How to Activate the God Mode in Windows 7

The Control Panel in Windows 7 is a great improvement over its Vista and XP predecessors, but it is still far from perfect. Considering it is boldly name a ‘control’ panel, there are still many things that users are unable to actually access from this folder. Admittedly, not everyone wants to control every aspect of their Operating System and have an all-in-one master access, but for those that require more command over the Window 7 features, there is a way to create an all-seeing Control Panel.

Activating the God Mode

Calling this ‘God Mode’ is probably a bit dramatic and over the top, but what this feature does allow you to do is to create a single folder where you should be able to access everything you could ever want. The good news is that Microsoft have made is very simple to turn on this feature and create a ‘King of all Folders’.

Here’s what to do:

Create a new folder and then rename it ‘God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}’. You do not actually have to use ‘God Mode’ for the initial part of the rename, you could call it whatever you want, it’s the ‘.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}’ that’s important. Make sure you include the full stop “.” after your folder name and enclose the extension in curly brackets “{}”as shown. The extension must be identical to the example.

Now hit ‘Enter’ to confirm the rename and you will see that the extension has disappeared, leaving only the title that you chose for this new folder. Double-click the folder to access and you will start to see why it has been labelled ‘God Mode’.

The folder has been automatically populated with over 260 separate actions that can be accessed from this one folder. There are shortcuts to the various functions for Power Options, the Action Centre, user accounts, the Network and Sharing Centre, Windows 7 troubleshooting and a whole host of other goodies.

If you are the type of person who enjoys having total control and everything right at your fingertips, all in one handy, easily accessible place – this great little Windows 7 trick should be right up your control-freak street. The Control Panel has now finally become a ‘total control’ panel.

3 Replies to “How to Activate the God Mode in Windows 7

  1. Did Not Work
    I tried to do this, but when i tried to use the “user accounts” to change my account type to admin, it required admin pass. do i need to be an admin to access this still?

  2. re: Did Not Work
    “God Mode” is not really what it means. So if you do not have administrator rights to the Windows machine that you are using, this article will not grant you those rights. This article simply provides all of the control panel options in one folder, without having to do multiple clicks. It is not, by any stretch of your imagination, a hacking tool. However, it is very handy. Thanks for providing it.

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