January 8, 2010

Windows "God" mode

Seems that for Vista and Win7, you can enable a God mode that gives you administrative powers through a simple folder on your desktop. More information is available here from Ed Bott at ZDNet:
The ultimate 'God Mode' list: 39 secret Windows 7 shortcuts
For some reason that only the gods of the blogosphere can explain, an old Windows trick took on new life this week. If you create a new folder using an arbitrary name, followed by a period and the GUID {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}, you end up with a categorized list of Control Panel tasks. As I explained last weekend, there�s nothing new or hidden in this list, but calling it �God mode� seems to have given this tip wings. Even Steven Sinofsky got into the act, sending a list of 15 additional GUID-based shortcuts to my colleague Ina Fried at CNET.
The lists are here:
Windows 7 and later

Windows Vista and later
A bunch of ways to muck up your system even faster :-) Posted by DaveH at January 8, 2010 9:53 AM
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