January 08, 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 09:53 AM | TrackBack
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