God Mode in Windows 7

God Mode in Windows 7

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:18 pm

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10423985-56.html

The trick is also said to work in Windows Vista, although some are warning that although it works fine in 32-bit versions of Vista, it can cause 64-bit versions of that operating system to crash.

To enter "GodMode," one need only create a new folder and then rename the folder to the following:

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

Once that is done, the folder's icon will change to resemble a control panel and will contain dozens of control options. I'm not sure it's my idea of playing God, but it is a handy way to get to all kinds of controls.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: God Mode in Windows 7

PostBy: ceccil On: Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:21 pm

That works pretty well. I'm using Vista 32 bit and even though it says it will work fine using the 32 bit system, it did crash at one point. :? Had to restart. It's kind of neat to have everything in one place. :D

Jeff
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, Harman
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Re: God Mode in Windows 7

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:44 pm

KEWL! I like it :punk: :up:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice


Re: God Mode in Windows 7

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:43 pm

My wife gave me a laptop for CHRISTmas. It has windows 7 in it. It is 4 gigabite and 64 bit. I don't know what that is, but I can't play any newer games on it. :bang: :mad3: It doesn't help being computer illiterate. One day I will learn how to use this contraption. It is like having a cd player in 1979. It's state of the art but they don't make cd's yet.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
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Re: God Mode in Windows 7

PostBy: mozz On: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:30 pm

Can't get it to work on Vista32. Are you making a folder on the desktop?
mozz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam

Re: God Mode in Windows 7

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:27 pm

mozz wrote:Can't get it to work on Vista32. Are you making a folder on the desktop?

Running Vista32. Yes, I just created a new folder on the desktop, and renamed it
GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
The icon immediately changes, and all the conrols appear inside. Sooooo cool :dancing:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: God Mode in Windows 7

PostBy: mozz On: Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:07 pm

Got it working now,pretty cool. I'm sure the newspapers or some politician is now going to compare Bill Gates to God or the Beatles or something.
mozz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam

Re: God Mode in Windows 7

PostBy: Horace On: Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:17 pm

Richard S. wrote:
The trick is also said to work in Windows Vista, although some are warning that although it works fine in 32-bit versions of Vista, it can cause 64-bit versions of that operating system to crash.


Not just CAN cause a crash, but WILL. It puts Explorer in an endless loop of crashing and restarting. Had to reboot in safe-mode/command prompt, recall all of the DOS commands from the dim recesses of my mind, then delete the directory. If you're using Vista 64 DO NOT DO THIS!
Horace
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman ST8-VF8 / Frankenstove

Re: God Mode in Windows 7

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:25 pm

Horace wrote:
Richard S. wrote:
The trick is also said to work in Windows Vista, although some are warning that although it works fine in 32-bit versions of Vista, it can cause 64-bit versions of that operating system to crash.


Not just CAN cause a crash, but WILL. It puts Explorer in an endless loop of crashing and restarting. Had to reboot in safe-mode/command prompt, recall all of the DOS commands from the dim recesses of my mind, then delete the directory. If you're using Vista 64 DO NOT DO THIS!


This ^^

That was real fun deleting the dos tree to that looooooooooooong file name. :mad:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska 140

Re: God Mode in Windows 7

PostBy: Horace On: Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:06 pm

Black_And_Blue wrote:That was real fun deleting the dos tree to that looooooooooooong file name. :mad:


Exactly! Took me forever to remember the command to delete a directory ... not Delete, but remove. (rd c:\users\ etc...) Stuff like this always makes me wonder how people who didn't grow up with computers as I did or who never learned how to navigate through a command prompt would handle something like this. Complete restore from the OS disc? Take it to someone? Even safe mode was fouled.
Horace
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman ST8-VF8 / Frankenstove

Re: God Mode in Windows 7

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:53 am

I don't dare attempt this with mine! I have the WORST luck when it comes to these damn computers ... :crazy:

I just got this one in June, & it's already starting all the little quirks that my old one had ... namely, the gradual slooooow down that no amount of cleaning/deleting/defragging will fix.

I'd really enjoy filling it with some explosives, but I sort of need it.
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: God Mode in Windows 7

PostBy: acesover On: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:37 am

Use composition B for better fragmentation.
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Re: God Mode in Windows 7

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:33 pm

:D :yes: :blowup:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: God Mode in Windows 7

PostBy: wlape3 On: Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:39 pm

Horace wrote:
Black_And_Blue wrote:That was real fun deleting the dos tree to that looooooooooooong file name. :mad:


Exactly! Took me forever to remember the command to delete a directory ... not Delete, but remove. (rd c:\users\ etc...) Stuff like this always makes me wonder how people who didn't grow up with computers as I did or who never learned how to navigate through a command prompt would handle something like this. Complete restore from the OS disc? Take it to someone? Even safe mode was fouled.


If your Windows 7 disk is bootable you can do a repair or reload. You might even be able to use a restore point.
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air

Re: God Mode in Windows 7

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:48 pm

:doh: That's what I get for posting without reading the title! :roll:

I have Vista, 64-bit. My second hard drive is a copy ... I suppose I could wipe everything out & start over. :|
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler