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posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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Anybody interested in enabling Windows 7's Hidden God Mode?

Simply create a new folder. Anywhere is fine

Rename the folder to: God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

The default folder icon will change to a Control Panel icon, and you can open it to view all of the settings.

God Mode provides users with a centralized Control Panel for all of Windows settings, from changing your desktop background to setting up a VPN or partitioning your hard drive. In all, there are nearly 50 categories and most have several entries. I find this quite useful.

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posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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You forgot to add that it can crash windows 64 bit systems......

Full report:

A new "feature" in Windows 7 has been revealed today, by Ina Fried @ Cnet. Being dubbed "god mode", the "feature" is actually pretty handy for power users.

Although its name suggests perhaps even grander capabilities, Windows enthusiasts are excited over the discovery of a hidden "GodMode" feature that lets users access all of the operating system's control panels from within a single folder.

By creating a new folder in Windows 7 and renaming it with a certain text string at the end, users are able to have a single place to do everything from changing the look of the mouse pointer to making a new hard-drive partition.

The trick is also said to work in Windows Vista, although some are warning that although it works fine in 32-bit versions of Vista, it can cause 64-bit versions of that operating system to crash.

To enter "GodMode," one need only create a new folder and then rename the folder to the following:

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

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posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 04:23 PM
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Holy crap! That's awesome... thanks!



posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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I think it crashes Vista 64bit systems. Seems to work fine with my version of Window 7 Ultimate 64bit.



posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 04:25 PM
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This don't work on my pc, Although i should never trust someone that has a eric carman/bane avatar
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posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 04:25 PM
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Cheers mate - that works a treat.




posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 04:25 PM
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Originally posted by scotsdavy1
You forgot to add that it can crash windows 64 bit systems......


I'm only seeing reports of it crashing Vista 64...

Working fine on my Win7 64...



posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 04:28 PM
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Originally posted by FeelingPure
This don't work on my pc, Although i should never trust someone that has a eric carman/bane avatar
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You are one to talk with a Robot in yours. I hope it follows the 3 laws. LoL



posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 04:29 PM
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never mind it worked! i forgot to add the godmode:

thanks for the share
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posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 04:31 PM
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wow this isnt in any Microsoft book ive ever read.. nice one OP


Wonder how easy people will find it to mess up their systems if they dont fully know what they are doing though.



posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 04:34 PM
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Originally posted by PhoenixOD
wow this isnt in any Microsoft book ive ever read.. nice one OP


Wonder how easy people will find it to mess up their systems if they dont fully know what they are doing though.


Thats a good point mate. Be carefull out there with your Windows if you are not tech savy.



posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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For now.....just be careful with it. I had it on mine last week but removed it in the end...



posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by scotsdavy1
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For now.....just be careful with it. I had it on mine last week but removed it in the end...


A simple tip if you wish to mess around with windows is format your drive so Windows 7 has its own partition. That way if you screw up your current install and need to do a clean install you dont lose any additional data.
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posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 04:46 PM
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That's exactly what I do with mine all the time. Saved me a few times....



posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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Great, something else for IT people to worry about. I can just picture the call, lol.



posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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Calls IT customer service, Hi my computer crash because i created the folder God Mod.
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posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 05:11 PM
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I have a BS in Computer and Information Science and several certs and I have never heard of this. I tried it and it works great! This will make my life much, much easier!



posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 05:12 PM
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Originally posted by OptimusSubprime
I have a BS in Computer and Information Science and several certs and I have never heard of this. I tried it and it works great! This will make my life much, much easier!


It is quite cool eh? Certainly makes life a little easier in our Windows environment.



posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 05:20 PM
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Im a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for windows 7 and hold certs for other Windows versions and id never heard of it either lol

But after scanned through the list of settings there is nothing in the 'god mode' folder that can not be reached going through other more conventional routes in Windows 7. So in other words i cant really see any 'hidden' settings , its just a centralized list of tasks. Doesn't really touch on the MMC , Secpol or Gpedit type stuff so its not all powerful.

Still pretty cool to find out something i didnt know about Windows 7


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posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 05:31 PM
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I have known about this for a few months now, I wander why they didnt just have it as an option to begin with.





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