I am looking for a way to enable God-Mode in Windows 8, does anyone know how to do this or is it even possible?

It's a trick that lets you access all system's controls in one folder.


You just do the same on Windows 8.

  1. Go to Desktop.
  2. Create a new folder.
  3. Rename it to GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
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    This is really cool – Caleb Jares Oct 29 '12 at 17:30
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    Or even "ILikePuppies.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}" See this. – Guerrero Oct 29 '12 at 22:14
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    It doesn't matter what it's called as long as it ends in .{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} (WITH leading period (.)) – Sylvester Oct 30 '12 at 4:49
  • It also doesn't matter where it is. I prefer not to have anything on the desktop. – Jon Crowell Nov 2 '12 at 6:04
  • Regardless of what you use before the GUID (ILikePuppies, GodMode, etc.)... create it in or move it to the \Windows folder, then create a shortcut (Send to Desktop) and rename that to whatever you want. No need to look at that GUID all the time. – b w Apr 3 '13 at 14:01

There is a built in God mode, from the Start Screen type settings

you will get a selection on the right, select settings , there will be 90 or more settings available. Use the scroll bar at the bottom to see all of them

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    Search for just a and you get 294! :/ – Graham Wager Oct 29 '12 at 17:40
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    Start screen search is very powerful tool overlooked by most. – Moab Oct 29 '12 at 17:53
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    Or search for anything you would have searched in the "god mode" folder. It's exactly the same list. – Joey Oct 30 '12 at 8:37

A lot of Administrative tools can be accessed by pressing Win + X.

  • @Lucifer, thanks for the edit, I was on my mobile device when answering :) – SilverViper Oct 30 '12 at 15:39
  • That's actually accessible with left-clicking the bottom left corner. It has most of what pne needs from a classic start menu, programs excluded. If it only had that, start menu would be unneeded. – j riv Jan 25 '13 at 20:22

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