God Mode: Windows Vista and Windows 7

This one got some serious re-tweeting yesterday.  It’s an easter egg in Windows 7 and Vista.  Create a folder on your hard drive and rename it to GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}.  It suddenly gets renamed to “Godmode” and the icon changes to a control panel icon.  Navigate into it and you get short cuts to all sorts of admin and configuration functions.  No more nested navigation; you quickly just do what you want to do.


This won’t be supported by MS so don’t go making it a standard.

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One thought on “God Mode: Windows Vista and Windows 7”

  1. Hi Aidan,

    Works fine on Windows 7 x86/x64, W2K8R2 x86/x64 and Vista x86. Do NOT use it on Vista x64, explorer.exe goes in a crash loop. Simple removing the folder is enough to stop that but not all people can manage that during an explorer crash loop.

    Happy new year by the way, all the best!


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