Is there any such thing as renaming that start button to something else? and if so, how?
Start Menu Text
yes, there is a way too change the start button text by altering the registry.
There is however a few problems. You can only use up to 5 digits and you have to deal with the regitry. Anyway the following link will give you all the information you need to change the text on the start menu.
Look down the list of tweaks until you reach one that says "change text on start menu."
Just make sure you back up your registry before you start messing around in there. You can do some serious damage, and if it's not backed up you're screwed.
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Or you can use a program called "resource hacker" to modify the name of the start button in "explorer.exe", and use as many digits as you like (if I recall correctly - it was a long time ago that I last did this.
edit: Heres a link to a guide which might help... http://www.overclockersclub.com/guides/xpstartbutton.php
Don't know if it works though, but as long as you have everything backed up (ie, copy the original explorer.exe to a safe place before messing with it!) you should be fine.
is there an easier way to do it?
Nope - but it's not really that difficult by any method mentioned above - just follow the instructions to the letter.
No, I mean is there a way to just do it using regedit?
Not as far as I'm aware I'm afraid. I'm pretty sure there isn't.