Suddenly we are hearing of this “God Mode” every time a new version of Windows is released – From Windows 7 to Windows 11 now! We want to believe … believe in anything good about a new OS …and Windows now has … gasp… a GodMode! I’m sorry to spoil the party but the so-called Windows GodMode is nothing but a Master Control Panel and worked in Windows Vista too.
Woah, you should see Digg, Twitter and most of the social networking sites… going ballistic about the Windows GodMode … talking as though it had just made a divine appearance!
The “God Mode” worked in Windows Vista too. It was posted in Neowin in 2008 and the credit for it afaik goes to my MVP colleague & TWCF Mod Ramesh Kumar, who when he did not have a blog then, had posted about it, way back on WinVistaClub, (post now moved here) along with a FIX if things went wrong in Windows Vista x64.
But sure, one must credit whoever coined the term GodMode, it definitely catches your attention and sounds much better than … yawn … Master Control Panel.
But hey, who cares, lets celebrate and spread the word … Windows has a “new secret” God Mode!
TIP: The List of CLSID to open Windows Special Folders & the secret BEHIND the Windows “God Mode” may interest you.
UPDATE- 4th Jan 2010:
1. Happy to see Chron/Techblog set the records straight.
2. Also see Ed Botts take on this.