Enable God Mode on Surface Tablets

Enable God Mode on Surface

Here is another Quick Tip for you: “god mode”

Since Windows 7, Microsoft has included a little feature called “god mode” (taken from gaming where you could often use a cheat mode called god mode to become invincible – please don’t blame me if you don’t like the name).

If you enable god mode on your Surface, you won’t be invincible but it can be a pretty handy way to easily access various (sometimes hidden) systems settings. As such, this post is essentially for folks who like to make various tweaks to their Surface.

Enable God Mode on Surface Tablets: How To Do It

To create a god mode icon on your desktop, follow these steps:

  • Tap and hold (right-click on the Desktop to bring up the properties menu.

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  • Select New Folder and name it exactly as follows: godMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

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  • The folder should rename itself to godMode and look like the example below:

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Once you have a godMode icon, go ahead and open it and you’ll get a long list of settings you can use to tweak various aspects of your Surface.

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The procedure above works for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Also, once you’ve made it, you can rename the icon to whatever you want and it will still work. So, if you don’t like the name you can call it something like superMode or adminMode or whatever.

There are a lot of settings and tools on the god mode list, perhaps too many, but the list is searchable (top right corner) to help you find what you’re looking for – cool, eh?

In case you’re wondering, enable god mode on your Surface will not allow you to access settings unless you have permissions to do so. So, it works best if you’re logged in with an administrator account.


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