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Windows 7 God Mode
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Windows 7 God Mode
Post by radioman on Jan 29, 2010, 6:37pm

Windows 7 Hack: Playing with "GodMode"

David Ayala, PCWorld

Jan 22, 2010 12:48 pm

Have you ever wondered what else lies under the hood of that new Windows 7 laptop you got recently? The clever folks at CNET have found a simple hack that will grant access to all of those options in one easy-to-set-up shortcut.

The aptly named GodMode is a built-in, yet unadvertised feature in Windows 7 that gathers all Windows utilities in one spot. To access it, simply create a new folder and name it:

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

And that's it! Open it up and you'll find access to display options, backup/recovery, power management and more. This is a useful trick for those of you that easily forget where to access the defragmenter or the device managager. You may even find a useful utility you didn't know existed.

For quite a few years now, Microsoft has tinkered with its Control Panel in order to provide a robust set of options in an elegant and accessible package. GodMode is certainly not the solution to that problem. By throwing all of the settings into one spot, it's more akin to organized confusion than friendly accessibility. GodMode probably won't work too well for Grandma, but for those of you that get giddy at the thought of tweaking your settings, you might want to get this shortcut up on your desktop.
If you want to find out more ways to optimize your Windows 7 experience, check out PCWorld's 10 Essential Windows 7 Downloads and The Greatest Windows Tips of All Time.
Re: Windows 7 God Mode
Post by vegascabbie on Feb 2, 2010, 2:22am

Wow that is cool
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