Customize and edit the “Start” text on the Windows 8 metro desktop

Don’t like the Start text on your Metro desktop? Well, let’s edit it and change it to something more personal like Bob’s PC

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What is the “Start” text?

When you open windows 8 metro desktop, then you can see in the upper left corner, the word “Start” is written there. This is “Start” Text. Unfortunately, Windows 8 doesn’t allow to change the “Start” text from the Control Panel.

Start text

To edit this text into any word of your choice, follow the instructions below.

1. Download the file Resource Tuner form here and Take Ownership.zip form here.

2. Install these two. In the second file, install the file “Install Take Ownership”.

 Take Ownership Folder

3. Open the folder C:\Windows\System32\en-US.Take ownership of the file twinui.dll.mui.

Take Ownership of twinui.dll.mui

4. Now open the file twinui.dll.mui in Resource Tuner and navigate to string number 235.
5. Now click on “Start” and then click on the Edit button.

Opened in resource tuner

After editing the text, click on the Ok button.

Edit text

Now a pop-up window will appear asking your permission to save this file in your desktop.

Ask for change

 Save In Desktop

You can see the text is changed here.

 Text Changed

6. Now change the filename twinui.dll.mui of the original folder to another name. Copy the file from desktop to the same folder :C:\Windows\System32\en-US . It will seek your permission.

 Ask permission before replace

7. Reboot you machine to see name changed.

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