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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ravimca, Feb 5, 2007.

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  1. ravimca

    ravimca Thread Starter

    Feb 4, 2007
    my problem is that
    i want to display system date on adjact start button instead of right side of taskbar of win_xp desktop.
    ie... i want to display system date where start is written on the start button
    please send me reply on my email- [email protected]

  2. bicycle bill

    bicycle bill Banned

    Jul 11, 2003
    What on earth would cause you to want to do that? You can't get there from here and BTW posting your email addy for all to see is inviting spam or something worse.
  3. kniht


    May 7, 2006
  4. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

    Sep 10, 2006
    It is possible... but I don't know if you would like the result. The start button is part of explorer.exe. So you would need a program that terminates explorer.exe, automatically edits the file to insert the current date text at the appropriate place in the file, and then restart explorer.exe. It would maybe not be too annoying if scheduled to occur at some time of day when you don't use the computer.

    Here's a tutorial on editing explorer.exe to get you started: http://www.theeldergeek.com/change_text_on_xp_start_button.htm
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