The so-called God Mode in Windows 7 has created enough hoopla amongst the techies. to keep you busy with more such features in Windows 7, Steven Sinofsky, Windows division president, has provided CNET with a further list of strings that unlock a variety of other developer control panels for Windows 7.

The strings are implemented in exactly the same way as the ‘God Mode.’ Here is the list so you can get to fiddling with settings:

{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33} – Regional Settings
{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428} – Fingerprint Readers and Biometrics
{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D} – Power Management
{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} – Notification Area Settings
{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70} – Windows Credentials
{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4} – Programs from network or online
{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} – Windows Programs for Tasks
{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43} – tlb files
{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87} – Wireless Network Order
{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D} – Network
{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} – Computer
{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} – Printers and Faxes
{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B} – Manage RemoteApp and Desktop Connections
{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423} – Firewall
{62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0} – (didn’t work)
{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC} – Performance

And, as a reminder, to create the Godmode folder itself, use this string:

{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} – God Mode

This is actually quite interesting! I always wondered how Windows handled “special” folders like My Computer, Recycle Bin and such but never bothered to explore.

When I explored further, I found this article on MSDN which gives a complete list of strings (which are referred to as GUIDs).

Again, use these at your own risk.


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