God Mode - for Windows 7 (cool stuff)...

Profile picture of the author garyv by garyv Posted: 01/10/2010
To enter "GodMode," one need only create a new folder and then rename the folder to exactly the following:

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



Once that is done, the folder's icon will change to resemble a control panel and will contain dozens of control options. I'm not sure it's my idea of playing God, but it is a handy way to get to all kinds of controls.



I just tried it, and it creates this control panel on steroids. Very cool.
#cool #god #mode #stuff #windows

  • Profile picture of the author joshril
    joshril
    Beyond cool... Thanks for this!
  • Profile picture of the author Taylor French
    Taylor French
    Do NOT put this folder directly on your desktop. I read about this the other day. If you put it on your desktop, it will make Windows go into an endless blue screen loop. Make sure you put the folder in something like C: or D: rather than on your desktop.

    BTW, supposedly it doesn't have to say GodMode. It can actually say anything if the other part is exactly right.

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

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

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

    Etc...
  • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
    mywebwork
    This is amazing! I love playing God!

    Taylor, is placing a shortcut to this "GodMode" folder on your quick-launch bar also a risk?

    Thanks for sharing this tip!

    Bill
  • Profile picture of the author anu_smart
    anu_smart
    Let me try this,

    Hope my lappy survives
  • Profile picture of the author Taylor French
    Taylor French
    Originally Posted by mywebwork View Post

    This is amazing! I love playing God!

    Taylor, is placing a shortcut to this "GodMode" folder on your quick-launch bar also a risk?

    Thanks for sharing this tip!

    Bill
    I don't know. I put mine directly in my C: and left it there. I haven't tried putting a shortcut to it anywhere.
  • Profile picture of the author JeffLam
    JeffLam
    Well, I placed it on my desktop (didn't read your post, Taylor) and nothing happened..
  • Profile picture of the author Taylor French
    Taylor French
    Originally Posted by JeffLam View Post

    Well, I placed it on my desktop (didn't read your post, Taylor) and nothing happened..
    Well, good luck with it. Here's a post where some people were commenting that they had the crashes and blue screens:

    The Other 16 "GodModes" For Windows 7 - Tom's Hardware

    Seems like they were on the 64 bit version, so it may not happen on 32 bit.
  • Profile picture of the author yuyuan
    yuyuan
    I just created a folder on my desktop and got the godmode folder. Interesting and powerful! Thanks for sharing.
  • Profile picture of the author joshril
    joshril
    I also put mine on the desktop before reading the warnings... I have Windows 7, 64-bit with no issues to speak of so far.
  • Profile picture of the author R.Rapp
    R.Rapp
    I don't have Win7 but am now insanely curious...what are these control options you speak of? Does Win7 not come with the basic control options one would find in XP?
  • Profile picture of the author highrider21
    highrider21
    Does this work on windows vista?
  • Profile picture of the author R.Rapp
    R.Rapp
    Originally Posted by highrider21 View Post

    Does this work on windows vista?
    Nothing works on Windows Vista

    No it's only for Windows 7 :/
  • Profile picture of the author BIG Mike
    BIG Mike
    Originally Posted by R.Rapp View Post

    I don't have Win7 but am now insanely curious...what are these control options you speak of? Does Win7 not come with the basic control options one would find in XP?
    Basically a combination of the normal Control Panel and a lot of once off Registry settings. Something akin to the old Power Toys for Windows 95/98...sort of.

    I put it on the desktop too and didn't have a problem.
  • Profile picture of the author joshril
    joshril
    Originally Posted by R.Rapp View Post

    Nothing works on Windows Vista

    No it's only for Windows 7 :/
    While I will agree that nothing works on Windows Vista, I did find an article that mentioned that this is rumored to be available for Vista. The article did mention problems if you're running the 64-bit version of Vista.

    Understanding Windows 7's 'GodMode' | Beyond Binary - CNET News
  • Profile picture of the author GreatWebSuccess
    GreatWebSuccess
    Hey that's pretty cool. At first I thought i was going to read something about the latest hack for a game or something.

    Right now I'm on my iPhone but when I get up in the morning I'll be sure to check this out.

    Thanks!
  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    GeorgR.
    awesome..and i thought i knew it all already
  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Then
    Joseph Then
    Looks like another 'Easter Egg' of Windows 3.11 Thingy...
  • Profile picture of the author AffiliateKungfu
    AffiliateKungfu
    .

    Isn't this 'Godmode' a bit blasphemous to operate in? just kidding...
    .
  • Profile picture of the author reed
    reed
    great tip, had not seen that one yet.

    Taylor, thanks for the link.....
  • Profile picture of the author Nickolie0990
    Nickolie0990
    When you say God Mode, my mind goes straight to video games. I don't have Windows 7, Still running Vista. How is Windows 7, any good.

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