“God Mode”

#1
Enable “God Mode” in Windows Server 2008/R2, Windows 7 and Vista




When you want to customize your workstation (and sometimes, even your server), you usually turn to "regular" configuration tools such as Control Panel applets, the computer's registry, command line tools and even the computer's local Group Policy. In most cases, using these tools allows you to get the job done and configure your computer the way YOU want it.

However, there are times where you need to make one small tweak, one small change, and you simply cannot find the correct Control Panel applet to make the change you need.

Note: While initially discovered for Windows 7, it seems that this tweak works for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.


To enable "God Mode" follow these steps:
1. Right click on any blank space on your desktop.

2. Click new from the menu and create a New Folder.







3. Rename the folder as follow:

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





4. Once the folder has been renamed, the folder icon will

change too. Now, simply double-click on the GodMode folder.







Bingo. over 200 separate configuration options, settings and tweaks available to you, all handily located in one folder!








In fact, when you collapse the different sections of the GodMode folder, it seems that it's identical to what you can find in the Control Panel. However, unlike the Control Panel's different applets, in GodMode you handily see all the hundreds of settings listed in front of you, and you need not have to dig down layers of tabs and different applet views just to find what you're looking for.






When you perform a search both in this "God Mode" and in the Control Panel, you get similar results, just listed in a different manner.







"God Mode" for Windows 7, Server 2008 & Vista
 


Veegertx

Extraordinary Member
#3
I don't create a folder but just add a right click on desktop with registry.
Actually the right click is on background which in 7 means desktop or any open space in any drive or folder
the commandline is %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

HTML:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\Administrator Mode]
@=""
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-114"
"Position"="Bottom"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\Administrator Mode\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
  00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
  65,00,20,00,73,00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,3a,00,3a,00,3a,00,7b,00,45,00,44,\
  00,37,00,42,00,41,00,34,00,37,00,30,00,2d,00,38,00,45,00,35,00,34,00,2d,00,\
  34,00,36,00,35,00,45,00,2d,00,38,00,32,00,35,00,43,00,2d,00,39,00,39,00,37,\
  00,31,00,32,00,30,00,34,00,33,00,45,00,30,00,31,00,43,00,7d,00,00,00
 


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#4
when i tried to do it i had an error which says that some symbols cant be written like []()-=./ Some help please:S
 


Veegertx

Extraordinary Member
#6
Also for those that don't know, do not edit reg file's with Wordpad or Word cause they will add invalid characters you can't see. Use plain Notepad, or personally I use Context programmer editor
 


#7
I got the same message the first time I tried it. The second time I pasted in the lines and then removed a whole lot of spaces that got in at the end when I pasted the string so I backpspaced to the last character. Now it works fine.
 


NavNav

New Member
#8
Thanks, It helped me to get familiar with new control items. :)
 


ITGuy

New Member
#9
Tried this on my home laptop running Vista Home Premium 64-bit and all it did was send explorer.exe spiraling into a crash loop. Had to launch cmd and rename the folder in order for explorer to stop crashing. I tried deleting the folder from cmd, but that didn't work. What gives? Is this one of those things that only works on certain versions of Windows (Ultimate, Business, etc...) and not home versions? I was looking forward to this tweak, too... Bummer!
 


#10
Hey there ITGuy...

Vista 64 bit has some problems with this it seems, so I don't think you're alone with having run into problems with it.

FWIW, here's the first page I clicked on while Googling "God Mode Vista": God Mode - Vista 32, 7 32/64 - Technibble Forums

"DO NOT DO THIS ON VISTA 64. IT WAS WARNED AGAINST DOING IT, NOT SURE WHAT WILL HAPPEN."

Anyhow, it's a neat trick and I have it on my desktop. I never use it though.
 


ITGuy

New Member
#11
Ha! Figures 64 bit wouldn't like this. Thanks for the info. I'll try it on my work PC running 32-bit Vista Business.
 


#13
cybercore
man ur awesome
the God Mode helped me to learn to use windows 7 quite quickly
 


#14
I have been using it on W7 64 bit since October 22 2010 when I installed W7 64 bit
 


#15
hahah "GODMODE" nice i like it and it works for me windows 7 32bit laptop (crap) 30gb hard time, need i say more? lol

"GodMode working fine for me"
 


bigonroad

Well-Known Member
#16
Love it. Very sleek.

Worked for me on Windows 7 64bit Pro
 


MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#17
Hey, that's cool!
Worked perfectly.

I'll add it to my commands list document.

Mike

Ps. I love the View Reliability History thing.
I never saw that before, a really like the graphic view of events.
 


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#18
Do not try it on Vista x32 or x64 though, it won't do harm but: each time opening the God Mode folder windows explorer will hang for a while and then crash. God Mode is not for Vista.
 


#19
Thank you so much ..
this Godmode really have many options ..
i was shocked when i see it ..
Didn't think Windows 7 has this God Mode ..
Really help me ..
Hehe ..
 


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