Enable “Secret” Godmode on Windows 7 or 8.1

Have you ever wondered if there are any secret Windows 7 features? Most games have a godmode, something that will enable all cheats and features. Windows 7 too. This is going to be a brief tutorial that will allow you to enable the secret godmode in Windows 7.

Windows 7 Godmode

Windows 8 Users

Windows 8 users can just as easily use the Godmode feature by creating a folder with the name GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

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Download Windows 7 Godmode

The “Monster” Control Panel

The godmode will enable the “Monster control panel” that includes all functions and is quite large. See below for specific codes to create specific links.

1. Step Create a new folder (right-click and click on “New Folder”). Right-click on the folder and click on rename, copy and paste this:


How to enable Windows 7 Godmode

2. Step This folder will now be a shortcut to the Windows 7 godmode.The godmode allows you to quickly access many Windows 7 functions via a GUI.

Specific Godmode Codes

There are other codes for specific features and functions. The “monster control panel” above will give you the complete list of all features at once, but that list is quite lengthy so you might want to create multiple, smaller and specific links:

Important: To use the codes below you have to insert the word “Godmode.” before the code and then insert the complete string as the folder name.

Example: Godmode.{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}

Control panel features Code
Enter a default location. {00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}
Use biometric devices with Windows. {0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}
Select a power plan. {025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}
Select which icons and notifications appear on taskbar. {05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
Store credentials for automatic logon. {1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}
Install a program from the network. {15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}
Choose the programs that Windows uses by default. {17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}
Assembly Cache Viewer. {1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}
Manage wireless networks. {1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}
Network. {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
Computer. {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
Devices and Printers. {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}
RemoteApp and Desktop Connections. {241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}
Windows Firewall. {4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}
Windows Explorer. {62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0}
System. {78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}

Print Godmode List

This is going to be a complete list of all Windows 7 functions that you can access via the godmode. I recommend to print it.


Action Center

Change Customer Experience Improvement Program settings
Change User Account Control setting
Check security status
Choose how to check for solutions
Choose how to report problems
Fix problems with your computer
Restore your computer to an earlier time
Review your computer’s status and resolve issues
View all problem reports
View messages about your computer
View recommended actions to keep Windows running smoothly
View reliability history
View solutions to problems
View the Microsoft error reporting privacy statement online

Administrative Tools

Create and format hard disk partitions
Defragment your hard drive
Diagnose your computer’s memory problems
Edit group policy
How to add new hardware
Schedule tasks
Set up data sources (ODBC)
Set up iSCSI initiator
View event logs
View local services


Change default settings for media or devices
Play CD’s or other media automatically
Start ot stop using autoplay for all media and devices

Backup and Restore

Back up your computer
Restore data, files, or computer from backup

BitLocker Drive Encryption

manage BitLocker
Protect your computer by encrypting data on your disk

Color Management

Change advanced color management settings for display, scanners, and printers

Credential Manager

Manage Windows credential

Date and Time

Add clocks for different time zones
Automatically adjust for daylight saving time
Change the time zone
Set the time and date

Default Program

Make a file type always open in a specific program
Set your default programs

Desktop Gadgets

Add gadgets to the desktop
Add the Clock gadget to the desktop
Get more gadgets online Restore desktop gadgets installed with Windows
Uninstall a gadget
View list of running gadgets

Device Manager

Update device drivers

Devices and Printers

Add a device
Add a printer
Change default printer
Change device installation settings
Device Manager
Scan a document or picture
Set up USB game controllers
View devices and printers
View scanners and cameras


Adjust ClearType text
Adjust screen resolution
Calibrate display color
Change display settings
Change screen orientation
Connect to a projector
Connect to an external display
How to correct monitor flicker (refresh rate)
Make text and other items larger or smaller
Set up computer to use multiple monitors
View the name of the video card

Ease of Access Center

Accomodate learning abilities
Accomodate low vision
Change how your keyboard works
Change how your mouse works
Change the Narrator voice
Control the computer without the mouse or keyboard
Hear a tone when keys are pressed
Hear text read aloud with Narrator
Ignore repeated keystrokes using FilterKeys
Let Windows suggest Ease of Access settings
Magnify portions of the screen using Magnifier
Move the pointer with the keypad using MouseKeys
Optimize for blindness
Optimize visual display
Press key combinations one at a time
Replace sounds with visual cues
Turn High Contrast on or off
Turn Magnifier on or off
Turn off automatic window arrangement
Turn off background images
Turn off unnecessary animations
Turn on easy access keys
Turn On-Screen keyboard on or off
Use audio description for video
Use screen reader
View current accessibility settings

Folder Options

Change search options for files and folders
Change the file type associated with a file extension
Show hidden files and folders
Show or hide file extensions
Specify single- or double-click to open


Change Font Settings
Preview, delete, or show and hide fonts
View installed fonts

Getting Started

Find out what’s new in Windows 7
Go online to find out what’s new in Windows 7
Go online to get Windows Live Essentials
Transfer files from another computer


Choose homegroup and sharing options
Share printers

Indexing Options

Change how WIndows searches

Internet Options

Block or allows third-party cookies
Change security settings
Change temporary Internet file settings
Configure proxy server
Delete cookies or temporary files
Enable or disable session cookies


Change cursor blink rate
Check keyboard status

Location and Other Sensors

Enable location and other sensors
Enter a default location
View location activity


Change how the mouse pointer looks
Change how the mouse pointer looks when it’s moving
Change mouse click settings
Change mouse settings
Change mouse wheel settings
Change the mouse pointer display or speed
Customize the mouse buttons
Make it easier to see the mouse pointer

Network and Sharing Center

Add a wireless device to the network
Change People Near Me settings
Connect to a network
Identify and repaid network problems
Manage advanced sharing settings
Manage saved networks
Manage wireless networks
Media streaming options
Set up a connection or network
Set up a dial-up connection
Set up a virtual private network (VPS) connection
Set up an ad hoc (computer-to-computer) network
Sign in or out of People NEar Me
View network computers and devices
View network connections
View network status and tasks

Notification Area Icons

Customize icons on the taskbar
Remove icons from notification area (system tray) on the desktop
SHow or hide clock icon on the taskbar
Show or hide inactive icons on the taskbar
Show or hide the notification area on the taskbar
Show or hide volume (speaker) icon on the taskbar

Parental Controls

Set up parental controls for any user

Performance Information and Tools

Check the WIndows Experience Index
Free up disk space by deleting unnecessary files
Learn how to use your storage device to speed up your computer
Use tools to improve performance


Change desktop background
Change screen saver
Change the theme
Change window colors and metrics
CHange windows glass colors
Enable or disable transparent glass on windows
Get more themes online
Lock the computer when I leave it alone for a period of time
Personalize your computer
Set screen saver password
Show or hide common icons on the desktop
Turn screen saver on or off

Phone and Mode

Set up dialing rules

Power Options

Change power-saving settings
Change what the power buttons do
Change when the computer sleeps
Choose a power plan
Choose when to turn off display
Edit power plan
Require a password when the computer wakes

Programs and Features

Add or remove programs
Change or remove a program
How to install a program
Run programs made for previous versions of Windows
Show which programs are installed on your computer
Turn Windows features on or off
Uninstall a program
View installed updates


Restore your computer or reinstall Windows

Region and Language

Change display language
Change keyboards or other input methods
Change location
Change the date, time , or number format
Change the languages used for partially translated menus and dialogs
Change the way currency is displayed
Change the way dates and lists are displayed
Change the way measurements are displayed
Change the way time is displayed
Install or uninstall display languages

RemoteApp and Desktop Connections

Set up a new connection with RemoteApp and Desktop Connections


Adjust system volume
Change sound card settings
Change system sounds
Manage audio devices

Speech Recognition

Change text to speech settings
Set up a microphone
Start speech recognition

Sync Center

Encrypt your offline files
Manage disk space used by your offline files
Manage offline files
Resolve sync conflicts
Sync with other computers, mobile devices or network folders
View sync results


Activate Windows
Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows
Allow remote access to your computer
Allow Remote Assistance invitations to be sent from this computer
Change workgroup name
Check processor speed
Configure advanced user profile properties
Create a restore point
Device Manager
Edit environment variables for your account
Edit the system environment variables
How to change the size of virtual memory
Join a domain
Rename this computer
Restore system files and settings from a restore point
See the name of this computer
Select users who can use remote desktop
Show how much RAM is on this computer
Show which operating system your computer is running
Show which workgroup this computer is on
View advanced system settings
View running processes with Task Manager

Taskbar and Start Menu

Auto-hide the taskbar
Customize the Start menu
Customize the taskbar
Find missing Start menu
Group similar windows on the taskbar
Lock or unlock the taskbar
Organize Start menu
Restore Start menu defaults
Turn toolbars on the taskbar on or off
What happened to the Quick Launch toolbar?


Find and fix audio playback problems
Find and fix audio recording problems
Find and fix networking and connections problems
Find and fix printing problems
Find and fix problems
Find and fix problems with devices
Find and fix problems with homegroup
FInd and fix problems with transparency and other visual effects
Find and fix problems with Windows Search
Perform recommended maintenance tasks automatically
Record steps to reproduce a problem
Troubleshooting History

User Accounts

Add or remove user accounts
Change your account picture
Change your Windows password
Create a password reset disk
Create administrator account
Create an account
Create or remove account password
Create standard user account
Link online IDs
Make changes to accounts
Manage file encryption certificates
Manage network passwords
Turn guest account on or off

Windows CardSpace

Manage Information Card that are used to log on to online services

Windows Defender

Scan for spyware and other potentially unwanted software

Windows Firewall

Allow a program through Windows Firewall
Check firewall status

Windows Update

Check for updates
Turn automatic updating on or off

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19 Responses to Enable “Secret” Godmode on Windows 7 or 8.1

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    4X4 said:

    This works in Vista too.

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Johan said:

    You can also type what you want before the “.”:


    or then



  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Thanks for letting us know Johan. Definitely handy!

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Robert said:

    Hate to be a stick-in-the-mud, but as 4×4 said, “Godmode” is simply the Master Control Panel – it was available in Vista, too.

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Ali said:

    Thanks Oliver…
    I really should say thanks alot for your help.
    how can I make use of that?
    in other words,
    what are benefits of -godmode-
    waiting your reply
    thanks alot

  6. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    @Robert yep it was available in Vista too, but not many people know about it althought it’s quite useful.

    @Ali For me it’s pretty useful, you can control a lot of things from just one control panel. You will find many advanced settings here.

    Some good ones are for example
    “View List of running gadgets”
    “Connect to a projector”
    “Media streaming options”

    There are plenty of handy shortcuts. Best of all, you can then go ahead and right-click on entries that you find useful and create a shortcut to your desktop. Can be a real time-saver imo.

  7. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    John said:

    Great little device! Thanks

  8. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sukirno said:

    Thank for your tips Oliver ….
    Very good …

  9. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Fade said:

    Doesn’t work on windows vista 64 home , it crashes ur explorer.exe

  10. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Chris said:

    Here are the instructions for removing the GodMode folder if setup on 64bit Vista.


  11. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    BW said:

    It’s not a secret, it’s part of the backend of windows search.
    When you perform a search from the start menu the words are checked against the keywords of the items this folder displays.

    It’s not the only one.
    You however do not need to create a folder to access it. Just paste “shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}” into a run box (or the address bar of a folder window, or the search box of the state menu) and hit enter. At which point a window should spring up named “All Tasks”.

    BTW there are others of these, and there are many UUIDs that you can run with “shell:”. Even without a tablet PC you can still access the hidden control panel applet with “shell:::{80F3F1D5-FECA-45F3-BC32-752C152E456E}”. Just keep in mind that if you change the handedness of you menus, you will have to repeat the procedure to get at the applet again as there is no other way (short of discovering the applicable registry entry).

  12. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Xploshin said:

    Hey all.

    Just letting you know, there is more than just the “Control Panel” mode.

    Here is a list:
    Monster Control Panel.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
    Enter a default location.{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}
    Use biometric devices with Windows.{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}
    Select a power plan.{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}
    Select which icons and notifications appear on taskbar.{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
    Store credentials for automatic logon.{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}
    Install a program from the network.{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}
    Choose the programs that Windows uses by default.{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}
    Assembly Cache Viewer.{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}
    Manage wireless networks.{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}
    Devices and Printers.{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}
    RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}
    Windows Firewall.{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}
    Windows Explorer.{62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0}

    You may notice I don’t have any “Godmode” folder.
    Thats because these all are god mode.
    The “Godmode” function you are all talking about is called “Monster control panel, but as ‘Johan’ said, you can put anything you want before the “.”


    Just create a new folder for each, and copy the above names.

    It has been hinted that the ‘Explorer’ one doesn’t work on 7 (I know) so if you fiure it out, please tell us.

  13. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Hi Xploshin

    thanks for the list, I will add them shortly.


  14. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Amelia said:

    Wow-wow! Awesome little trick-thanks so much for going to the trouble of writing this article. I, for one, greatly appreciate it!

  15. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Bob Engelbardt said:

    I notice that after installing GodMode for the Control Panel in Win7, the regular Control Panel on the Start menu no longer works. I also had a blue screen crash so how do I uninstall this feature? Can I just delete the shortcut itself or do I need to modify the Registry?

  16. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Dennis said:

    Bob, there’s something else going on with your computer. I created the “GodMode” folder on my desktop and both it and the regular Control Panel on the Start Menu both still work.

    As far as uninstalling, I don’t think there is such a thing. It’s just a folder on your computer. Delete it and it’s gone. But having or not having a folder on your computer shouldn’t interfere with the Control Panel app.

    FWIW I run Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.

  17. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Yup Dennis is right, it’s simply a link to specific control panel options, so you can’t uninstall it.

  18. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Dave M. said:

    Absolutely love the GodMode folder!

    Just upgraded WinXP to Win7 and am quickly trying to get up to date on all the new features and such with Win7.

    I watch Windows Weekly, but you’ve moved past Windows 7 tips to Windows Phone 7 tips. That’s fine, I’ll probably just start watching the older shows starting with last year about this time since Win7 launched last year about this time. :)

    Thanks for all the great info!


  19. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Brent Rossiter said:

    WoW, it worked!! I got the monster control panel. Awesome. I saw this godmode a year or 2 back, but all “they” said was to name a new folder “Godmode”. I did, and it was eMpTy.
    But… Your copy n paste text; GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} Works. Thanks. Brilliant.

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