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Understanding Windows 7’s ‘GodMode’

People are buzzing over a discovery that lets users get access to all of the operating system’s controls in one folder on their machine.

There is a simple way to access a hidden “God Mode” in Windows 7 and Vista.

By creating a new folder in Windows 7 and renaming it with a certain text string at the end, users are able to have a single place to do everything from changing the time on their machine to making a new hard-drive partition.

Instructions: Create a new folder. Anywhere is fine, I created one on my C:\ drive.

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Rename the folder to: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

*Note: The “God Mode” chunk can be called anything you want.

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The default folder icon will change to a Control Panel icon, and you can now open it to view all of the settings.

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Windows 7’s and Vista’s so-called GodMode is actually a shortcut to accessing the operating system’s various control settings.

Some user reports suggest that it may crash Windows Vista 64-bit, so proceed with caution. For what it’s worth, I’ve successfully used the “feature” on Windows 7 Home Premium and Ultimate 64-bit.

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