The All Task Manager (blogosphere’s so called God Mode)

One of the coolest features that Vista incorporated was All Task Manager. Though unknown to almost all of its users, this is one cool feature that will bring down the whole of Control Panel to your feet and that too according to your convenience.

Take a sneak peek in one such manager. 🙂

All Tasks

The only thing that I did was created a new folder and named it as “I am God.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}”. 😀 Well, you can give any name instead of “I am God” 😀 totally your wish.. But, the code (CLSID) should be same (there is no space between the ‘.’ and the CLSID).

With this simple tweak, the power is now on your fingertips.. not hidden somewhere in your pocket so that you will have to dig in and find out to use it! And, this is just one! There are in fact 50+! And among them 24 surely work on Win Vista and 38 on Win 7 without any extra support. The best part is that these shortcuts automatically detect their icons without setting it externally. Other remaining managers do require some extra support (hardware/software).

All Tasks Manager

This snap shot is a collection of all those tweaks that work on Win Vista and later. Those which work on Win 7 and upcoming versions are snapped below.

Win 7

Hard luck XP users! Windows has no such support for you guys.

Listing down all such CLSID is tough. I will better give you the link where you can find out all the canonical names (this is what MS calls it).

Link –> click here.

Be GOD of your Windows and have fun and do drop your comments. 🙂


How to copy files from someone’s system (which is protected too, obviously) without letting him know?

I once faced a problem in booting that showed a NO READ HEAD error. Now, that error sounds really horrible because if there is really a no read head, you definitely gonna have a real hard time. But I guess it actually didn’t mean what it actually said because when I inserted my OS boot-DVD in the DVD drive, it read that 🙂 I started the booting process.

But, before that I tried the repair process that was on the DVD. After starting the repair process, a System Recovery Options window popped up. It had two buttons – Load Drivers and Next. What we are concerned here with is Load drivers. On selecting that, an Add Drivers window pops up. It’s a confirmation window with buttons OK and Cancel. We select OK and again a pop up Window appears, that says Open. Well actually, it’s for opening the particular drivers that you think is missing during booting process. But, it has a bug. Yes you are right! It’s here where you gonna do your copy and paste work. Just open the drive (C:, D:, E: whatever) that contains the file to be copied and copy the file and paste that in your pen drive.

Done with this remove your pen drive and Shut Down the system. That’s it!

There is also a Send to option. But it has no path specified, making it useless.

The biggest advantage is – it doesn’t require any file to be Shared with Everyone to be accessible. And, your user would never come to know that a file was actually copied as you didn’t boot the original OS. So, even the event manager would show nothing to the user if he uses that.