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Windows 7: Windows 7 RTM GodModes Unveiled

07 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 
Windows 7 RTM GodModes Unveiled

There’s more than one way to perform the GodMode trick in Windows 7 RTM, even though the final result will in fact be different that the initial action made public earlier this year. According to Steven Sinofsky, president, Windows and Windows Live Division, there are additional CLSID of extension which can be used as string forms in order to define file system folders as junction points. Specifically, users can create more than just the original GodMode shortcut via a folder placed on their desktop in Windows 7, both 32-bit and 64-bit.

Sinofsky revealed to Beyond Binary that developers could take advantage of a variety of GodMode tricks as access points to Windows system settings. In fact, as GodMode demonstrations go, they are not limited to Windows 7, but also apply to older releases of Windows, indicating that the developer features are nothing new, or specific to the latest iteration of the Windows client.

The President of the Windows and Windows Live Division made public additional undocumented features for Windows, normally reserved for developers. Users will be able to find the list at the bottom of this article. Remember, the actual Windows 7 GodMode trick involves using file system folders as junction points.

This means that users will need to respect the MyFolder.{Extension CLSID} structure when labeling their folders. MyFolder can be any piece of text they desire, either GodMode, or Softpedia, it doesn’t actually matter, and will not have an influence over the final result. What is essential is that users include the extension CLSID provided in order to build folder shortcuts not only to Control Panel, but also to power options, taskbar icons, default programs, My Computer properties, firewall etc.

One thing is clear from all the excitement that Windows 7 GodMode managed to create, albeit the trick does anything but allow god-like control over the operating system. Microsoft should, as it is undoubtedly keeping its years to the street and harvesting feedback for Windows 8, at least consider the possibility of building its own breed of GodMode for the successor of Windows 7. Used wisely, a potential Windows 8 GodMode could do wonders in terms of marketing, so far as hardcore geeks go. Maybe it’s something that the Windows team should sleep on.

The original Windows 7 GodMode string was:
{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
And here are the additional items:
{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}

{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}

{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}

{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}

{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}

{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}

{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}

{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}

{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}

{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}

{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}

{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}

{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}

{62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0}

{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}

Read details on how to create a Windows 7 GodMode folder
here.


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07 Jan 2010   #2

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I just checked this out & basically it's just a A-Z category listing of every control there is in Windows.
Kinda neat so I made a shortcut to this in Accessories.


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07 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

There's some stuff about it here :Understanding Windows 7's 'GodMode' | Beyond Binary - CNET News

What are the virtues of this?
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07 Jan 2010   #4

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

control panel for lazy people
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07 Jan 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You all missed my Christmas present (adorned by Brink) - LOL
A Christmas present from me to you
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07 Jan 2010   #6

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

I did miss that post, whs. How did you come up with this way before anyone else?
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07 Jan 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
I did miss that post, whs. How did you come up with this way before anyone else?
I was not the first one. Brink was ahead of me (as usual). But I did not know about his post. I found my "wisdom" in a German Computer mag.
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07 Jan 2010   #8

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

ha - missed Brink's post, too. Great stuff.
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08 Jan 2010   #9

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64
 
 

yeah was just reading this
Windows 7 & Vista God mode - Office Watch
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08 Jan 2010   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
control panel for lazy people
...Or Control panel for logical people
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