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Windows 2000 Pro--Change the Start Menu Icon?

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I know it can be done with Win9x, but how would I change the icon for the Start Menu Button in Windows 2000 Professional?
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It is not easy you have to actually hack a system file and place you bitmap into it. Not fun and not easy.
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You wouldn't be refering to ntsokrnl.exe or whatever, would you?
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I actually yeah it might be or the shell32.dll
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You need to use a tool like this in conjunction with developing the images.

Resource Hacker
http://www.users.on.net/johnson/resourcehacker/

and look in the shell32.dll and msgina.dll


This is not easy to accomplish. Requires a lot of work and when you update the OS with Service Patches and such sometimes the dil's you made the changes to will get updated with new version and you have start over from scratch. Really not worth the effort in my opinion.
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Thanks for letting me know which files I needed to hack. Yes, I know that it is a pain, I hacked the startup picture (ugh, what a pain!) and it got replaced when I went SP2->SP3. Thanks, though.
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:>)
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