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Windows 7 Start Button Changer


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Editors' Review


To paraphrase a line from Wolverine, the Windows 7 Start Button Changer is the best there is at what it does. And what it does is very simple: it changes your Windows 7 Start button. A one-hit wonder that should appeal to the customizing fanatic, the lightweight program provides two buttons on its simple interface: it allows you to easily change your Start button, and it allows you to back up your current one.

Click the Select & Change button to open a file browser to choose your new Start button icon. If you're not sure where to get one, the art Web site DeviantArt is a good place to start. Press the Restore Original Explorer Backup to make a backup of your existing one, and restore it when you tire of your customization.

The noninvasive tool doesn't need a glitzy interface, but could benefit from shorter button names and clearer indications that the buttons are actually buttons. Small hangups aside, this is an easy way to add a bit more of your personal style to your Windows 7 computer.

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2 stars

"Doesn't work"

December 14, 2013  |  By cookiebun

2013-12-14 20:36:50  |  By cookiebun

 |  Version: Windows 7 Start Button Changer 2.6


Gets rid of ugly default windows start button


Now I have no start button at all.


The area where the Start Button WAS is now blank.
That's not such a bad thing.
I'm not sure if the reason it won't display the bitmap I want is the fault of this program or just Windows being stubborn

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4 stars

"Great app and simple to use"

December 18, 2012  |  By tr_man

2012-12-18 21:28:51  |  By tr_man

 |  Version: Windows 7 Start Button Changer 2.6


Run as admin, point to your custom pics, click OK. Done.


Errors when not run in Admin mode are not graceful.


Some reviewers are complaining that the program must be run as admin, when it clearly indicates that in the description before you even download it. If you follow the directions, the program works perfectly. I've been using this program for several years now (since win7 first came out) and have had no issues with it. It's easy, if you can read.

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2 stars

"did not work"

June 30, 2012  |  By ccronemberger

2012-06-30 06:12:39  |  By ccronemberger

 |  Version: Windows 7 Start Button Changer 2.6


was able to identify a bmp file


Had to run the application as admin otherwise instead of issuing a warning it just crashed.

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Full Specifications

Publisher The Windows Club
Publisher web site
Release Date April 26, 2011
Date Added April 26, 2011
Version 2.6
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 584.96KB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 58,116
Downloads Last Week 46
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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