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35. Enable Windows 7 God Mode

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Ever wanted to browse every Windows setting without having to open loads of seperate option windows or folders? Well now you can with this neat little trick courtesy of the Microsoft Windows  development Team.

Affectionately called God Mode this folder contains all computer settings in one handy place.

Please Note

The instructions provided here will also work in Windows Vista 32 Bit and 64 Bit. However, there have been reports of applications crashing when using God Mode in Windows Vista; therefore our advice is to not use these instruction for Windows Vista. If you do use the instruction below on Windows Vista then you do so at your own risk. More details regarding problems with God Mode and Windows Vista are available here Vista GodMode .

  1. Right click on your desktop and, from the drop down menu, select New followed by Folder.
  2. A New Folder will now appear on the desktop.
  3. Rename this folder: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} and then press Enter.
  4. The folder will now lose the number in brackets and the name will revert to GodMode (or whatever name you have called the folder.) The folder Icon will also change to the familiar Control Panel Icon.
  5. Double Click on the folder and you should see a screen like the one below.
  6. Fig: 35-1 The God Mode screen showing advanced control panel entries

    Fig: 35-1 The God Mode screen showing advanced control panel entries

  7. Of course you do not have to name the folder GodMode you can, as we have done, name it Advanced Control Panel. Whatever name you choose you Must remember that there must be a full stop after the name and the number in step 3 must be enclosed in Curly brackets. There should also be no spaces. The whole name must be all in one. If you create any spaces in the name you will simply end up with an empty folder.