a used file with remove on reboot

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Reopen closed application with GoneIn60s with in 60seconds

It may happen some time when you may want to recover an accidentally closed application or even some of other applications which you have closed intentionally.

GoneIn60 seconds is small freeware which keeps on running in your system tray and lets you recover-reopen accidentally or intentionally closed applications.


But, if you don’t reopen any application with GoneIn60s within 60 seconds after closing the application then you can’t restore the closed application.

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Get low battery alert with Laptop battery monitoring for vista and xp

Lot’s of people always complain when their laptop battery goes down when they are in the middle of something very important, this happens as they either ignore the low battery popup or may be does not see it appearing.

In order to solve this problem we have already written a basic windows procedure on How to get alarmed when your laptop battery reaches critical low battery level on vista.

Today, we have come up with free utility called Battery Monitoring – For Laptop which will alert you with a loud notification sound when your laptop reaches a critical low level.


Let’s see how use Battery Monitoring – For Laptop to get a loud alarm before your battery dies.

See Also: Battery Bar – See Remaining Notebook Battery Time Display In TaskBar

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Download Zune theme with colour variations

We have already written about the most famous zune theme for windows xp by Microsoft.

Zune theme always gives that classic windows xp feel but it never offers any customization in terms of colors. Some people might get bored by the orange coloured start menu in the traditional zune theme by Microsoft

Today, we have come with some beautiful colour variations in the zune theme by a developer Usman Akhtar named Zune Usmanistan


Let’s see what more Zune Usmanistan has in color to offer.