When it comes to changing the image on the Windows XP Start button, the process is relatively simple. Depending on your version of XP, the steps may vary slightly.
First, you will need to create a bitmap image. This should be no larger than 26 x 26 pixels, and should be saved as a .bmp file. Once you have created the image, you will need to copy it to your Windows\\System32 folder.
Next, you will need to open the Start Menu and select Properties. A dialog box will appear. In this dialog box, you will need to select the Start Menu tab. Then, you will need to select the Customize button.
Once you are in the Customize Start Menu dialog box, you will need to select the Change Icon button. This will bring up another dialog box. In this dialog box, you will need to select the Browse button. This will open a file browser.
In the file browser, you will need to navigate to the Windows\\System32 folder and select your new bitmap image. Once you have selected the image, you will need to select the OK button. This will close the file browser and return you to the Customize Start Menu dialog box.
Once you are back in the Customize Start Menu dialog box, you will need to select the Apply button. This will apply the new image to the Start Button. You can then select the OK button to complete the process and close the dialog box.
At this point, the new image should be visible on the Start Button. You can then select the Start Button to open the Start Menu.
Changing the image on the Windows XP Start button is a relatively simple process. As long as you have created a bitmap image that is no larger than 26 x 26 pixels and have saved it in the correct folder, the process should be relatively straightforward. Once the image is in place, you can easily access the Start Menu by selecting the Start Button.