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Interview with a Windows Expert on Data Recovery (Anand Khanse) - Stellar Data Recovery Blog. Our team recently conducted an interview session with Most Valuable Professional” (MVP) awardee Anand Khanse. He is a well-known technical expert for his active role in Windows community since 2006. Anand Khanse replies on Windows 10 update & tips to reduce data loss cases Q1. Tell Us Something About Yourself? After graduating from a B-School, I worked a couple of years in the corporate sector before deciding to chuck my job for a business I always planned to have. I have been since then engaged in the business of Outdoor Advertising, Retailing and am now almost fully engaged in the web publishing business. I started purely as a passion a couple of years back, but I have been lucky to see my labour of love, bear fruit. On the personal front, I enjoy travelling to places with my family and would like to live a life, rich with memories – rather than being rich with money.

Q2. Oh no, I have never lost data; how can anyone afford to? Q3. Q4. Q5. Q6. Q7. Q8. How to delay or defer installation of Windows 10 Creators Update. Some of you may want to adopt the policy of wait-and-watch and read the reports about Windows 10 Creators Update v1703 and its performance. It is a fact that Windows 10 updates do tend to create problems for a few – those few may be a very small number, but nevertheless, they exist. While Microsoft has tested the latest Windows 10 Creators Update final build, there still could be some problems which may need to be addressed after it is made publicly available. Delaying the installation of Windows 10 Creators Update by a month or two will give Microsoft the time to iron out and fix any possible bugs that may exist in this new upgrade. You can use the Defer Updates option in your Settings, to delay the installation of Windows 10 Creators Update on your computer. This post will show you how to do it. From the Winx Menu, open Settings and click on Update and Security.

There under the Choose how updates are installed category, check the Defer upgrades setting. What are you planning? Things to do before downloading Windows 10 Creators Update. The new Creators Update is around the corner, and most of you might be wanting to upgrade their Windows 10 v 1607 to the latest offering by Microsoft right away. But before you go around downloading & installing the Windows 10 Creators Update v1703, there may be a few tings you want to do first. While you don’t have to do this, you may do it just for the sake of doing it and for ensuring that you do get a seamless upgrade experience on your Windows 10 PC.

Checklist – Before downloading Windows 10 Creators Update 1] You sure you want to? First of all, think for a few minutes and make sure that you do want to upgrade your Windows 10 right away. If you have doubts in your mind or if you do not want to face the uncertainty of possible problems and issues after installing the Windows 10 Creators Update, you can choose to, via Windows Update Settings, to defer the installation of this feature update. When you select this option, the Windows 10 Creators Update will not install for a few months. It is now time to use a VPN software also for Security and Privacy. With digital devices continuing to find more and more involvement in our daily lives, what is also increasing is the regular incidents of hacking, unauthorized access, data prying, ransomware attacks and more. While it is impossible to shorten the usage of computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets, it is time to beef up the security of our digital devices by monitoring how they interact with the internet.

So when it comes to the Security and Privacy of your computer, apart from installing an Antivirus software or Internet Security Suite, one should consider using a Virtual Private Network or a VPN software on your Windows computer to stay anonymous, safe & secure, and to protect your privacy. You may argue that VPN may be required only at commercial networks or at offices – but the reality is that in today’s time, is that it has become imperative that one use it even on a home computer.

A VPN or a Virtual Private Network is essential to stay invisible or anonymous on the net. How to get the Windows 10 Creators Update. Microsoft will start offering Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on 17th October 2017, and I am sure that most of you must be looking forward to installing it as soon as it is made publicly available. This post shows the various ways you can get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update installed quickly on your Windows 10 PC. Microsoft is planning to roll out Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to all customers in mult iple phases.

Once the update is offered to your device, you will see a notification that there is an update available for your computer. If you do get to see it, click on it and carry forward the upgrade process. Starting from 17th October, manually frequently check if it is available on Windows UpdateUse the Media Creation ToolUse the latest Windows 10 Disc Image to download and install itUse Windows 10 Update Assistant. Let us take a look at these options. 1] Get Windows 10 Fall Creators Update via Windows Update From the WinX menu, open Settings and click on Update and Security. Precautions to take before sending your PC or Laptop for repair. A point of time does come, when you may be required to send your Windows PC or laptop to a computer technician or a repair shop. before you simply hand over your computer to him, there are a few precautions you need to take. A forum member recently asked What to do before sending computer for repair and that is what prompted me to write a detailed post about it.

Well, what should you be doing before sending your computer for repair? Are there any precautions you need to take before sending your Windows PC or laptop for repairs? We have already taken a look at the precautions you need to take before you dispose off your old Computers, now let’s take a look at this scenario. What you should do depend on where you are sending the laptop for repairs.

Are you sending your laptop to an authorized company dealer or to someone you trust? Or are you are handing over your device to a computer repair shop with whom you have no experience? Let me know if I missed something. Windows Defender is failing to install updates with error 0x80070643. Several users of Windows 10 v1607 are reporting that Windows Defender updates are failing to install and they receive a message: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070643: Definition Update for Windows Defender – KB2267602 One user reported that the issue started for him after Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems (KB4016250) was installed.

Another aggrieved user said: This problem is not just limited to Insider builds I should add. @PaulStreeting tweeted to us: I have tested this bug on v1607 and does not apply only to ‘Insiders’ but the one pushed to users now..what is worrying is that the problem happens on v1607…so how many users are doing the manual update? Microsoft has confirmed that they are aware of this issue and will roll out a fix soon: Thank you for your patience regarding Windows Defender update error 0x80070643.

Check if your Windows Defender is updating automatically Open Windows Defender > Update > Update definitions. Beware of Online Tax Scams & Frauds and stay safe! One needs to be always aware of Tax Scams, including tax refund scams, which are carried out by scamsters who pretend to be from the IRS of USA, HMRC of UK, CRA of Canada, Income Tax Department of India and such.

Scamsters contact you via fake emails, phone calls, recorded message, SMS, etc, and either scare you with the possibility of some legal action or entice you with a tax refund! Every tax season, Tax Scams start doing the rounds. Emails, Phone calls, or recorded messages by cybercriminals impersonating authentic tax agents have become an order of the day and continue to remain a major threat to taxpayers.

The scam artists use sinister designs that threaten police arrest, deportation, and even license revocation. With the increases in its popularity, fraudsters are also busy finding more ways to increase efficiency. Earlier, the major targets were elderly people and immigrant population. The story begins with an automated call. 3] Stay alerted by being a good observer. Windows 10 Creators Update Changelog - What is new? Windows 10 Creators Update will start being offered starting April 11th, and most users are pretty excited about the new features that it promises to offer.

For those users who would like to know about all the changes that will be seen in Windows 10 Creators Update v 1703, this post is meant for you. Let’s take a look at it: Major new features Night-light or Blue light reductionNew OOBE or Out Of Box ExperienceNative USB Audio 2.0 supportNew keyboard shortcut: Win + Shift + S. Shells – What’s new Windows 10 Creators Update Settings app changelog Windows Update experience changes Changes in Microsoft Edge Cortana change log UWP and Apps noteworthy changes New inbox “Quick Assist” App.

Hyper-V changelog You can override the scaling in Hyper-V Virtual MachinesYou can resize Hyper-V windows in Enhanced session modeHyper-V instances will now remember your zoom level for the next session. Other changes made in Windows 10 Creators Update: Source: Reddit. How to set different Wallpapers on Dual Monitors in Windows 10. There are many people, for whom a 1920×1080 pixel resolution is not enough, which is pretty much common, nowadays. They then often opt for dual monitor setup or even a multi-monitor setup. However, when you use a dual monitor setup, it is quite difficult to use a single wallpaper on both of the monitors. The main problem occurs when two monitors have two different resolutions.

You may not be able to extend a single wallpaper. Windows 10 via its Settings allows you to easily set different wallpaper on different monitors in a dual monitor setup. Let us see how to do it. Windows 10 comes with pretty good functionalities to manage multiple monitors. To perform the first task, via WinX menu, open Settings app, and then open System > Display settings. Check the box, where it shows the display number. After that, go to Personalization > Background settings. Set the wallpapers according to your preference. You can also import wallpapers from third-party websites. That’s it! Understanding PowerShell security. Is PowerShell really a vulnerability? Windows PowerShell is been used by many IT administrators across the globe. It is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft.

With its help, administrators can perform administrative tasks on both local and remote Windows systems. However, recently, a few organizations have been avoiding using it; especially for remote access; suspecting security vulnerabilities. To clear this confusion around the tool, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, Ashley McGlone published a blog that mentions why it is a safe tool and not a vulnerability. Organizations are considering PowerShell as vulnerability McGlone mentions some of the recent trends in the organizations with respect to this tool.

McGlone describes why this tool is not a vulnerability – but on the other hand is very safe. He further mentions why the tool is safer than companies think: Because of its powerful tracking features, McGlone recommends PowerShell as the best tool for remote administration. Download 5 Accessibility Guides from Microsoft. Personalized learning requires attention to the unique needs of all individuals especially, students with learning difficulties or physical disabilities or who are differently abled. Microsoft extends its support for personalized learning vision by offering technology that is accessible to every individual—regardless of ability. The company has embarked on a mission to build products that are safe, accessible and easy to use – and has released Accessibility Guides for various scenarios. Take a look at them and then download them free from the Microsoft Download center. Accessibility Mobility Guide Mobility impairment is a broad category of physical disabilities that under its banner, might include a range of disabling conditions like cerebral palsy or others.

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Acrylic DNS Proxy Acrylic DNS Proxy is a free proxy software that can be potentially used to speed-up your internet connection. kProxy kProxy is an anonymous proxy service available online. Psiphon Tor Browser SafeIP. Remove, opt out of, turn off personalized Ads in Windows 10. Stop Microsoft from spying on you in Windows 10. Opt out of data collection & personalized ads by in Windows 10 PC, Phone, Mobile, Apps, Browser, Bing & Microsoft Account.

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The message said – Try our new virtual support agent. Curious, I clicked on it and the following popup appeared. Microsoft Virtual Support Agent is a new chatbot that will analyze your questions, search for answers in its database and offer you helpful web links that may be useful in solving your problems. To begin using it, simply type your query in the field provided and hit the Send button or press the Enter key. The Virtual Support Agent will provide you with the best possible answer along with a link. If that helps, great, else you may rephrase your question and ask again.

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