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EASEUS Data Recovery Pro Free Download !!!




EASEUS Data Recovery Software



EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard is the most powerful as well as successful data recovery tool. With this tool, you can recover almost any lost data whether intentional or caused by virus. And Marks PC Solution is gonna share this tool for the visitors without any charge! It's 100% Free! No serial key or crack is needed to activate!



System Requirements:

Data recovery wizard is capable of working with almost all running versions of Windows OS starting from Win 2000 to Win 8. 

And you don't need heavy configuration to run this software. Hopefully, you will have no trouble to use this lovely tool. 


Cautions!

  • Don't install Data Recovery Wizard to the Bad Device.
  • Don't change anything on your bad device.
  • Make sure you've enough space on your good device.
  • While running the operation, close all other applications to improve the performance.


Supported File Systems

Data Recovery Wizard supports the following file systems:
  • FAT12/ FAT16/ FAT32
  • NTFS
  • EXT2/ EXT3

Supported Storage Devices
  • HDD (IDE/ USB/ SATA/ Fire Wire)
  • Floppy Disk
  • Flash Disk

EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Screenshot



How to Use?
  1. Download Data Recovery Wizard V5.5.1 (It's a zip folder). It's only 4.2 MB. 
  2. Now unzip the folder and double click on EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard.
  3. After completing the installation, run the application from Start menu or Desktop.
  4. Now you'll have three options - Deleted File Recovery, Complete Recovery & Partition Recovery.
  5. Hit a mode to start depending on situation. 
  6. Now choose what type of file you would like to recover and press Next.
  7. Choose a volume from which you wanna recover your data and press Next. 
  8. Within few moments, the lost files will be shown. 
  9. Select the files/ folders you would like to get back and press Next.
  10. Choose a path (file location) where you wanna save the recovered data and press Next.
  11. Now find and locate your recovered data on your selected drive! It could be saved in a folder. 

If you have any confusion regarding any option, you can use the help option. Help option  will be available at the top right corner. And don't forget to leave a comment . . . 



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How to Disable or Enable Autoplay?


Disable Windows Autoplay


By default, when you insert any removable media (ie. Flash Drive, CD etc.) on your PC, windows will automatically open the drive. Or it may play media or start program contained by that drive. If you're good to go with this Autoplay Policy, then it's okay. But if your PC is vulnerable to virus, then you must turn off Autoplay. 


There are different methods for different versions of Windows which you can use to turn off Autoplay. But I'm gonna show you a universal method which applies to all running versions of Windows. 



Enable/ Disable Autoplay - Universal Method

Applies to:
  • Windows 2000/ XP
  • Windows Vista/ 7
  • Windows 8/ 8.1

I would like to use Group Policy Editor to perform this task. Simply follow the steps below:
  1. Press Start + R to open Run.
  2. Type gpedit.msc > Press Enter.
  3. Now you will get the Group Policy Editor window.
  4. Hit on Administrative Template under Computer Configuration > Windows Components > AutoPlay Policies > Double Click on Turn of Autoplay.
  5. There are three options - Not Configured/ Enabled/ Disabled. To turn off Autoplay, choose - Enabled > Apply > OK. 
  6. If you choose Not Configured or Disabled, Autoplay will be Enabled

How to turn off autoplay by gpedit.msc


Note: Autoplay Policy is available both on Computer and User Configuration. You should always use Computer Configuration. Because if there is any conflict between the two, Computer Configuration settings will be preferred. 




Turn off Autoplay - Shortcut Method

Another handy way to turn off Autoplay is choosing - Take No Action. When you insert any media on your PC, Windows may ask you what to do? 

In that time, you can simply choose Take No Action to turn off Autoplay. 

Turn Off Autoplay


Note: If you choose any action, next time this notification will not appear. 


Turn off/ on Autoplay from Control Panel

You can also turn autoplay on/ off from control panel. Follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Control Panel.
  2. Then open AutoPlay from there. 
  3. Removable Drives > Choose Take No Action to disable autoplay or Choose Ask me Everytime. 
  4. To enable autoplay, choose Open folders to view files. That's it. 

Disable Autoplay from Control Panel




If you have any confusion, please leave a comment . . . 





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HP LaserJet Pro M1132 MFP - Print, Scan, Copy!!!


HP Multifunction Printer


If you would like to buy a laser printer, I will recommend you to purchase HP LaserJet Pro M1132 MFP. With this device, you can print and scan your necessary documents. You can also use this device as Mini Copier! I mean, you can use this device to copy documents without connecting it to a PC - this is really cool!



Background Story

More than 2 years ago, I purchased a color printer costing $ 60 - Epson T13. It was running smoothly. But it was unused for few weeks. Consequently, the printer head was damaged. Then I repaired it costing $ 50. Couple of weeks ago, it was damaged again. Then I've decided - no more InkJet printing! 


When I went to my dealer for buying a duplex printer and scanner, he advised me to purchase HP multifunctional printer. 


Since this device has both copy and scan facilities, I haven't purchased the duplex printer. Yesterday, I purchased HP LaserJet Pro M1132 MFP costing more than $150. 



Product Specifications - M1132 MFP
  • Multifunction - Print, Scan & Copy
  • Cartridge - HP LaserJet CE285A Black
  • Height - 9.8 Inch , Depth - 10.4 Inch, Width - 16.3 Inch , Weight - 7 KG 
  • Paper Tray Capacity - Both input and output tray can handle up to 100 sheets
  • Supported Paper Sizes - Letter Size, Legal Size, A4 etc.
  • Print Speed - Up to 18-Page Per Minute
  • Resolution - Up to 600 Pixels Per Inch

For more specifications, follow this link . . .


Limitations
  • Automatic duplex printing is not supported!
  • Scan quality is not 100% satisfactory. 


Control Panel Features

At the left side of the printer, just above the power button, you have a control panel. With this panel, you can increase or decrease the amount of ink. And you can also increase and decrease the print size and set the number of copies. 

By default, the control panel display is fixed with the printer body. But you can fly this out by pulling. 



If the Driver CD is Lost?

Nothing to worry about - with HP Smart Install feature, you can install the printer even without driver CD! And if you badly require the printer driver, you can get this here - 



After visiting the above link, you will get your operating system selected automatically. Or you can choose a different operating system. Then download your driver. 



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Optimize Images for Web by Photoshop


Photoshop Save for Web option



Adobe Photoshop is a widely accepted tool for working with photos and images. For better printing and viewing experience we save images with high quality and resolution. And it makes the image large in size. If you use heavy images in website, blog or social networking sites, that causes the site to load slower. But you can easily optimize the images before uploading without sacrificing quality!



Today I'm gonna write about the Save for Web option of Photoshop. With this saving option, you can optimize your images. You can also reduce the size of those images which are unnecessarily large. 


And definitely optimized images will save internet bandwidth as well as time. And if you're a site owner, you must practice using optimized images on your site. If your site loads faster, you will get more traffic. And always keep in mind - slower sites are always boring for the users and thus they can't retain visitors. 


Save for Web/ Save for Web & Devices (Shift+Ctrl+Alt+S)

This saving option (Save for Web) is available in all running versions of Adobe Photoshop. As mentioned earlier, with this option, you can save an image optimized for web in terms of quality and quantity. 


Photoshop Save for Web option


Using Save for Web Option

To use the Save for Web option, you must come with a photo/ image. Remember, I'm gonna talk about the saving option only. So, you must practice with a complete image. I'm not gonna discuss how to modify it. 

Of course you can adjust your project image from Image menu. You can adjust image size, tone, contrast etc. 

Okay let's begin - 

  1. Open your desired image using Photoshop.
  2. Go to the File menu and choose Save for Web option.
  3. A new window will appear. Make sure the Optimized tab is selected. 
  4. At the right side you will get some preset settings. Test them one by one. And look at the bottom of your picture for image size. 
  5. Just below the preset, you will have image formats - GIF, JPEG, PNG etc. 
  6. Pick a format which gives your image a better look with lower size. 
  7. Finally, hit on the Save button. 

Now I would like to discuss about image formats:  



GIF - Graphics Interchange Format

One of the most common image formats used by the webmasters. GIF is great for saving animated images. You can also save images with transparent background through GIF. If you choose GIF format you can - 
  • Change the number of colors to be used with the image (2 to 256)
  • Control the amount of dither (0% to 100%)
  • Include/ Exclude Transparency
  • Increase/ Decrease the amount of Web Snap (0% to 100%)

And you should mark the Convert to sRGB check box.

Try each option by yourself. You must focus both on image quality and file size. Before saving the image, you can hit on the preview button just at the bottom of the window.  



JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group

The most widely used image format all over the world. JPEG is an image format which is supported by everywhere. If a website supports only one image format, definitely it will be JPEG. If a device can display only a single image format, it will be JPEG. So, you can easily understand how popular it is. 

If you use JPEG, you can control the image quality from 0 to 100 (Low to Maximum). And you should select the following options:
  • Optimized
  • Convert to sRGB

PNG - Portable Network Graphics (My Personal Choice)

PNG is a very common format for saving icons or logos. It's also great for saving pictures with transparent background. PNG produces much better quality than GIF or JPEG. That's why I prefer PNG format. 

In Save for Web option, you will find two types of PNG - 
  • PNG 24: Almost similar in size with the original image
  • PNG 8: Image size is much less than that of original image

So, I suggest you to use PNG 8. Because PNG 24 will save your image normally without any optimization. 


Photoshop CS6 PNG-8 Options


If you choose PNG 8, you can - 
  • Choose the number of colors
  • Control the amount of Dither
  • Increase/ decrease Web Snaps
  • Choose whether to be Transparent or not
And don't forget to mark the option - Convert to sRGB


Compare Formats Side by Side

You can also compare your image in different formats. At the top of the Save for Web window, the optimized tab is selected. That means you're viewing optimized image. The next tabs are 2-up and 4-up.  


Photoshop Save for Web Tabs


If you choose 2-up, your picture will be shown side by side. Or you can choose 4-up to get 4 views of your picture. 


  • Now choose the first picture. This will be original. 
  • Hit on the second one and choose GIF format.
  • Hit on the third one and choose JPEG.
  • Hit on the fourth one and choose PNG 8. 

Now you can compare the 4 views. Check which one is better in quality and lower in size. Select one which is better. And then save the picture. 

Look at the following image - 


Sampe Image Saved by PNG 8


  • The original format of the above image is PNG (without optimization). And its size is 555 KB.
  • When it's saved in GIF format, the size becomes 24 KB only!
  • If I choose JPEG, it becomes 80 KB.
  • And in PNG-8, it is 21 KB.
Of course the file size may vary depending on the number of colors, Amount of Dither, Web Snap etc. 





You must know some facts: (My personal experience)
  • When your image contains only a single color or few colors (Ex- Red, Yellow or Black), don't use JPEG or GIF. Because PNG can save it within few KBs. And the quality will be much better. 
  • If your image is too much colorful (contains numerous colors), you can use JPEG format to keep the file size lower. 
  • GIF stands in the middle of JPEG and PNG in terms of image quality. Depending on image type, the size of GIF and JPEG image varies. 
  • JPEG and GIF can't produce as better image quality as PNG. If you want better quality image (No matter whatever the size is), save your picture as PNG. 
  • If you use PNG 8 in case of image with gradient color, the quality of gradient part will deteriorate. In that case, you may choose PNG 24. 
  • Photoshop CS6 performs better than CS5 in case of optimizing images.

It's such a big post - more than 1100 words! If you're new in Photoshop, you may think this is something critical. But I can swear, if you practice Save for Web option for few days, you will find it very easy and interesting. Don't forget to leave a comment . . . 


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Using Curve Tool in MS Word


Shapes Drawn by Curve Tools


Most of you may think that MS Word has no free drawing tool like Photoshop or Illustrator. But you're wrong! Word has also a free drawing tool named curve which you can use just like Photoshop Pencil Tool. With curve tool, you can draw shapes freely. 


Applies to:
  • Word 2007
  • Word 2010
  • Word 2013
Curve Option Image


Where do I find Curve Tool?

In fact, Word doesn't consider curve as a tool. Though it's a drawing tool, Word names it as a shape. You will find the curve in the Shapes. 


Curve Tool Location in Word Ribbon



Insert Tab > Illustration Section > Shapes > Curve Button image . 



How to Use it?

It's very handy to use the curve tool. To use the tool, run MS Word. Then choose curve from the shapes. 
  • After choosing the curve tool, click anywhere of your document to start drawing.
  • Move your mouse to the left, right or top from the starting point. 
  • Click left mouse button where you wanna turn around. 
  • If you would like to stop drawing and keep the shape open, simply click twice.
  • If you wanna keep the shape close, simply click on the starting point. 


How to Edit the Shape?

You can also edit the shape made by curve tool. After drawing the shape, if you think that you need to change the shape a little, you can edit the points of that shape. 

While drawing the shape, you clicked mouse several times. Those clicks are shape points. If you would like to edit the shape points, right click on that shape and choose Edit Points  Button image  option. 

Edit Curve Shape Points

Now you will see the points. Click on the points and adjust them by dragging. 



Designing the Shape

After creating the shape, you can design it like other shapes. You can choose different fill color, outline or give it special effect from the Format tab. 



Curve is also Available for - 

  • Excel: Insert > Illustration > Shapes > Curve
  • PowerPoint: Insert > Shapes > Curve
  • Outlook: Insert > Shapes > Curve


Hope you have understand today's topic properly. If you have any query, please leave a comment . . . 





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Enable Ctrl+Alt+Delete Logon in Windows


Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to Unlock


Windows Secure Logon offers an extra layer of security for your PC. If you enable secure logon, every time when you start your PC, you have to log on by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete. When secure logon is enabled, other programs ie. a virus or spyware can't seize your username and password. 


Applies to - 
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8/ 8.1


Instruction

This is not a difficult task at all. But you must know from somewhere. Simply follow the steps below:
  1. Press Start + R.  
  2. Type netplwiz and press enter.
  3. Now you will get User Accounts window as shown below.
  4. Move to the Advanced tab.
  5. Look at the Secure sign-in section.
  6. Check the option - Required users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  7. Now Apply > OK. Done!

User Accounts Settings - Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to Unlock



From now, you have to sign in by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete. If your account is protected by password, then you have to enter it. 


In my previous post I wrote about - how to disable lock screen. If you disable lock screen and enable secure logon, then it will be a funny scene to see. You will just see user tile without any background. 

So I think, if you enable secure logon, you shouldn't disable lock screen. And if you feel any difficulty or have a query, don't forget to leave a comment . . . 




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How to Disable Windows 8 Lock Screen?


How to Disable Lock Screen in Windows 8



Lock screen looks cool when you're in a tablet PC. But if you're a busy person with laptop or desktop computer, probably it will make you bore. Same thing happens to me. That's why I'm gonna write about how to disable lock screen in Windows 8. 


Applies to:
  • Windows 8/ 8.1
  • Windows RT
  • Windows Server 2012

You can easily disable the lock screen from Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc). Once disabled, the lock screen will not be shown when you start up your Windows! And certainly this will save you few seconds. 


How to Disable Lock Screen from Group Policy


Instruction

  1. Press Start + R to open Run.
  2. Type gpedit.msc and hit Enter.
  3. Collapse Administrative Templates under Computer Configuration.
  4. Collapse Control Panel and choose Personalization.
  5. Click twice on Do not display the lock screen.
  6. Select Enabled > Apply > OK. Done!

Disable Lock Screen from Group Policy Editor


If you'd like to get your lock screen back, simply follow the above steps again. And at the last step choose Not Configured or Disabled option to get it back. 


If you face any problem regarding lock screen, don't hesitate to leave a comment . . . 




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HDDB - Real Time Search Tool for your PC!!



Search Icon PNG



Do you ever rely on Windows Search to find files/ folders. To be honest - I don't! The search capacity of Windows XP is poor. Windows 7 users might have a better experience. But it's really difficult to find something on Windows 8. Because your drives are not automatically indexed by Windows 8! 



More than 2 years ago (March 27, 2012), I discussed about Everything Search - a third party search tool for Windows. This tool is awesome to find something on your PC. 


Next year (February 15, 2013), I wrote about how to index drives to search files faster in Windows 8


And today (Ocrober 7, 2014), I'm gonna share another search tool with you. It's HDDB - Hard Disk DataBase. It's almost similar to Everything Search except few changes. 


HDDB Logo with Magnifying Glass

Features
  • HDDB is 100% Freeware!
  • It's Portable - you never need to install!
  • Small in size - you have to download only 272 KB
  • Simple User Interface
  • Quick indexing, searching and startup



Instruction
  1. Download HDDB. It's 100% safe and ad free link.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file.
  3. Double click on HDDB 1.4 to run it.
  4. It will ask you to build database. Hit on the Yes button.
  5. Within few seconds, all files of your hard disk will be indexed.
  6. Now type anything to search. You will get this as soon as you type!

Hard Disk Database Window




Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Press Ctrl + W to close the window
  • Press Esc to clear search topic, press Esc again to close the window
  • Press Tab to move to the search results
  • Press F7 to build database
  • Press Shift + F7 to rebuild all



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Print Screen Button Tips


Print Screen Large Button PNG


Each and every computer users are familiar with the Print Screen Button. Most of you know, you can take a picture of your screen through Print Screen button. In your Keyboard, you may notice the button as this name - Prt Sc/SysRq


Do you know what is SysRq? It's an acronym for System Requirement which is a command used by Linux Kernel. To be honest, I know nothing about the use of SysRq. And in a Windows PC, this button has no standard use. 


Using the Print Screen Button Smartly

Almost all of you can use the Print Screen button. But how many of you can use this button smartly? Not many people! :)


Print Screen

If you press this button, the picture of your screen will be sent to clipboard. Then you can paste the image in a program that allows you to paste images. Such as - Paint, Photoshop, MS Word etc. 

Example - I pressed the Print Screen button and paste the image in Photoshop. Now you can see the picture of the whole screen including task bar. 


Whole Screen Captured by Print Screen



Alt + Print Screen

Suppose you don't need the whole screen. You just need the picture of your currently running screen or program. In that case, you can press Alt + Print Screen button. 

Example - I've just opened Google Talk. Then pressed Alt + Print Screen and then paste it in Phtoshop. Only the picture of Google Talk has been pasted there. 


Google Talk Window with Friends


Windows + Print Screen

Almost do the same job as Print Screen. But this time you don't need to paste the image anywhere. If you press Windows + Print Screen button at the same time, your monitor will blink for a moment, the image of your full screen will be saved in your picture folder automatically. 

Just go to My Computer > Then hit on the Pictures from Left Panel > Now you will get a folder named Screenshots > All pictures taken by Windows + Print Screen button will be saved here. 



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Let's Try Windows 10 !!!


Windows 10 Technical Preview


Hello Guys! You should remember, couple of weeks ago I wrote - Windows 9 Preview is on the way. Yes, everything is okay except the name. Microsoft has skipped Windows 9! On 1st October, Windows 10 Technical Preview has been released by Microsoft. And this version of Windows will work with all devices!


I was trying to write about what's new in Windows 10. I also downloaded an ISO copy of Windows 10 from a torrent site. But unfortunately, when I was installing it from my flash drive, the installation stopped at 46%! :(


It's very natural and common problem. Because I couldn't download the file at a time. The download was interrupted several times. And one of the files was missing. 



Windows 10 Technical Preview Serial Key

If you're supposed to enter a serial key, then use the following - 

NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR


System Requirements

Hopefully, your PC will work fine with Windows 10. If you're capable of running Windows Vista, 7 or 8 then you will have no problem to use Windows 10. You PC should meet at least the following requirements:
  • Minimum 1 GHz Processor (Dual Core or better)

  • Minimum 2 GB RAM 

  • Minimum 16 GB Free Space on a Partition

Windows 10 for Every Devices



Procedure
  1. Find your necessary version of Windows and download it from this page. If you're required to sign in, use your hotmail or live account. 
  2. Burn the ISO file to a disk or to a usb flash drive
  3. Back up your necessary files from currently installed Windows directory. 
  4. Now you can start installing Windows.


What's New?

It's difficult to write about new features of Windows without using it. But I'm trying to write something which I've found from different blogs:
  • Traditional Start Menu is back (Live tiles are still available).
  • Modern Apps work in desktop mode.
  • Apps will be snapped like frequently visited pages saved in a browser. 
  • You can create Multipe Desktops as we can see in Android mobile sets.
  • File search is much faster. 



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Get a Twitter Card for your Site!



Make a Twitter Card with Open Graph



Do you know Twitter let you attach photos with your tweets? If you have a blog or website, you can make a card for it. And when you share your URLs on Twitter, that card will appear with your tweets! All you need to do is simply add an HTML code on your site. 


In my previous post, I discussed about Facebook Open Graph. If you've already implemented Facebook Open Graph on your site, then creating a Twitter Card will be much easier for you. Because, Facebook Open Graph an Twitter Card is almost similar. 


5 Simple Steps to Create a Card
  1. Choose a Card Type for your site - ie. Summary Card with Large Image
  2. Now get the code from there. Change it where necessary. 
  3. Add the code in your site's HTML.
  4. Test your home page URL through Card Validator.
  5. Now tweet your site's link and your card will appear below the post!


Twitter Card Code including Open Graph


<meta name="twitter:card" content="Your Ultimate Choice for Computer, Internet, Blogging, SEO &amp; PC Troubleshooting Tips!" /><meta content='summary_large_image' name='twitter:card'/><meta name="twitter:site" content="@markspcsolution" /><meta name="twitter:creator" content="@markspcsolution" /><meta property="og:url" content="http://www.markspcsolution.com/" /><meta property="og:title" content="Marks PC Solution" /><meta property="og:description" content="There is no mistake in the world of technology - everything is learning!" /><meta property="og:image" content="http://s10.postimg.org/g0aysum0p/Marks_PC_Banner.png" />

This is exactly the same code which I'm using for my site. You just need to change in the content option. And you must create an image for the card and upload it to a server. Then share the URL in the image meta. 


Here is the embedded tweet for Marks PC Solution -



CMS Integration Guide

Twitter has provided a complete integration guide for twitter card. That's why I'm not gonna discuss about the code integration. Simply follow this URL for code integrtion.

Here will find the tutorial for - 
  • WordPress
  • Tumblr
  • Blogger

If you need any other help, please knock me . . . 




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