About AnandK@TWC

Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

Customize visually, Windows Live Messenger 9 with A-Patch

A-Patch lets you customize the visual appearance of your Windows Live Messenger. If you are a Messenger user and want to customize it, you definitely want to check it out. A-Patch for Windows Live Messenger  lets you do the following […]

Choice Guard feature in Windows Live Wave 3

Choice Guard does a simple task of writing a value into the Windows 7 registry and protecting your default settings.  During installations, if opted for,  it is responsible for setting the users homepage and search defaults.

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How to remove ads from Windows Live Messenger

If you dont like ads appearing at the bottom of your Windows Live Messenger and you’d like to remove them  you can do so easily! a) You could modify the Hosts file. The Hosts file contains the mappings of IP […]

Identify who has deleted you in Windows Live Messenger!

If you want to find out if any of your Windows Live Messenger contacts or friends have deleted or blocked or removed your name, from their contacts list, here are ways to do so. Who deleted you in Messenger Open […]

Jump List feature in Windows 7

Windows 7 has introduced a new UI feature called as the Jump List. Jump Lists is a list of recent documents for that program. You also see a list of features unique to that application. For example in Windows Live Messenger’s […]

Tweak Windows 10/8/7 through Local Group Policy Editor

Windows lets you use the Group Policy to define user and computer configurations for groups of users and computers. With the Group Policy snap-in you can specify policy settings for the following: Registry-based policies, Security options, Software installation and maintenance […]

How to Disable Pinned Taskbar Programs in Windows 7

Pinned Taskbar Programs allow you to pin your favorite program icons to your Windows Taskbar. But if you want to disable the Pinned Taskbar Programs in Windows 7, here is how you can do so. Disable Pinned Taskbar Programs Type […]

Desktop Preview feature In Windows 7

In Windows 7, in the extreme right side of the taskbar, you will see a vertical rectangular portion. Moving your cursor to this area will make the open windows transparent and let you preview your desktop. Clicking on it will […]

Program Compatibility Troubleshooter in Windows 10/8/7

Most programs which ran in Windows Vista, will run in Windows 10 or Windows 8/7. However if you find that the program still does not run properly, you should check run the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter in Windows 10/8/7. Program Compatibility Troubleshooter […]

Access or launch any file or folder from Windows taskbar

The Windows operating system allows you to Access or launch any file or folder from taskbar easily. Rather than going through the Start Menu, there is an easy way to launch your Computer and access any file or folder from the […]

Ways to open Command Prompt in a folder in Windows

The Command Prompt is Windows feature of Windows that lets you execute MS-DOS and other computer commands and perform tasks on your computer without using the Windows graphical interface. There are various ways how you can launch Command Prompt windows. Open […]