I’ve found God and it turns out he runs Windows (Windows 7 GodMode)

February 8th, 2010
by Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)

No, I haven’t been watching Caprica so much I’ve decided to join Zoe and the STO… For the One True GodMode knows all and directs us all.  So say Windows7!

For the One True God knows all and directs us all - So say we all

Albeit, it would be kind of cool if there were indeed a GodMode version of the Cylons.. but I seriously digress!

No, I’m here to tell you about GodMode in Windows7 (Also applies to Windows Vista, but pshaw on vista!)

Enabling GodMode is very easy – simply create a folder and name it “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}”  After that, poof! The folder will change into this icon! “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}”

Wow! Look we’ve got GodMode! But changing a ‘folder’ into a magical icon isn’t exactly the king of things, it’s what comes beyond that!   You open that bad boy up and you see a screen which looks like this!

GodMode Action Center

Here’s a little breakdown of ‘title’ sections you’ll get to dive into here within GodMode

  • Action Center (15)
  • Administrative Tools (10)
  • AutoPlay (3)
  • Backup and Restore (2)
  • Biometric Devices (5)
  • BitLocker Drive Encryption (2)
  • Color Management (1)
  • Credential Manager (1)
  • Date and Time (4)
  • Default Programs (2)
  • Desktop Gadgets (6)
  • Device Manager (1)
  • Devices and Printers (11)
  • Display (11)
  • Ease of Access Center (26)
  • Folder Options (5)
  • Fonts (3)
  • Getting Started (4)
  • HomeGroup (2)
  • Indexing Options (1)
  • Internet Options (14)
  • Keyboard (2)
  • Location and Other Sensors (3)
  • Mouse (8)
  • Network and Sharing Center (16)
  • Notification Area Icons (7)
  • Parental Controls (1)
  • Performance Information and Tools (4)
  • Personalization (12)
  • Phone and Modem (1)
  • Power Options (9)
  • Programs and Features (8)
  • Recovery (1)
  • Region and Language (10)
  • RemoteApp and Desktop Connections (1)
  • Sound (4)
  • Speech Recognition (3)
  • Sync Center (6)
  • System (22)
  • Taskbar and Start Menu (10)
  • Troubleshooting (12)
  • User Accounts (13)
  • Windows CardSpace (1)
  • Windows Defender (1)
  • Windows Firewall (2)
  • Windows Mobility Center (2)
  • Windows Update (2)

Effectively what you get is a kind of ‘super control panel’ which is basically a breakdown of all features you’d get whenever you were to dive into each of these sections individually, except consolidated down to a single super GodPanel!

So, I leave you to play with it, and try not to get taken over by any Windows7 based Cylons.  For the One True GodPanel that knows and directs all mgmt tools, So say we all!

Special thanks to Rob Nottoli for the link I was sent to about this, and the author of the article on this, @inafried “Understanding Windows 7’s ‘GodMode’”

Disclaimer: No offense is intended to anyone’s God’s in particular, as I did not name this particular function of Windows. Unless you’re a poly-theist from Caprica or your God happens to be Windows Vista, in which your god is CLEARLY dead, suck it up and start worshipping Windows 7 :) (And seriously, all you Win-XP-theists, it’s time to drop it, XP is DEAD!)

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