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How To Edit Or Rename “Start” Text In Windows 8 Start Screen


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We have already written some of the best ways to customize the recently released Windows 8 operating system, including how to enable Start menu, how to change lock screen background, change number of rows shown in the Start screen, etc.

By know you have probably personalized the Start screen by pinning new applications and files. You might have also increased the number of rows shown in Start screen. While personalizing the Start screen, you might have asked one question yourself. How to rename or delete the “Start” text? Unfortunately, Windows 8 doesn’t allow you personalize the “Start” text from the Control Panel.

To rename or remove the Start text, you need to edit a system file. Here is how to do it. Thanks to debugged for this tip.

NOTE: Please backup all your crucial data before starting this procedure. Try this at your own risk!

Procedure:

Step 1: Download and install Resource Tuner tool on your Windows 8 PC from here. It’s  a fine tool that enables you edit system files. Resource Tuner is a paid software. So, simply download the trial version for this job. You can also use any other free alternatives for this purpose.

Step 2: The next step is to navigate to the following system folder:

C:\Windows\System32\en-US

(where “C is your Windows 8 drive letter)

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Step 3: Under en-US folder, locate the file named twinui.dll.mui and take the ownership of the file. Please follow our how to take ownership of file or folder in Windows 8 guide to know more the same.

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Step 4: Once done, open twinui.dll.mui file with the already installed Resource Tuner tool.

Step 5: Navigate to String table and move to 235. Now, click on Resource Editor button to open the twinui.dll.mui file with Resource Editor.

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Here, select “Start” text and rename it. Click Ok button to save it.

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Step 6: Now, click on Save file as button to save the file onto your desktop. Make sure you name the file as twinui.dll.mui and then close Resource Tuner before proceeding to the next step.

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Step 7: Open C:\Windows\System32\en-US and rename the original twinui.dll.mui file as twinuibackup.dll.mui and then move the new twinui.dll.mui that you have saved on the desktop to C:\Windows\System32\en-US folder. Click Continue for the confirmation prompt.

You are done! Reboot your PC to see the change.



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