About

Thank you for visiting the Winhelponline Blog. I’m Ramesh Srinivasan who started Winhelponline.com in 2005. I started using computers in 1996 and have worked with every Windows client Operating System ever released. Working with and troubleshooting Windows have always been interesting. I’ve worked as a technical lead (helpdesk) at an MNC for many years, providing support for HP/Compaq customers in North America.

I have over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, and I specialize in Windows Shell/UI. This blog targets Windows OS users, helpdesk/IT personnel seeking troubleshooting information, customization ideas, scripts, etc. This site has a vast reader base that is even growing. Keeping that in mind, I always double-check my content for technical accuracy before I post.

I’m passionate about Microsoft technologies, and I had been a regular at the Microsoft Newsgroup since 2002 (till Microsoft shut down the newsgroups permanently.) In the post-newsgroup era, I regularly participate in Microsoft Answers, SuperUser, and other online technical forums to help Windows users.

Over the years, Winhelponline.com was mentioned in popular blogs and news sites like LifeHacker, HowToGeek, Computer World, CNET, Microsoft Tech Portal, and other popular sites.

I’m a ten-time (consecutive) recipient of the prestigious Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award (thanks to Microsoft Corp.) in the Windows Shell (which was later known as “Windows Desktop Experience”) category, from 2003 to 2012.


MSFT MVP 2003-2012

Please note that I’m not an employee of Microsoft Corporation.

I love playing chess, writing about Windows, gardening, and connecting with nature.

Happy computing!

I’m hoping to get the MVP Award for the 11th time. If you’re a current MVP or MS FTE who likes my well-researched blog posts and forum posts and wish to nominate me for the award, you can do so here. Regardless, my participation in various online technical support forums will always continue.

(Last updated on Aug 01, 2022.)


Some random posts by this author