Since this is in effect my first day back at CF, I thought I post something useful.
The easiest way I've found to change the text on XP's "new" Start button is with a program called My Start Button
, but it doesn't work for the "classic" Start button, so I had to do that the hard way:
First, I downloaded Resource Hacker, opened explorer.exe, and saved it as my_sp2_explorer-mod.exe (you can use whatever filename you want). Then I edited it as follows:
Lastly, I changed the startup shell from explorer.exe to my_sp2_explorer-mod.exe:
Then just reboot.
Almost forgot. I also managed to get rid of the "Click here to begin" by going to String Table/34/1033, and deleting line 533.