Posts Tagged ‘Windows 7’

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:


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;
 PSID AdministratorsGroup;
 bResult = AllocateAndInitializeSid(&NtAuthority, 2, SECURITY_BUILTIN_DOMAIN_RID,
                                    DOMAIN_ALIAS_RID_ADMINS, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,
  if(!CheckTokenMembership(NULL, AdministratorsGroup, &bResult))
   bResult = FALSE;


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% 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


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 Shortcuts


  • EmClient (eM Client is a full featured e-mail client. eM Client also offers calendar, tasks, contacts and chat)
  • Notepad2
  • Notepad++
    • Plugin Manager should be installed separately from here
    • Plugins:
      • CS-Script (C# IntelliSense) – Notepad++ plugin for CS-Script integration. It implements a real C# intellisense (similar to MS IntelliSense®) solution based on CS-Script and ICSharpCode.NRefactory/Mono.Cecil;
      • CsvQuery – Enables SQL queries against CSV files;
      • DoxyIt – Generates Doxygen style comment blocks based on function/method definitions;
      • JSON Viewer – Displays the selected JSON string in a tree view;
      • LuaScript – Plugin for Lua scripting capabilities. Provides control over all of Scintilla’s features and options with a light-weight, fully-functional programming language.
      • NppCrypt – encryption/decryption with various block ciphers, hash-algorithms, random-characters, encoding with base-16/32/64
      • NppFTP – allows FTP, FTPS, FTPES and SFTP communications;
      • NppQrCode – it allows to create QR-Code from selected text. Just select the text and push plugin button;
      • Poor Man’s T-Sql Formatter – A simple SQL formatter performing full multi-batch T-SQL formatting (individual statements,
        stored procedures, any DML, any DDL) with numerous formatting options;
      • SQLinForm – formats plain SQL, SQL embedded in Program Code, SQL snippets and SQL Statements with syntax errors. SQLinForm’s Plugin for Notepad++ has a powerful code folding feature and formats your SQL as you Type. It supports all major DB like Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Teradata, Netezza, MySQL, Sybase, MS Access, etc. SQLinForm incorporates its own multi-DB parser engine. No additional software is required;
  • Paint.Net
  • Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot software tool for Windows with the following key features:
    • Quickly create screenshots of a selected region, window or fullscreen; you can even capture complete (scrolling) web pages from Internet Explorer.
    • Easily annotate, highlight or obfuscate parts of the screenshot.
    • Export the screenshot in various ways: save to file, send to printer, copy to clipboard, attach to e-mail, send Office programs or upload to photo sites like Flickr or Picasa, and others.
    • it is the most awesome tool for making screenshots you can get on your Windows PC (GitHub)
  • 7-zip
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Облако (home page)
  • Telegram (login)
  • Viber
  • Skype
  • TunSafe – A high performance and secure VPN client that uses the WireGuard protocol (GitHub)
  • OpenVPN
  • FBReader
  • WinDjView
  • Kaspersky free antivirus
  • Office
  • Development Environment
  • Support
  • Ammyy Admin – оптимальное решение для удаленного доступа к компьютеру через Интернет!
  • – portable Software Applications that run from USB
  • – Crowdsourced software recommendations
  • DropBox
  • Box.Net
  • Paragon Drive Backup 9.0 Personal (rus)
  • AdFender – The Ultimate Ad Blocker
  • DjView4
  • Far Manager
    • Registry browser – allows you to do with registry keys and variables exactly the same things as with directories and files.
    • Colorer take5 is a syntax highlighting and text parsing library, that provides services of text parsing in host editor systems in real-time and transforming results into colored text (Far Manager Plugin).
    • VisualCompare – Визуальное сравнение файлов и каталогов.
    • Background copy – With this plugin you can:- copy/move/delete files in background;- get info about current background jobs;- stop any background job;- copy/move/delete/view/edit files even its contains symbols, which can’t-correctly map into current OEM codepage.
    • Drag’N’Drop – alows user to perform drag and drop operations between FAR manager and GUI-based applications.
  • Graphical Editors
    • PicPick is user friendly and full of features for creating your image, suitable for software developers, graphic designers and home user
    • XnView
    • Cropper is a screen capture utility written in C# which enables you to: Quickly capture and crop images of your screen, Crop out sections of vector graphic files without having to flatten the files or open in a new editor, Capture parts of a web site, including text and images, Breeze through creating documentation with images of other applications or websites. (CodePlex)
  • Media and Video
  • The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µtorrent.
  • Microsoft Edge
    • Tracking Protection Lists: EasyList
    • Install “Adblock Plus” from Microsoft Store
    • Video Downloader Professional for Edge: easily download videos from YouTube and numerous other sites
      • download and save videos playing on a website to hard disk
      • add videos easily to your video list. There you have quick access to the videos and you can play them at any time, without having to return to the original web page. You also have the option to play the videos in any size (currently available at selected video providers like YouTube and Vimeo)
  • Internet Explorer:
  • Mozilla Firefox:
  • SkyShellEx is a shell extension that allows you to sync any folder to SkyDrive but keeps your existing folder structure intact. SkyShellEx is available as 32 bit and 64 bit extension for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The .NET 4.0 Framework is required.
  • Edraw Max is an all-in-one graphics software that makes it simple to create professional-looking flowcharts, organizational charts, network diagrams, business presentations, building plans, mind maps, fashion designs, UML diagrams, workflows, program structures, web design diagrams, electrical engineering diagrams, directional maps, database diagrams and more.
  • Promt Translator Online
  • Abbyy Lingvo Online

Windows Update

Windows Utilities

  • – 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.


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