Wednesday, 4 September 2013

God Mode in Windows 7

What is Windows 7 God Mode?

Windows 7 god mode is a simple way to centralized access all the administrative options that are normally seen inside control panel into a newly created folder which can be placed anywhere inside the computer. Usually the  administrative options are seen scattered inside the control panel arranged in different categories and sub categories. windows 7 god mode arrange all the administrative options inside one single window. I find it much more neatly arranged and user friendly. It’s been a long time since I opened my control panel, ever since I started using this god mode.
Surprisingly, the procedure for enabling god mode is very simple. This hidden mode can be enabled in Vista, windows 7 and Windows 8.

How to enable Windows 7 god mode? (can be done in Vista and Win 8)

1) Create a new folder anywhere you like
create new folder What is Windows 7 God Mode?

2) Rename the folder to God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. The name “God Mode” can be replaced by a name of your choice, but the remaining should be the same.
folder rename god mode What is Windows 7 God Mode?
3) The default folder icon now changes to a Windows 7 god mode control panel icon.
god mode with control panel icon What is Windows 7 God Mode?
4) Once you open the new created control panel icon, you can see all the administrative options arranged inside. There are almost 230 options inside mine.
I find placing this god mode icon in my desktop very helpful. Whenever I need to open options like network and sharing,printers etc, it makes it very easy to find all this icons placed inside one icon rather than going for the control panel.

Windows 7 god mode errors

A word of caution before you use the God mode. Some users have complained that god mode crashed their computer when they tried to enable it on 64 bit Vista operating system. Microsoft couldn’t recreate the same issue on their computer. So it is still not clear, if that was an issue with the Operating system or some software conflicting with the operating system when god mode is enabled. From my end, I have tried the same on couple of computers on training lab with 64 bit Vista ultimate installed, and it worked fine.
Just like Windows 7 god mode revealed here, Microsoft confirmed that the god mode existed for most operating systems which were released before Vista. More and more god modes are discovered and released publicly by bloggers and web enthusiasts.I will come with more of that information in a later post.
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