Rename START Button

To rename the start button, you will need a hex editor.

My preference is UltraEdit

Copy the \windows\explore.exe file to a new name (e.g. explorer_1.exe)

With the hex editor, open that file and go to offset 412b6

You will see the word start with blanks between each letter

Edit it be any 5 characters or less

Save the file

Boot to DOS

Copy the existing c:\windows\explorer.exe to

Copy explorer_1.exe to explorer.exe

You will also need to replace the explorer.exe in the c:\windows\system32\dllcache file as well with the new one.

Note: If the partition is NTFS and you can't access the files from DOS:

Start Regedit

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon.

Change the value of Shell from Explorer.exe to explorer_1.exe