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How to Activate GodMode in Windows 7

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Want to activate GodMode in Windows 7? Here's how!

Windows 7 users are all abuzz about the OS and its GodMode. If you haven't heard of it, GodMode is a feature that was revealed by CNet's Microsoft Correspondent, Ina Fried. GodMode is a folder that brings together a long list of customization settings allowing you to change all your settings from one place. Neat huh? It's very easy to enable and damn useful if you tweak things around a lot.

I've broken it down into five-step process to avoid confusion:

Step 1: Right click.

Step 2: Click create folder.

Step 3: Name your sparkly, new folder this, "GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}" and press enter.

Step 4: Blink as the folder changes form to look like the control panel.

Step 5: Open the folder and bask in all your godly, control panel-y power.

Hit up CNet for an instructional video.

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  • 29 Hide
    jonpaul37 , January 5, 2010 2:30 PM
    Oh my God!... mode...
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    Fendulon , January 5, 2010 2:37 PM
    Just so you all know... as neat as it is.. not GodMod, bit of a trick really.

    The folder will be named whatever you put before the period.

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

    Will give you an elephant control panel.

    Neat non the less.
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    ecnovaec , January 5, 2010 2:40 PM
    FendulonJust so you all know... as neat as it is.. not GodMod, bit of a trick really.The folder will be named whatever you put before the period.Elephant.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}Will give you an elephant control panel.Neat non the less.


    blasphemy
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  • 29 Hide
    jonpaul37 , January 5, 2010 2:30 PM
    Oh my God!... mode...
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    vonarx , January 5, 2010 2:31 PM
    coolest thing ever
  • 13 Hide
    walt526 , January 5, 2010 2:31 PM
    Excellent, I hadn't heard of this before. Thanks!
  • 10 Hide
    volks1470 , January 5, 2010 2:31 PM
    I thought it was a joke, yep! It sure does work, even on the RC!
  • 10 Hide
    haze4peace , January 5, 2010 2:35 PM
    Thanks for the info. This is pretty awesome.
  • 10 Hide
    ecnovaec , January 5, 2010 2:36 PM
    this is way better than jesus mode!
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    Fendulon , January 5, 2010 2:37 PM
    Just so you all know... as neat as it is.. not GodMod, bit of a trick really.

    The folder will be named whatever you put before the period.

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

    Will give you an elephant control panel.

    Neat non the less.
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    rcpratt , January 5, 2010 2:38 PM
    Cool, but I don't see myself using it much. It is nice to have everything in one place, though.
  • 25 Hide
    ecnovaec , January 5, 2010 2:40 PM
    FendulonJust so you all know... as neat as it is.. not GodMod, bit of a trick really.The folder will be named whatever you put before the period.Elephant.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}Will give you an elephant control panel.Neat non the less.


    blasphemy
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    seriousazn , January 5, 2010 2:40 PM
    Awesome, now I don't hafta run around clicking random stuff to find out what I can tweak
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    seriousazn , January 5, 2010 2:41 PM
    FendulonJust so you all know... as neat as it is.. not GodMod, bit of a trick really.The folder will be named whatever you put before the period.Elephant.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}Will give you an elephant control panel.Neat non the less.

    Shunn the nonbeliever...shunn :D 
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    lightsaber , January 5, 2010 2:42 PM
    Wow...awesome, good job Ina Fried.
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    sunflier , January 5, 2010 2:43 PM
    Also, a hidden feature in Windows Vista proves to be useful.
    SelfDestructMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
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    mitch074 , January 5, 2010 2:44 PM
    ...And people complain that the Linux command line is hard.
    It sure is harder to do

    vim /etc/fstab

    than

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

    Latter is much more intuitive. Indeed.

    [/sarcasm]

    still, damn useful trick.
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    libraryeli , January 5, 2010 2:45 PM
    Awesome find Ina. Although...

    Wow, you need a secret "godmode" hack to be able to do something that MS should have put into the OS by default -- a clear, concise, all-in-one control panel.

    Congratulations Microsoft, you show us how much disdain you have for the people who pay your salaries, and you fail once again.
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    jerreece , January 5, 2010 2:47 PM
    One Question: What potential security issues could this create?
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    christop , January 5, 2010 2:47 PM
    Very cool..
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    jerreece , January 5, 2010 2:48 PM
    ecnovaecthis is way better than jesus mode!


    Shows how much you know...

    Jesus = God = Holy Spirit

    It's called a Trinity. Three persons in One. One person in Three forms, yet one God. It's a hard one to grasp mentally, but you'll get it after a while. :) 
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    kavic , January 5, 2010 2:53 PM
    libraryeliAwesome find Ina. Although...Wow, you need a secret "godmode" hack to be able to do something that MS should have put into the OS by default -- a clear, concise, all-in-one control panel.Congratulations Microsoft, you show us how much disdain you have for the people who pay your salaries, and you fail once again.


    I think the reason that this was not out and easy to get to is because the majority of people tend to not know what they are doing, so the last think MS wanted to do was make it so the user can potently screw things up. So having this activated by a special means puts the power in the hands of the ones who know how to use it or have the common sense to know how to use it.
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