Monday, January 04, 2010

God Mode in Windows 7

Windows 7 interface (and desktop) is rather clean and minimalist. Control panel as XP, 2000, and other previous OS version before offers a place to access and change settings. There's a lot of clicking into the different applets in control panel to get to the setting you may need at the time. It won’t allow you to see and easily use all those nested settings included in the main options.

Did you know that you can become a God? Well, at least on Windows 7!
One of the less known options on Windows 7 is the God Mode feature. Basically, it lets you have every setting and option right in front of you, ready to be used without having to browse among different settings before getting what you are looking for.

Here is how to enable it:

Right click on any bank space on your desktop.
Click New from the menu and create a New Folder.
Rename the folder as follow: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
DO NOT use this trick on Vista and Windows 7 64X. It will cause your Windows to crash! (read comments below)

This simple command will create a special shortcut to the God Mode option letting you access all Windows 7 functions via a handy GUI!
EDIT: GodMode also works on Windows Vista!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Windows 7 is should have never been released.I still have vista installed on one of my laptops. Just haven't had the time to upgrade it and I use it rarely so for that purpose vista has been fine for me. After using windows 7 regularly and even though vista. And windows seven issimilar, I see enoughdifferences in the two operating systems that makes me wonder how they can be released so close and why it was not held from release.