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Activate Windows 7 God Mode 5


Don’t get too excited… it’s not as awesome as God Mode in DOOM, but it is a fun little easier egg for uber-geeks hiding under the hood of Windows 7. Windows 7 God Mode allows you to tinker with all of the the operating system’s control panel items from within a single folder.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Create a new folder (I put it on my Desktop, but it can be anywhere you like).
  2. Rename the folder to:
GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

The folder’s icon will then change a blue control panel. Open it up, and check out all the stuff you can control.

Don’t let the power go to your head. 🙂

Rumor has it that this also works in Windows Vista, but I just upgraded my last copy of Vista, so someone else is going to have to test it out and confirm it in the comments.

  • Alif Ambler

    I can confirm that it Works on Vista. Pretty cool. I think I will try it on 2008 R2 Server as well.

    -Alif

  • lorentzian13

    So Microsoft is giving people a taste of the power of Linux….How cute.

  • Cooki

    On my Vista, it’s crash explorer.exe

    Failed.

  • Yup, crashed on Vista for me too. And crashed every time I went into the parent folder. Had to rmdir from the console to get rid of it.

  • Luca

    Works on Windows 8.1 64bit