How to activate God Mode in Windows 11

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As on previous versions of the system, Windows 11 has a “God Mode”. This option gives you quick access to advanced operating system features, but it is not enabled by default. Here’s how to get there.

the Windows God Mode, it’s a bit like a Swiss army knife dedicated to the operating system. This “shortcut” allows you to access all of the OS settings. Thanks to it, you can perform all the management, control and customization tasks of Windows 11. A very useful tool for Windows 11 which is full of innovations of all kinds

Note also, God Mode is not really new. We were already using it under Windows 7, a version of the operating system released in… 2009! And since then, God Mode has never left Microsoft’s operating system. If it is therefore found in Windows 8, Windows 8.1, we also benefit from the God Mode in Windows 10, as well as in Windows 11 (discussed here).

On the other hand, although God Mode is indeed present in the operating system without the slightest addition of software, it is not enabled by default (this was already the case on previous editions of the OS). It is therefore necessary to make it accessible. Here is how to take advantage of it with a simple small change in the registry.

How to activate the God Mode of Windows 11?

To access the God Mode of Windows 11, it’s relatively simple. Note in passing that the handling is exactly the same as that necessary for old versions of the OS. If you updated from Windows 10 to Windows 11, there is every chance that God Mode is already available on your PC. Otherwise, do the following:

  1. From the Windows 11 Desktop, Click with the right button in an empty space
  2. Select option New, then opt for Case
    Windows 11 God Mode 01
  3. Give your new folder the following name: GodMode. {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
    Windows 11 God Mode 02
  4. The folder icon then changes shape. This is the shortcut to God Mode
  5. Therefore, by double-clicking on this shortcut to God Mode, you can quickly access all of Windows 11’s settings, whether they are the simplest or the most advanced settings.
    Windows 11 God Mode 03

What is Windows 11 God Mode for?

God Mode gives you access to dozens of settings related to your configuration. See it as an XXL power control panel. Thanks to it, you have the possibility of accessing in a double-click all the customization tools, network management or even OS settings. These tools are grouped into the following different categories:

  • Task bar and navigation
  • Synchronization center
  • Network and Sharing Center
  • BitLocker Drive Encryption
  • Keyboard
  • User accounts
  • RemoteApp and Remote Desktop Connection
  • Date and hour
  • Work files
  • Storage spaces
  • Automatic execution
  • Color management
  • Identification manager
  • File history
  • Power Options
  • Ergonomic options
  • Indexing options
  • File Explorer Options
  • Internet options
  • Windows Tools
  • Windows Defender Firewall
  • Peripherals and Printers
  • Fonts
  • Programs and Features
  • Speech Recognition
  • Region
  • Problem resolution
  • Backup and restore (Windows 7)
  • Security and maintenance
  • His
  • Mouse
  • System
  • Telephone and modem

All these features are usually accessible in submenus of the application. Settings or Control panel. You will therefore find them here in one and the same window, no need to search. Even if some are outdated (Telephone and modem, really?), Almost all of them are essential for those who wish to tune their PC to the smallest detail. One wonders why Microsoft never wanted to activate God Mode by default?