Windows Registry

By Daz'n'Ash ·
Can anyone tell me, or otherwise direct me to a place where I can download a thorough description of Windows Registry? Specifically I want to change certain defaults for a bit of humour. For example, renaming the recycle bin to Bullsh!t Bin, or renaming the OK button to say Sh!t Yes! ...

I know this is possible, I just need to know where to make the necessary changes.

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See how you go with this

by Jacky Howe In reply to Windows Registry
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O'Reilly Publishing

by TheChas In reply to Windows Registry

O'Reilly Publishing has a number of good books that delve into the intricacies of Windows and the registry.

The Annoyances and Hacks books should be just what you are looking for.


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Don't start with the Registry

by neilb@uk In reply to Windows Registry

Download ?Resource Hacker? from Wonderful little tool! I do not know if it works for Vista but I know it?s good for Win95 up to XP. This will let you amend the text legends for just about anything.

For example:

Make a backup copy of Explorer.exe from C:\Windows just in case! Start Resource Hacker and open C:\Windows\Explorer.Exe. Expand the String Table and then the 37 for standard XP and 38 for Classic (change both is easier). Highlight 1033 and then for the start button, modify element 538. Just double-click, change it (keep the quotes) and save the changes by clicking the previously greyed out [Compile Script] and then doing a Save As to, say, ExplorerX.exe in C:\Windows.

Edit the Registry and open the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon. Change the Shell value to reflect the new ExplorerX.exe and reboot.

From here on, you're on your own...


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by Jacky Howe In reply to Windows Registry

knocked it up for me from some pictures that I found on the net. Clever eh.

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