About AnandKhanse@TWC

Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.
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Microsoft will not allow Your Phone app to be uninstalled on Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a few first-party native apps, many of which cannot be uninstalled. However, with every version, the criteria to decide these applications has been changing. Recently, Microsoft published a support article stating that the operating system will […]

Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) Program for the year 2019-2020.

Microsoft Student Partner Program accepting applications for 2019-20

Microsoft is accepting applications from students across the globe for its Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) Program for the year 2019-2020.  Its an excellent opportunity for those who want to learn disciplines related to technology which is not in their academic […]

WSL 2 Windows

Microsoft announces WSL 2; Ships with a real Linux Kernel

Microsoft has announced a significant upgrade to Windows Subsystem for Linux. The second version of WSL has a new architecture which dramatically improves the system performance. WSL 2 is full system call compatible, i.e., you will be able to run […]

Windows 10 WinRT API Pack makes calling Windows 10 APIs easier

Windows 10 WinRT API Pack makes calling Windows 10 APIs easier

Microsoft has announced the preview of Windows 10 WinRT API pack via NuGet. The preview is available in the form of NuGet packages which makes it easy to add new Windows functionality to WPF applications. The list includes Geolocation, Windows AI, Machine […]

Upgrade Blocks for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Microsoft lists the Upgrade Blocks for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Windows 10 May 2019 Update aka 19H1 is the next feature update, and Microsoft is placing some upgrade blocks. It seems these upgrade blocks are learnings from previous feature update which deleted user folders. If you still did not get […]

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CryptoPokemon ransomware decryption tool released

Ransomware is the new generation computer virus. It can completely lock down Windows 10 computer pretty much known to everybody. One of the recent strain of ransomware is CryptoPokemon. It encrypts your files and demands a payment of 0.02 Bitcoin […]

Windows 10

Windows 10 v1809 has transitioned to broad deployment

Finally, Microsoft has designated Windows 10 v1809 as a ready product for deployment for all, including businesses. Originally released last fall and dubbed as Windows 10 October 2018 update, the version was abruptly pulled back by Microsoft because of numerous […]

Microsoft Security

Microsoft Defender ATP investigation uncovers a privilege escalation flaw

Microsoft has achieved a considerable level of progress in avoiding the exploitation of its native kernel components. However, the problem continues to loom large as attackers have started targeting third-party kernel drivers. This new domain has thus become an important […]

Ransomware encounters have declined significantly, says Microsoft

Microsoft has published the latest Security Intelligence Report. This report is published every year and offers an insight into the security threats and how they have been affecting the stakeholders. This year’s report is comforting as it talks about the […]

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Microsoft highlights dangers of using Internet Explorer

Microsoft is making users aware of the perils of using Internet Explorer as their default browser, suggesting that you switch to another browser. Microsoft’s cybersecurity specialist in a blog post said that although it is fine to use Internet Explorer […]

PyLocky Decryptor Tool

PyLocky Decryptor Tool is now available for download

PyLocky is relatively new ransomware written in Python, which is responsible for encrypting all the files on the victim’s computer and then ask for a ransom to let the user access their encrypted data by decrypting them. Till date, the victims […]

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KB4480960 and KB4480970 causing Network & other issues

On Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday, January 8th, the company released new monthly rollup for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, along with the security updates for these Operating systems versions. But, soon after the release, reports emerged that the […]

Driver Quality

Microsoft details how it is driving the Driver Quality Improvements

Following its promise of bringing out transparency in revealing more about how Windows 10 operates, Microsoft has come out detailing how Driver quality evolves in the Windows 10 ecosystem. Elaborating how drivers are tested extensively through a process that involves […]

Windows Defender ATP UB

Windows Defender ATP now offers protection for USB and removable devices

When it comes to threats and data protection involving removable devices, Microsoft seems to have a solution in the name – Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). The company says that Windows Advanced ATP now offers complete protection for USB […]

ultimate windows tweaker 4.5

Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4.5 released for Windows 10 v1809

Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4.5 supports Windows 10 October 2018 Update (v1809) and adds several new tweaks. While you may be able to access all these via the Windows 10 Settings app, the Registry Editor or the Group Policy Editor, Ultimate […]

Microsoft initiative

Microsoft announces the Windows Insider Women in Computing Award

Despite facing gender-based discrimination earlier, women all around the world have achieved great progress and made some invaluable contributions in diverse fields. Noticing this, and the growing trend of women leading expeditions in the world and technology, Microsoft has taken […]

Windows Server v1803 will be generally available on May 7, 2018

Windows 10 Server, v1803 will be made available for customers on May 7, says Microsoft Official blog post. To be able to install and use it, you will, however, have to make sure that you have the Software Assurance on […]

Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 is here – Features and new advancements

The wait is over! Windows Server 2019 is here and is available in preview. The Microsoft Windows Server Team recently mentioned the launch of Windows Server 2019 in a blog. According to this blog, the new Windows Server will be […]

Azure for Students – New Cloud computing service for Students

Today, cloud computing competency is a hard skillset that most recruiting firms desire their employees to be equipped with. As such, Microsoft has stepped up to the challenge of bracing the upcoming job seekers with cloud computing. Yes, Microsoft via […]

Ultimate Windows Tweaker has been updated to v 4.4.1

Ultimate Windows Tweaker has been updated to v 4.4.1 to accommodate the requirements of the users of Windows 10 v1709. Apart from including over 200 tweaks, this popular freeware tweaker now lets you remove 3D Objects folder for This PC […]

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Windows Update error 0x80248015 troubling Windows 7 users

A new error message is currently plaguing Windows 7 users. Whenever the users are trying to search for new Windows Updates, the system is throwing up a 0x80248015 error. A quick look at the Microsoft forum reveals that this problem […]

Windows ADK

Windows ADK for Windows 10 v1709 is now available

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update v1709 is here and along with it we also have the updated Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) available for download. For the record, this is the first time that Microsoft has provided simultaneous ADK […]

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Compromised CCleaner version was used to distribute Malware

A CCleaner version that was available for download during the period 15th August and 12th September was compromised and hacked to distribute the Floxif malware. According to Piriform, its developers, the affected versions were CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191. […]