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Get the Best Deal of the Season for Xbox Game Pass and Forza Games – Xbox Wire

With Xbox Game Pass, you can experience the ultimate value and freedom to play over 100 great games, including new Xbox One games from Microsoft Studios the day they release.

Microsoft is excited to announce a special offer that unites Forza and Xbox Game Pass fans. Starting today, get the best deal of the season for Xbox Game Pass and Forza games, just in time to hone your skills for the Forza Horizon 4 launch on October 2. For a limited time, get a year of Xbox Game Pass ($120 value), Forza Horizon 3, and Forza Motorsport 7 to keep – all for just $99. This offer is open to new as well as existing Xbox Game Pass members, starting September 13 through September 30, so get it today!

You can take advantage of this offer on Xbox.com or from your Xbox One console. You can begin playing games with Xbox Game Pass immediately and will receive codes to download Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Motorsport 7 via Xbox Message Center, likely within 7-10 days, but no later than October 21, 2018.

If you have a knack for racing or have just always been interested in giving the Forza series a try, this is the offer for you. Not only will you receive access to Forza Horizon 4 the day it launches on October 2, but you can also check out the most recent titles from the Forza Horizon and Motorsport series with this limited-time offer.

Forza Motorsport 7 lets you experience the thrill of motorsport at its limit with the most comprehensive, beautiful, and authentic racing game ever made. Forza Horizon 3 puts you in charge of the Horizon Festival where you can customize everything, hire and fire your friends, and explore Australia in over 350 of the world’s greatest cars. Make your Horizon the ultimate celebration of cars, music, and freedom of the open road. How you get there is up to you!

From recent blockbusters to critically-acclaimed indie titles, Xbox Game Pass lets you discover and download games you’ve always wanted to play or revisit favorites that you’ve been missing. With new games added every month, and the option to cancel anytime, Xbox Game Pass is your ticket to endless play.

Stay tuned to Xbox Wire for more news on Xbox Game Pass and all things Forza Motorsport. For the latest in Xbox Game Pass news, follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Until next month, game on!

Hyper-V Quick Tip: How to Enable Nested Virtualization

Q: How Do I Enable Nested Virtualization for Hyper-V Virtual Machines

A: Pass $true for Set-VMProcessor’s “ExposeVirtualizationExtensions” parameter

In its absolute simplest form:

Set-VMProcessor has several other parameters which you can view in its online help.

As shown above, the first parameter is positional, meaning that it guesses that I supplied a virtual machine’s name because it’s in the first slot and I didn’t tell it otherwise. For interactive work, that’s fine. In scripting, try to always fully-qualify every parameter so that you and other maintainers don’t need to guess:

The Set-VMProcessor cmdlet also accepts pipeline input. Therefore, you can do things like:

Requirements for Nested Virtualization

In order for nested virtualization to work, you must meet all of the following:

  • The Hyper-V host must be at least the Anniversary Edition version of Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Hyper-V Server 2016, or Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel
  • The Hyper-V host must be using Intel CPUs. AMD is not yet supported
  • A virtual machine must be off to have its processor extensions changed

No configuration changes are necessary for the host.

Microsoft only guarantees that you can run Hyper-V nested within Hyper-V. Other hypervisors may work, but you will not receive support either way. You may have mixed results trying to run different versions of Hyper-V. I am unaware of any support statement on this, but I’ve had problems running mismatched levels of major versions.

Memory Changes for Nested Virtual Machines

Be aware that a virtual machine with virtualization extensions exposed will always use its configured value for Startup memory. You cannot use Dynamic Memory, nor can you change the virtual machine’s fixed memory while it is running.

Remember, as always, I’m here to help, so send me any questions you have on this topic using the question form below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

More Hyper-V Quick Tips from Eric:

Hyper-V Quick Tip: How to Choose a Live Migration Performance Solution

Hyper-V Quick Tip: How Many Cluster Networks Should I Use?

For Sale – Various 2TB Harddrives

All drives have been 3 pass wiped and formatted in NTFS

1 x WD Red Sep 2013 (Drive 3), £40inc
1 x WD Red Nov 2013 (Drive 4), £40 inc

[​IMG]

S.M.A.R.T. Attributes:

SOLD –
2 x WD Green Jul 2012 (Drives 1&2), £25inc (each)
these have had the idle time increased to 300 seconds with WDIdle,
1 sold to AudiophileUk
1 withdrawn
2 x WD Red Mar 2017 (Drives 5&6), 50INc (each)

Sold elsewhere

Price and currency: Items priced individually
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal / Bank Transfer
Location: Ashbourne
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Various 2TB Harddrives

All drives have been 3 pass wiped and formatted in NTFS

1 x WD Red Sep 2013 (Drive 3), £40inc
1 x WD Red Nov 2013 (Drive 4), £40 inc

[​IMG]

S.M.A.R.T. Attributes:

SOLD –
2 x WD Green Jul 2012 (Drives 1&2), £25inc (each)
these have had the idle time increased to 300 seconds with WDIdle,
1 sold to AudiophileUk
1 withdrawn
2 x WD Red Mar 2017 (Drives 5&6), 50INc (each)

Sold elsewhere

Price and currency: Items priced individually
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal / Bank Transfer
Location: Ashbourne
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Various 2TB Harddrives

All drives have been 3 pass wiped and formatted in NTFS

1 x WD Red Sep 2013 (Drive 3), £40inc
1 x WD Red Nov 2013 (Drive 4), £40 inc

[​IMG]

S.M.A.R.T. Attributes:

SOLD –
2 x WD Green Jul 2012 (Drives 1&2), £25inc (each)
these have had the idle time increased to 300 seconds with WDIdle,
1 sold to AudiophileUk
1 withdrawn
2 x WD Red Mar 2017 (Drives 5&6), 50INc (each)

Sold elsewhere

Price and currency: Items priced individually
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal / Bank Transfer
Location: Ashbourne
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Xbox Game Pass Has a Remarkable First Year Creating New Opportunities for Gamers and Developers – Xbox Wire

It’s been one year since we launched Xbox Game Pass, a monthly membership built for gamers. From the very outset, our goal with Xbox Game Pass has been to provide you with more value and choice by delivering a diverse library of games reflective of the long history of Xbox, as well as create new opportunities for our industry partners that make a positive impact. Thanks to you, this last year has been remarkable – we’ve been humbled by your enthusiasm and support.

Over the last year, we’ve achieved several important milestones based on feedback from our fans. We heard from around the world that you wanted Xbox Game Pass, so we expanded and now support 40 markets across the globe. You also told us your number one must-have feature was to have more AAA blockbuster titles available. In response, we announced in January that going forward, we plan to release all new Xbox games from Microsoft Studios into Xbox Game Pass the same day as their global launch, including new iterations of future unannounced games from some of our biggest franchises such as Halo, Forza and Gears of War.

So, how is Game Pass creating new opportunities for both gamers and developers? In its first year, Xbox Game Pass has proven to be great for both gamers and game developers as an additive means to drive discovery and engagement of games. The freedom to explore and play more great games is changing gaming habits in incredibly positive ways.

After joining Xbox Game Pass, Game Pass members are playing more games than ever before — not only games in the Game Pass catalog, but also other Xbox games outside the catalog. As a result, we’re seeing more active players for games across the board, which is having a notable positive impact for our publishers and developers, including increased sales for games in Xbox Game Pass.

Xbox Game Pass is also creating bigger player communities, more buzz and excitement, and longer lifespan for games that enables our partners to drive more business opportunity. For example, in March, Sea of Thieves marked the first Xbox title to release into Xbox Game Pass timed with its global release, which contributed to a thriving Sea of Thieves community that saw more than 2 million players within its first week of release. And building on this momentum, in May, we made the second Xbox exclusive title from Microsoft Studios available to Xbox Game Pass members with the release of State of Decay 2 on May 22. The response from our community has been extremely positive, contributing to the over one million players across the globe playing and creating their own zombie survival story. In addition to our first-party portfolio, we’ve continued to add a variety of new titles for you to explore and enjoy every month, so you always have something new to play. We’ve seen an incredible community response to newer titles in the catalog such as Pro Evolution Soccer 18, theHunter: Call of the Wild and Clustertruck and can’t wait to bring you more popular titles in the year ahead.

It’s also been exciting to see titles in Xbox Game Pass experience revived gaming communities across a variety of genres and franchises. Games in Xbox Game Pass have a longer tail of engagement, sustain their community and help developers connect with new audiences than before. What’s more, those same community members often go on to then try the next major release from those franchises thanks to being introduced to new genres and content they may not have otherwise explored, simply by having unlimited access through the Xbox Game Pass catalog.

We have a long-term commitment and belief in making subscriptions a model that benefits gamers with more choice and game creators with more opportunity. We will continue to invest in this space. We look forward to further evolving Xbox Game Pass by bringing even more great games in the year ahead to continue to meet the needs of gamers and game developers.

For Sale – Gaming PC – GTX 1080, i7 3930K…

Alrighty folks looking to pass on my gaming rig due to moving to a gaming laptop. The main components are listed below. Will be collection or local delivery only, I travel between Dunfermline and Aviemore frequently so anywhere between, just off the A9 would be doable as well.

EVGA GTX 1080 SC
i7 3930K
Corsair Hydro H100
Asus P9x79
16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black
Corsair AX1200
Corsair 600T Case Black
Crucial M4 500GB SSD
2TB HDD (Cant remember what type, will check when I get back from holiday)
Wifi/Bluetooth Dongles
5 Port USB 3.0 card
Windows 10 (will come with a clean install)

This PC has had very little use over the years but always performs amazing when called upon. I used it for VR with my Oculus Rift and it handles everything no problem.

Im not looking for any offers or splitting at the moment, if there is no interest in the PC as a package then I may con sider splitting. Can deliver within 30 miles of Dunfermline, or further a field at cost.

Price – £1000

Price and currency: 1000
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash, BT
Location: Dunfermline
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Gaming PC – GTX 1080, i7 3930K…

Alrighty folks looking to pass on my gaming rig due to moving to a gaming laptop. The main components are listed below. Will be collection or local delivery only, I travel between Dunfermline and Aviemore frequently so anywhere between, just off the A9 would be doable as well.

EVGA GTX 1080 SC
i7 3930K
Corsair Hydro H100
Asus P9x79
16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black
Corsair AX1200
Corsair 600T Case Black
Crucial M4 500GB SSD
2TB HDD (Cant remember what type, will check when I get back…

Gaming PC – GTX 1080, i7 3930K…

1080 Gaming PC

Alrighty folks looking to pass on my gaming rig due to moving to a gaming laptop. The main components are listed below. Will be collection or local delivery only, I travel between Dunfermline and Aviemore frequently so anywhere between, just off the A9 would be doable as well.

EVGA GTX 1080 SC
i7 3930K
Corsair Hydro H100
Asus P9x79
16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black
Corsair AX1200
Corsair 600T Case Black
Crucial M4 500GB SSD
2TB HDD (Cant remember what type, will check when I get back…

1080 Gaming PC