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The Other 16 "GodModes" For Windows 7

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 62 comments

A lot of you activated the newly uncovered "GodMode" earlier this week. How about another 16 of them for your troubles?

After revealing GodMode to the blogosphere, CNet snagged an interview with Windows division president, Steven Sinofsky. The Microsoft executive gave a little insight into why GodMode exists, explained the name and even revealed more undocutmented features for Windows 7.

According to CNet, Sofinsky said several similar developer features provide direct access to all kinds of settings, from choosing a location to managing power settings to identifying biometric sensors. Sinofsky also clarified that GodMode is a term coined by bloggers. Also interesting to note that Microsoft says it has yet to encounter the problem so many of you had trying this little trick with Vista. Some of you using 64-bit Vista say activating GodMode caused your machine to crash. Sinofsky says the folks at MS have yet to replicate this problem.

Given that Microsoft is keeping schtum, it's probably safe to say Vista users shouldn't try the shortcuts below.

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

{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}

{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}

{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}

{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}

{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}

{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}

{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}

{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}

{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}

{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}

{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}

{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}

{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}

{62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0}

{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}

Those wondering what each one corresponds to should check out the image below, courtesy of CNet reader Assman. We tried out the first few ourselves and his list seems to correspond with the list from CNet in order. The reader did mention that number 15 did not work for him when using Windows 7 Ultimate and it doesn't work for us on the RC either. Let us know if you figure it out!

[UPDATE] Just a quick reminder, guys: you need to put "[blank]." before any of the strings above in order for them to work. For example, GodMode was "GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}"

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    gaevs , January 7, 2010 4:44 PM
    Good, more ways to play God!!, Muahahahahaha!!
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    sliem , January 7, 2010 5:02 PM
    Where's the noclip and give all?
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    mlopinto2k1 , January 7, 2010 4:37 PM
    Just tried three and none worked. Windows 7 RC1
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    mlopinto2k1 , January 7, 2010 4:39 PM
    Nothing works now. I even deleted the GodMode folder I created the other day. That worked fine. Now that doesn't even work.
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    kraken18 , January 7, 2010 4:42 PM
    Where do you enter these?
  • 13 Hide
    gaevs , January 7, 2010 4:44 PM
    Good, more ways to play God!!, Muahahahahaha!!
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    one-shot , January 7, 2010 4:48 PM
    I found out the hard way why not to do it on Vista x64. I got endless Windows explorer crashes and had to reboot into Win 7 and remove the "God Mode" manually from the desktop. I even tried task mgr in Vista but it would crash as well. Does it work on Win 7 64 bit? I'm now hesitant to try.
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    gaevs , January 7, 2010 4:50 PM
    Could be UAC releated??
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    JasonAkkerman , January 7, 2010 4:51 PM
    kraken18Where do you enter these?

    Create a new folder on your desktop. When it asks for the name enter this

    SomthingHere.{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}

    Change the GUID to one from the list above.
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    Gin Fushicho , January 7, 2010 4:53 PM
    Neat. Location sensor I can't figure out why its available. The others are easily enough reachable without these though.

    @: mlopinto2k1 : did you add a name and then a period and then the code? Thats how it works.
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    NivenFres , January 7, 2010 4:56 PM
    I've got Win7 Ultimate x64, and tried just the GodMode one. So far haven't had any trouble.
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    crazymech , January 7, 2010 5:00 PM
    Create a new folder, give it a name, add a '.' and then the code. Works perfectly.
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    walukanis , January 7, 2010 5:01 PM
    Tried the WiFi one on Windows Vista 32 bit Business and works just fine.


    Greg
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    sliem , January 7, 2010 5:02 PM
    Where's the noclip and give all?
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    Anonymous , January 7, 2010 5:09 PM
    one-shotI found out the hard way why not to do it on Vista x64. I got endless Windows explorer crashes and had to reboot into Win 7 and remove the "God Mode" manually from the desktop. I even tried task mgr in Vista but it would crash as well. Does it work on Win 7 64 bit? I'm now hesitant to try.


    Yeah, I hear that. Vista x64 here. Had the same problem, but found the fix for it. Just use "explorer.exe shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}" as the shortcut and it works.
  • 3 Hide
    Socnom , January 7, 2010 5:13 PM
    thereisnocowlevel

    automatically updates your version to the next tier
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    TeraMedia , January 7, 2010 5:15 PM
    You can also try {28803F59-3A75-4058-995F-4EE5503B023C}, which is Bluetooth Devices. To find others, search in the registry under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\ for Values (not keys or data) "InfoTip".

    I found a few that don't work, but look like they could if there were perhaps another registry key elsewhere. These would be search, taskbar / start menu, and a few others.
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    Anonymous , January 7, 2010 5:19 PM
    I'm gonna have to check these out After I finish watching NetFlix :D 
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    audioee , January 7, 2010 5:19 PM
    So what is the MS guys name... Sinofsky or Sofinsky? How do you miss this? Does Tom's have an editor. If not, you need to get one or more on payroll. I am sure the newspaper industry has plenty looking for work.
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    steiner666 , January 7, 2010 5:30 PM
    aren't these a bit redundant? i mean, most of them can be access from the control panel and also the "god mode" folder i'd imagine?
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    TeraMedia , January 7, 2010 5:31 PM
    Some others I found doing that search:
    sync conflicts: {289978AC-A101-4341-A817-21EBA7FD046D}
    Sync setup folder: {2E9E59C0-B437-4981-A647-9C34B9B90891}
    Windows Update: {36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}
    (not comprehensive)
    All of these were tested to work on Win 7 Ult x64.
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    christop , January 7, 2010 5:31 PM
    I like this...
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