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    Windows 7 - God Mode

    To enter "GodMode," one need only create a new folder and then rename the folder to exactly the following:
    GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

    Once that is done, the folder's icon will change to resemble a control panel and will contain dozens of control options. I'm not sure it's my idea of playing God, but it is a handy way to get to all kinds of controls.
    Not tried it myself .. but several other seem to have.

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    Works as documented, however, it doesn't give you access to anything you can't find from the GUI.
    The benefit is that everything is now in the same place


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    It works in W7 Enterprise


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    cooo ... I have my windows7 machine here .... might try it and see what else I can mess up on the machine!


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    In case you're wondering what it looks like...


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    My vote for most useful post of the day

    While we're on the Win 7 subject...

    I'm in the process of changing from evaluation copies to full versions, the first computer was fine as it was a full home premium version, the 2nd, however, is going to be an upgrade from XP.

    From what I understand I will have to remove the Win 7 evaluation copy (i.e. format drive partition) then reinstall Win XP before performing the upgrade.

    The question is, if I need to do a re-install of Win 7 in the future will I need to go through the XP install again or will activation/registration allow a straight install using the upgrade disk?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoob:
    My vote for most useful post of the day

    While we're on the Win 7 subject...

    I'm in the process of changing from evaluation copies to full versions, the first computer was fine as it was a full home premium version, the 2nd, however, is going to be an upgrade from XP.

    From what I understand I will have to remove the Win 7 evaluation copy (i.e. format drive partition) then reinstall Win XP before performing the upgrade.

    The question is, if I need to do a re-install of Win 7 in the future will I need to go through the XP install again or will activation/registration allow a straight install using the upgrade disk?
    I was in the same boat as you. I searched around the interweb and I found a way of not having to do this. Involves playing around with just two settings.

    Give me some time and I'll forward you the link.

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    Windows XP can't be upgraded to 7.
    The only upgrade path is from Vista to 7.
    However, it's always better to clean install.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2020:
    Windows XP can't be upgraded to 7.
    The only upgrade path is from Vista to 7.
    However, it's always better to clean install.
    In terms of licensing you can "upgrade" from XP, it involves a clean install but, as you also suggest is the better option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoob:
    In terms of licensing you can "upgrade" from XP, it involves a clean install but, as you also suggest is the better option.
    Thing is if you have already installed Win7 RC, to go by the "official" route, you will have to reinstall Win XP and then put in the upgrade DVD. It will then do a clean install of Win7.

    What I did was on my Win7 RC, I just upgraded it to Win7 Pro using the upgrade DVD, after making a few changes to the ISO. Result was that the RC went and I have Win7 Pro installed, and no real changes made to my existing Win7 install (apart from making it Pro from RC).

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