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6 Cool Hidden Easter Eggs in Windows 7

Since Easter is right around the corner, check out 6 cool Easter eggs for Windows 7… Happy Easter! 

1. God Mode
This hidden egg will conveniently put hundreds of settings from all over the os into one place.
How?

Create a new folder on your desktop and name it GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
270 items will automatically be added to the folder consisting of every configuarable option in Windows 7.

2. The calculator on windows is as old as time. Not much cool stuff to do with calculators except the cool formulas that we used to do as kids that spelled out funny and bad words when you turned the calculator upside down. Anyways, the Windows 8 calculator actually has a few extra useful tools like unit conversions, (weight, temperature, area etc) and cool worksheets to help you calculate a car’s fuel mileage or a mortgage payment.

3. Having Issues with your computer? Use the Reliability Monitor
The Reliability Monitor allows you to see a graph of your system’s “stability index” over a period of days, weeks, months, and up to even a year. It is then rated on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being not reliable at all and 10 being super reliable, and shows you the specific programs that are causing issues or crashing over a specific period of time.
How? Search for “reliability” in the Start Menu Search and run View Reliability history

4. Need help with something on your computer, like port fowarding, ip camera settings, etc, but remote access tech support isn’t an option? Use the Problem Steps Recorder.
The Problem Steps Recorder will record your computer activities through a series screenshots. The program also automatically adds captions to the screenshots to show exactly where you clicked. You can also add custom comments by clicking the Add Comment button. When you have finished recording, the program will automatically join all of the images together and save the file, conveniently zipped as a MTHML file.

How? Search for “psr” in the Start Menu Search and run the program. Click Start Record and viola!

5. Power Management
My Windows Laptop battery isn’t the greatest, and it usually drives me nuts. I recently found a cool way to diagnose the battery issue and it works like a charm. Power Efficiency Report will quickly report what programs or errors are causing your computers battery to drain quickly.

How? Search for “CMD” in the Start Menu Search. Run it as an admin – right click cmd.exe on the search menu and choose Run as administrator.
From the command prompt type

powercfg -energy

When it is finished you will be presented with a file called energy-report.html in your windowssystems32 folder. Drag the report to your desktop or some other place (it won’t open in the systems32 folder) double click to open and view what may be causing problems in your power management.

6. Pin your favorite folders and programs to the Taskbar.
How?
 Right click any folder, or program – drag to an empty space on your Taskbar and drop it when “Pin to Windows Explorer appears. Now, when you right click on the Windows Explorer button your folders will be easily accessible.

Know any other hidden eggs? Leave them in the comments! Also, be sure to Share, Tweet, Like, Stumblr and all that :)

 

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4 Comments.
  1. joe

    tried GodMode. Nothing happens

    • John

      God Mode is easy.
      1. Create a folder anywhere you want God Mode to reside. Desk top, My Documents, etc…
      2. right click on the folder and rename it GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} Copy this line from the G to the } and make sure you didn’t catch a space at either end. The Folder should change. click on the folder and you are off to a whole new world of stuff you can crash your computer with. :-)

  2. Hey Joe, this explains how to get the “god mode”. It is called the ultimate control panel here:

    http://www.theitcommunity.com/wiki/Create_the_ultimate_control_panel

  3. Nice post its really helpful for any user who want to solve your windows 7 problem.just go through the site .
    Thnaks
    Aalia lyon

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