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Windows: “God Mode”

August 10th, 2015 No comments

GodMode is a folder that brings together a long list of customization settings allowing you to change all your settings from one place.

To turn on God Mode, create a new folder on your desktop (or anywhere you’d like) and name it:

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Additional hidden control options:

  • Action Center.{BB64F8A7-BEE7-4E1A-AB8D-7D8273F7FDB6}
  • Backup and Restore.{B98A2BEA-7D42-4558-8BD1-832F41BAC6FD}
  • Biometric Devices.{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}
  • Credential Manager.{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}
  • Default Location.{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}
  • Devices and Printers.{A8A91A66-3A7D-4424-8D24-04E180695C7A}
  • Display.{C555438B-3C23-4769-A71F-B6D3D9B6053A}
  • HomeGroup.{67CA7650-96E6-4FDD-BB43-A8E774F73A57}
  • Location and Other Sensors.{E9950154-C418-419e-A90A-20C5287AE24B}
  • Notification Area Icons.{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
  • Recovery.{9FE63AFD-59CF-4419-9775-ABCC3849F861}
  • RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}
  • Speech Recognition.{58E3C745-D971-4081-9034-86E34B30836A}
  • Troubleshooting.{C58C4893-3BE0-4B45-ABB5-A63E4B8C8651}
  • Administrative Tools.{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153}
  • All .NET Frameworks and COM Libraries.{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}
  • All Tasks (Control Panel).{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
  • AutoPlay.{9C60DE1E-E5FC-40f4-A487-460851A8D915}
  • BitLocker Drive Encryption.{D9EF8727-CAC2-4e60-809E-86F80A666C91}
  • Computer Folder.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
  • Default Programs.{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}
  • Ease of Access Center.{D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A}
  • Font Settings.{93412589-74D4-4E4E-AD0E-E0CB621440FD}
  • Get Programs.{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}
  • Manage Wireless Networks.{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}
  • Network and Sharing Center.{8E908FC9-BECC-40f6-915B-F4CA0E70D03D}
  • Network Connections.{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}
  • Network Folder.{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
  • Parental Controls.{96AE8D84-A250-4520-95A5-A47A7E3C548B}
  • Performance Information and Tools.{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}
  • Personalization.{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}
  • Power Options.{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}
  • Programs and Features.{7b81be6a-ce2b-4676-a29e-eb907a5126c5}
  • Sync Center.{9C73F5E5-7AE7-4E32-A8E8-8D23B85255BF}
  • System.{BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE}
  • User Accounts.{60632754-c523-4b62-b45c-4172da012619}
  • Windows Firewall.{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}
  • Windows SideShow.{E95A4861-D57A-4be1-AD0F-35267E261739}
  • Windows Update.{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}

 

Disable Windows Hibernate

August 28th, 2014 No comments

1.Open a command prompt with administrative privileges and execute following command:

powercfg.exe -h off

more info:

Is process a member of the Administrators local group

January 29th, 2011 No comments

The CheckTokenMembership function determines whether a specified security identifier (SID) is enabled in an access token.

/*
Routine Description: This routine returns TRUE if the caller's
process is a member of the Administrators local group. Caller is NOT
expected to be impersonating anyone and is expected to be able to
open its own process and process token.
Arguments: None.
Return Value:
TRUE - Caller has Administrators local group.
FALSE - Caller does not have Administrators local group.
*/
BOOL IsUserAdmin(void)
{
 BOOL bResult;
 SID_IDENTIFIER_AUTHORITY NtAuthority = SECURITY_NT_AUTHORITY;
 PSID AdministratorsGroup;
 bResult = AllocateAndInitializeSid(&NtAuthority, 2, SECURITY_BUILTIN_DOMAIN_RID,
                                    DOMAIN_ALIAS_RID_ADMINS, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,
                                    &AdministratorsGroup);
 if(bResult)
 {
  if(!CheckTokenMembership(NULL, AdministratorsGroup, &bResult))
  {
   bResult = FALSE;
  }
  FreeSid(AdministratorsGroup);
 }
 return(bResult);
}

MSDN

Customize the Windows 7 “Send To” Menu

January 16th, 2010 No comments

To get to the SendTo folder, you’ll need to open up an Explorer window, and then paste in the following to the address bar.

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

%APPDATA% is an environment variable that actually maps to something like C:\users\<username>\AppData\Roaming.

Also, common “SendTo” menu is located here: C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

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Windows 7 Hotkeys

December 13th, 2009 No comments
  • Windows Key + Tab = Aero Switch (keep holding Windows key and press Tab to cycle)
  • Windows Key + E = Windows Explorer
  • Windows Key + R = Run Command
  • Windows Key + F = Search
  • Windows Key + X = Mobility Center
  • Windows Key + L = Lock Computer
  • Windows Key + U = Ease of Access
  • Windows Key + P = Projector
  • Windows Key + T = Cycle Superbar Items
  • Windows Key + S = OneNote Screen Clipping Tool (requires OneNote)
  • Windows Key + M = Minimize All Windows
  • Windows Key + D = Show/Hide Desktop
  • Windows Key + Up = Maximize Current Window
  • Windows Key + Down = Restore Down / Minimize Current Windows
  • Windows Key + Left = Dock Current Window to the Left
  • Windows Key + Right = Dock Current Windows to the Right
  • Windows Key + ‘+’ = Magnifier
  • Windows Key + Shift + Right = Moves Current Window to the Monitor on the Right
  • Windows Key + Shift + Left = Moves Current Window to the Monitor on the Left
  • Windows Key + [1-9] = Launches the corresponding program in the superbar (going left to right)
  • Windows Key + Pause = Open System Info

Additional:

Windows XP Mode

December 1st, 2009 No comments

Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC, available on Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate, allow you to run multiple Windows environments, such as Windows XP Mode, from your Windows 7 desktop.

77 Windows 7 Tips

October 9th, 2009 No comments

Windows 7 may be Microsoft’s most anticipated product ever. It builds on Windows Vista’s positives, and eliminates many of that OS’s negatives. It adds new functionality, too—all in a package that is less resource-hungry than its predecessor.

And whether or not you’re upgrading from Vista or skipping it altogether and moving up from Windows XP, you’ll need to know how to make the most of it in your environment. Here are 77 tips and tricks to get you there.

My Environment

September 16th, 2009 Comments off

Windows 8

Windows

Windows Update

Windows Utilities

  • the-sz.com – Office Applications, Network Applications and Development Tools.
  • MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition 9
  • Fiddler (The free web debugging proxy for any browser, system or platform)
  • PC-Wizard – is a powerful utility designed especially for detection of hardware, but also some more analysis. It’s able to identify a large scale of system components and supports the latest technologies and standards. This tool is periodically updated (usually once per month) in order to provide most accurate results.
  • BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk, and easily guards your privacy.
  • Manage it! Is a new, portable, easy way to manage your computer. Changes registry, setting timer for shutdown, etc. *Manage It! is new version of MSV System Utilities.
  • UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD.
  • Inobitec DICOM Viewer – Просмотрщик медицинских снимков

Recovery Tools

  • TestDisk is powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software: certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.
  • MHDD.RU – лаборатория восстановления данных
  • PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures (thus the Photo Recovery name) from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the file system and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media’s file system has been severely damaged or reformatted.
  • FreeRecover is a free file recovery program for NTFS drives. It allows you to search though and preview deleted files to find lost data. It also estimates the integrity of the deleted files, as well as retrieves their original file paths.
  • SystemRescueCd is a Linux system rescue disk available as a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash.

Ubuntu

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