I have been using Windows 8 as my secondary operating system with Ubuntu for a long time now and sometimes I find Windows 8 a bit confusing in terms of finding the settings and control panel. There are many windows which are to be opened to get into the main settings area. There was the God Mode feature in Windows Vista and Windows 7 when I used to use it where I had the control over all the settings in the operating system in a single window itself. I tried this method on Windows 8 and it worked out. Well if you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8 you can use this method and have better control over your PC/Laptop.

Related Read: Guide to Install Windows 8 on VirtualBox

What is God Mode?

It is a folder when opened will show you the control panels of the whole system, whatever settings you want to change you can just click on this folder and you will have the options in the folder, you don’t have to search for control panel and then go deeper into it for more options, as usually we tend to do.


God-mode

How to get God Mode in Windows 8?

  • Right click on your desktop, select new and then Folder
  • Name the folder as GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
  • As soon as you press on enter the folder icon will become identical to the control panel icon with folder name as GodMode
  • Double click and open it
  • That’s it, now you have access to your whole operating system from a single folder

You can also maybe use it to prank your friends, also all the guys who love gaming and know from where the name comes will love to do this. Have fun!

 

Ajit Pillai is a tech enthusiast who loves to root and flash Android devices and jailbreak iPhones. He loves to get hands dirty with all major operating systems. You can reach him on Twitter @4jit

 
 
 
 
  • Barefoot!

    Just a note? (observation?) On the ‘start’ tiles page, if you ‘mouse-over’ to the top right corner of the screen, there is a fly-out that has a magnifying glass for search, and settings at the bottom! When you go to settings, you’ll notice the second item is “tiles”! when you enter tiles, the first thing encountered is a ‘slide-switch’ that activates administrative tool icons on the tiles start page!
    I don’t recommend this for everyone as kids don’t need to be playing with your stuff! Right?