How to enter Windows 10 'God Mode'

Jan 07, 2020 at 03:00 pm by Warlord720

How to enter Windows 10 'God Mode'

Windows 10 has evolved into a somewhat stable and dependable operating system. Yes... you read that right... now to the caveats.  

Sure Windows 10 update has denigrated into a joke, but we all know how wide the hardware spectrum is out there in userland. It's tough for anyone to update or change anything without it affecting someone else in the OS ecosphere. 

Windows 10 has bricked many a system including some of yours truly. Two in one update last year but because I continually back up there was no data loss. Just time, hair and aggravation at Microsoft in general. 

When those scenarios popup and Windows lets you down all I have to do to maintain a bit of balance is remember how bad Windows95 and WindowsME could be. I mean come on... we were all Microsoft tech experts back then. We had to be to deal with Windows. Windows 10 older siblings have trashed so many systems some of us made a living off of it.  

Was it all necessary? Probably not had someone actually grasped the entirety of the OS but few do, including this grizzled old user. That meant a lot of reformatting, reloading and driver battle royals to see who was going to come out on top. Sometimes Uncle Bill won that battle. Most times we just wiped, reloaded and prayed this was the last time.  

Back then... it NEVER was the last time. 

Windows 10 god mode
The newly created app will be an explorer window with a lot of tools in one place.

Just like a lot of Windows 10 users I have a lot of uptime now. So much in fact that I have no idea how to fix a lot of Windows 10 -elated problems anymore. Toss in a computer with an … make that baditude...  and we're scurrying off to Google-land for the answers no matter how poor they may be. Those types of answers ALWAYS come up first it seems.  

Question: Windows 10 unable to fix or assign IP address.  

Answer: Reboot and try again. 

Reply: Didn't help 

Answer: Download this tool and show us an impossibly long and extremely cryptic error code. 

Reply: I get Error Code (whatever). 

Answer: What? Do you think we know what the error codes mean??? 

Reply: Then why did you ask for it? 

Answer: We were hoping you would give up and close the thread. 

Once you get past those types of answers, you might actually get the info you need. Then comes the real million-dollar question: 

Where in Windows 10 do I go to do this “thing” that I now know how to do? 

While I appreciate anyone taking time to answer a question, some forget to add that little bit of info that tells you WHERE to initiate the process. I've been guilty of that in tutorials. It's an easy trap to fall into. We answer with the process but not how to get to or start the process. 

Windows 10 god mode
The shortcuts/tools/settings are grouped and easy to find.

Now that I've told you all that. I will tell you about God Mode in Windows 10, which is a collection of handy tools in one place.  

What we will do is create a desktop folder then rename it which will magically turn it into an app with a new icon.  Click on the new icon that replaced the folder you just created and you will see the god mode window popup. 

(Required legalese: while this is a simple, basic procedure you do so at your own risk)  

  1. Create a new desktop folder. 
  1. Rename the newly created folder to “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}” and the folder will become an icon that you can then click to open. 

That's it. You are now in God Mode but be careful. Some of those tools at your fingertips can be dangerous if you have no experience with them hence the aforementioned legalese.  

If, when you open this tool, its contents completely baffle you then perhaps it's best to close it, sweep under the rug and never speak of it again (no, this isn't a shot at anyone... just common sense).

On the other hand, you might actually smile when you see all these tools in one place.  

M.D. McCallum, aka WarLord, is an international award-winning commercial graphics artist, 3D animator, published author, project director, and webmaster with a freelance career that spans over 20 years.  Now retired, M.D. is currently working part-time on writing and select character development projects. You can learn more about MD on his website. 

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