Windows 7 God (or Satan) Mode

How about that: there’s a hidden master control panel in Windows 7 (surprise, surprise!) that you can access by creating a specially-named folder. Voila! That folder gives you “God Mode” access to all sorts of interesting things. Since I primarily work on a non-Windows platform, I’ll have to, ahem, access a Windows 7 machine to try it.

As one tipster tells me:

Hey Glenn,

Here’s the God Mode trick. Just make a new folder in windows and paste in this name:

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

Have fun!

Oh, yes. That’s sweet. So please, tell me more about undocumented means of accessing and modifying system configuration.

I did a quick AltaVista and found a CNet article with some details:

Understanding Windows 7’s ‘GodMode’

http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-10423985-285/understanding-windows-7s-godmode/

Just one thing: what do you want to bet this is disabled in a patch or service pack soon?

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