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Thursday, January 31, 2013

How to Scan a Document or Picture in Windows 7

There may come a time when you want to digitize your priceless old pictures, or need to scan a receipts and documents for your company. Today we look at how to scan a picture or document in Windows 7.
Scanning Your Document
In this example we’re using an HP PSC 1500 All-In-One printer connected to a Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit system. Different scanners will vary, however the process is essentially the same.
The scanning process has changed a bit since the XP days. To scan a document in Windows 7, place the document or picture in the scanner, click on Start, and go to Devices and Printers.
When the Devices and Printers window opens, find your scanning device and double-click on it to get the manufacturers Printer Actions menu.

For our HP PSC 1500 we have a few different options like printing, device setup, and scanner actions. Here we’ll click on the Scan a document or photo hyperlink.

The New Scan window opens and from here you can adjust the quality of the scanned image and choose the output file type. Then click the Preview button to get an idea of what the image will look like.

If you’re not happy with the preview, then you can go back and make any adjustments to the quality of the document or photo. Once everything looks good, click on the Scan button.

The scanning process will start. The amount of time it takes will depend on your scanner type, and the quality of the settings you choose. The higher the quality…the more time it will take.

You will have the option to tag the picture if you want to…

Now you can view your scanned document or photo inside Windows Photo Viewer. If you’re happy with the look of the document, you can send it off in an email, put it on an network drive, FTP it… whatever you need to do with it.

Another method is to place the document of photo you wish to scan in the scanner, open up Devices and Printers, then right-click on the scanning device and select Start Scan from the context menu.

This should bypass the manufacturer screen and go directly into the New Scan window, where you can start the scan process. From the Context Menu you can also choose Scan Properties.

This will allow you to test the scanner if you’re having problems with it and change some of its settings.

Or you can choose Scan Profiles which allows you to use pre-selected settings, create your own, or set one as the default.

Although scanning documents and photos isn’t a common occurrence as it was a few years ago, Windows 7 still includes the feature. When you need to scan a document or photo in Windows 7, this should get you started.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

7 Best Ways to Lose Weight in 1 Week

Well, its weekend, time to party non-stop and with that binging non-stop. But, that doesn’t mean you are doomed to gain weight. What if you enjoy your weekend and at the same time lose 2 kilos, Surprised? Well do not be! Your weight issues are actually within your own control.
Here, I give you the simplest ways by which you can surely lose 2 kilos in a week. There are no fad diets, no rigorous exercises; it’s all about you or to be precise a ‘slim’ you in 7 days.
Yes simply by breathing, you can lose two kilos in a week. Amazing it is, but true! What you need is mere patience and 10 minutes. ‘Kapalabhathi Pranayam’ is a breathing exercise to shed those extra kilos. With just 10 minutes of daily practice, it harmonizes and balances your body bringing it to a healthy state.
Good Bye FoodsWelcome Whole Foods
For these 7 days stock your house with fruits, vegetables, healthy meats, grains, cereals. Explore the world of healthy, tasty snacks and appetizers ready to satisfy your cravings and your body!
A breakfast tip- Eat a piece of fruit or low fat yogurt in the morning before the breakfast. It makes you feel full and fights off hunger pangs
No Sodium!
Avoid or minimize salt, it might sound difficult but it is certainly a small sacrifice for a slim body. Just flavor your food with other herbs and spices instead. Try a low sodium salsa spread on bread instead of sour cream and butter; this will not only taste good but feel good on your body.
Have a Sexy Saturday!
Wondering what it can do in a weight loss plan? Well, if you are married then make this weekend a sexy weekend. For women ‘being on top’ is not only a ‘Rocking’ but also a great fat buster position.
A Sexy fat, Oops! Fact- A simple make out session burns up to 238 calories per half-hour. Now that is some safe fat buster, isn’t it?
Take the ‘Bitter but Better’ RouteIt is time to cut the sugar. Replace the processed foods full of sugar and if you are fond of spices then chili sauces offer a lot of flavor without calories. Spicy food increases body's metabolic rate which makes you digest your food faster.
You must do- Planning a Sunday shopping? Stash some low-calorie snacks in your purse. No burger breaks!
Eat, Eat and Eat!
Yes! It is a myth skipping meals makes you slim. The fact is when you do not eat; it becomes difficult for your body to find food. Thus, in order to protect you from starving:
  • Your body slows down your metabolism so that you burn fat at a slow pace.
  • The next meal (if you skip breakfast then your lunch) will all be stored as fat. This way you are indirectly gaining weight instead of losing.
The right way is to eat regularly throughout these 7 days and split your meals.
Tasty Drinksjust for you
The healthiest drink in this 7 day plan is ‘Water’. Drink plenty of water each day along with natural juices. No artificial juices and soft drinks. If you are fond of milk then take low-fat or skim milk. All these liquids will create a feeling of satiety when consumed.
To keep you motivated, put some quotes like ‘I am going to look my best in 7 days’ on your mirror, phone and refrigerator. This way you will be on track and in shape within no time..!!!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Download Vishwaroopam FULL Movie 2013 DVDRip - x264 - AAC - [rafomac]

Title: Vishwaroopam 2013- A Kamal Hassan Action Thriller

Release Date: 25 January 2013
Starring: Kamal Hassan

The hindi title is Vishwaroop for Vishwaroopam tamil film. The film is shot in both language simultaneously which is a great for us as we will see this film in hindi without any dubbing. Vishwaroopam 2013 tamil most talked about upcoming picture as it is lead by Kamal Hasan which is a spy thriller film.

Vishwaroopam star cast:
Director: Kamal Haasan
Music by: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Studio: Raaj Kamal Films International
Release date: 11 January 2013
Country: India
Language: Tamil, Hindi
Video Length: Unknown
Video quality: dVDRIP/HD/HQ





Wednesday, January 23, 2013

How To Access The BIOS On A Windows 8 Computer

Among the many changes coming with Windows 8 and new computers designed for it is a change in the way we access our computers’ BIOS. No longer do we press a certain key during the boot process to reveal the BIOS – instead, an option to access the BIOS is located in Windows 8’s boot options menu.
Traditionally, computers displayed a message like “Press F2 to enter setup” at the beginning of the boot process. Pressing this key entered the computer’s BIOS. However, Windows 8 hardware uses the UEFI replacement for the traditional BIOS, like Macs do. Some solid-state drive-equipped Windows 8 PCs boot so fast that you’d only have a 200 millisecond (that’s 0.2 seconds) window of opportunity to press the key combination.

Windows 8 Hardware vs. Old Computers With Windows 8

Note that this new method only applies if you purchased a new computer with Windows 8 preinstalled – these will use UEFI. However, if you’ve installed Windows 8 on an existing computer that uses the legacy BIOS system, you’ll access the BIOS in the same way as always by pressing the key that appears during your boot process.
This key is often F2 or Delete, but it can also be other keys. The exact key depends on your computer – if you don’t see the appropriate key displayed on your screen during the boot-up process, consult your computer’s manual.
how to access bios

Accessing Boot Options

There are several ways to access Windows 8’s boot options menu. The easiest one to find is in the PC Settings application – press WinKey+C to reveal the Charms bar, click Settings, and select Change PC settings to access it.
access bios
In the PC Settings application, select the General category and click the Restart now button under Advanced startup. Your computer will restart and you’ll enter the Windows 8s boot options menu, where you can access the UEFI BIOS and change other settings.
access bios
You can also hold Shift while clicking Restart in the Shut Down menu to restart your computer into the boot options menu. This is a quick way to restart into the boot options menu, as you can access the Shut Down button from the Charms anywhere on your system.
access bios
Command-line geeks will be happy to know they can run a special shutdown.exe command in a Command Prompt window to restart their computer directly into the boot options menu:
Shutdown.exe /r /o
windows 8 bios

Accessing UEFI BIOS

The boot options menu has been designed to integrate some commonly used options that people went into the BIOS for. For example, if you want to boot your computer off a USB drive, DVD or CD, or another device, you can click the Use a device tile in the boot options menu and select the device you want to boot from.
If you’re just here to access your computer’s UEFI BIOS, click the Troubleshoot tile.
windows 8 bios
This will reveal an Advanced Options screen with a variety of tools – the UEFI Firmware Settings tile will take you to your computer’s BIOS. (On UEFI, which stands for “Unified Extensible Firmware Interface”, the firmware settings menu is equivalent to a traditional PC’s BIOS.)
how to access bios
If you don’t see the UEFI Firmware Settings tile here, your computer doesn’t use UEFI. You’ll need to access the BIOS in the traditional way, by pressing a specific key during the boot-up process. See the first section above for more information.
If there’s an error booting Windows, you won’t be locked out of the BIOS — the boot options screen will appear when you start your computer. From here, you can repair Windows or enter your BIOS.

Why the Change?

While this may be slightly inconvenient, as there’s no way to access the BIOS in normal use without booting into Windows first, it’s surely necessary. Microsoft’s blog post about this on the Building Windows 8 blog describes how this new system came to be. With the increased boot speed, some systems had a less than 200 millisecond window of opportunity to press a key. Even the best key-tappers at Microsoft could only press a key once every 250ms — to access the BIOS, frantic tapping, luck, and several compuer reboots were all necessary.
This also brings some much-needed consistency to Windows 8 computers — they’ll all have a consistent way of accessing the BIOS. Currently, different computers use different keys at start-up.
While Windows 8 may have some questionable design decisions that some people will dislike, this shouldn’t be one of them. The new method of accessing the BIOS is necessary and well-implemented.