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For Sale – HP Pavilion dv6-2112sa Laptop PC

HP Pavilion dv6-2112sa Laptop PC (15.6-inch LED Display, Windows 10, AMD Turion II M520 Processor, 4GB, 320GB HDD, ATI Radeon HD 4200 Graphics.

Very lightly used laptop, the battery life is not what it was, works perfectly when plugged in.

Price and currency:85
Delivery:
Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – HP Pavilion dv6-2112sa Laptop PC

HP Pavilion dv6-2112sa Laptop PC (15.6-inch LED Display, Windows 10, AMD Turion II M520 Processor, 4GB, 320GB HDD, ATI Radeon HD 4200 Graphics.

Very lightly used laptop, the battery life is not what it was, works perfectly when plugged in.

Price and currency:85
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Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: London
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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What’s new in Hyper-V for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has arrived!  While we’ve been blogging about new features as they appear in Windows Insider builds, many of you have asked for a consolidated list of Hyper-V updates and improvements since Creators Update in April.

Summary:

  • Quick Create includes a gallery (and you can add your own images)
  • Hyper-V has a Default Switch for easy networking
  • It’s easy to revert virtual machines to their start state
  • Host battery state is visible in virtual machines
  • Virtual machines are easier to share

Quick Create virtual machine gallery

The virtual machine gallery in Quick Create makes it easy to find virtual machine images in one convenient location.

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You can also add your own virtual machine images to the Quick Create gallery.  Building a custom gallery takes some time but, once built, makes creating virtual machines easy and consistent.

This blog post walks through adding custom images to the gallery.

For images that aren’t in the gallery, select “Local Installation Source” to create a virtual machine from an .iso or vhd located somewhere in your file system.

Keep in mind, while Quick Create and the virtual machine gallery are convenient, they are not a replacement for the New Virtual Machine wizard in Hyper-V manager.  For more complicated virtual machine configuration, use that.

Default Switch

The switch named “Default Switch” allows virtual machines to share the host’s network connection using NAT (Network Address Translation).  This switch has a few unique attributes:

  1. Virtual machines connected to it will have access to the host’s network whether you’re connected to WIFI, a dock, or Ethernet. It will also work when the host is using VPN
    or proxy.
  2. It’s available as soon as you enable Hyper-V – you won’t lose internet setting it up.
  3. You can’t delete or rename it.
  4. It has the same name and device ID on all Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update Hyper-V hosts.
    Name: Default Switch
    ID: c08cb7b8-9b3c-408e-8e30-5e16a3aeb444

Yes, the default switch does automatically assign an IP to the virtual machine (DNS and DHCP).

I’m really excited to have a always-available network connection for virtual machines on Hyper-V.  The Default Switch offers the best networking experience for virtual machines on a laptop.  If you need highly customized networking, however, continue using Virtual Switch Manager.

Revert! (automatic checkpoints)

This is my personal favorite feature from Fall Creators Update.

For a little bit of background, I mostly use virtual machines to build/run demos and to sandbox simple experiments.  At least once a month, I accidently mess up my virtual machine.  Sometimes I remember to make a checkpoint and I can roll back to a good state.  Most of the time I don’t.  Before automatic checkpoints, I’d have to choose between rebuilding my virtual machine or manually undoing my mistake.

Starting in Fall Creators Update, Hyper-V creates a checkpoint when you start virtual machines.  Say you’re learning about Linux and accidently `rm –rf /*` or update your guest and discover a breaking change, now you can simply revert back to when the virtual machine started.

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Automatic checkpoints are enabled by default on Windows 10 and disabled by default on Windows Server.  They are not useful for everyone.  For people with automation or for those of you worried about the overhead of making a checkpoint, you can disable automatic checkpoints with PowerShell (Set-VM –Name VMwithAutomation –AutomaticCheckpointsEnabled) or in VM settings under “Checkpoints”.

Here’s a link to the original announcement with more information.

Battery pass-through

Virtual machines in Fall Creators Update are aware of the hosts battery state.

imageThis is nice for a few reasons:

  1. You can see how much battery life you have left in a full-screen virtual machine.
  2. The guest operating system knows the battery state and can optimize for low power situations.

Easier virtual machine sharing

Sharing your Hyper-V virtual machines is easier with the new “Share” button. Share packages and compresses your virtual machine so you can move it to another Hyper-V host right from Virtual Machine Connection.

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Share creates a “.vmcz” file with your virtual hard drive (vhd/vhdx) and any state the virtual machine will need to run.  “Share” will not include checkpoints. If you would like to also export your checkpoints, you can use the “Export” tool, or the “Export-VM” PowerShell cmdlet.

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Once you’ve moved your virtual machine to another computer with Hyper-V, double click the “.vmcz” file and the virtual machine will import automatically.

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That’s the list!  As always, please send us feedback via FeedbackHub.

Curious what we’re building next?  Become a Windows Insider – almost everything here has benefited from your early feedback.

Cheers,
Sarah

Windows Server 2016 book serves up PowerShell recipes

Microsoft introduced a number of new features in Windows Server 2016, from container support to the Nano Server deployment option. But there’s no need to cook up a script from scratch to implement these innovations when there are prepared PowerShell recipes that do the job.

Windows Server 2016 admins can automate jobs and reduce their workload if they master newer cmdlets. For IT shops that want to avoid manual intervention to arrange and manage features in the latest server OS, there are more than 100 PowerShell recipes in Windows Server 2016 Automation with PowerShell Cookbook: Second Edition by Thomas Lee that can help.

Lee provides scripts to ease the mundane processes that can trip up admins who need to be available when trouble strikes. Microsoft switched the Windows Server patching to a cumulative model in 2016, which made the monthly releases more frustrating to handle for some. Lee has a few scripts to make the process less painful. For admins who want an easier way to work with the Desired State Configuration management tool to keep certain systems tamper-proof, Lee walks through the concepts and provides PowerShell recipes to set up the deployment.

In this excerpt taken from the book’s first chapter, Lee describes PackageManagement, a PowerShell module that helps admins and developers install and manage applications from the command line:

PowerShellGet is a powerful resource for PowerShell, built on top of the core PackageManagement capabilities of PowerShell 5. It is one of many PackageManagement providers available. …

PackageManagement is a unified interface for software package management systems, a tool to manage package managers. You use the PackageManagement cmdlets to perform software discovery, installation, and inventory (SDII) tasks. PackageManagement involves working with package providers, package sources, and the software packages themselves.

Within the PackageManagement architecture, PackageManagement providers represent the various software installers that provide a means to distribute software via a standard plug-in model using the PackageManagement APIs. Each PackageManagement provider manages one or more package sources or software repositories. Providers may be publicly available or can be created within an organization to enable developers and system administrators to publish or install propriety or curated software packages.

Editor’s note: This excerpt is from Windows Server 2016 Automation with PowerShell Cookbook: Second Edition, authored by Thomas Lee, published by Packt Publishing, 2017. For updates to scripts used in the book, check the author’s PowerShell Cookbook GitHub repository.

For Sale – Dell Latitude E6400 Faulty

This was working fine until i decided to re-install windows on there, i switched it off half way through installation and now it comes up with an error message.

It is in good condition with a few scuffs to the screen and a few marks here and there.

Battery does not hold charge and the charger is a third party one.

Strictly no returns, selling as faulty.

£50 inc delivery.

Price and currency: £50
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT/PPG
Location: Birmingham
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Dell Latitude E6400 Faulty

This was working fine until i decided to re-install windows on there, i switched it off half way through installation and now it comes up with an error message.

It is in good condition with a few scuffs to the screen and a few marks here and there.

Battery does not hold charge and the charger is a third party one.

Strictly no returns, selling as faulty.

£50 inc delivery.

Price and currency: £50
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT/PPG
Location: Birmingham
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Super Lucky’s Tale Is Here!

Hello, from all of us at Playful!

This is an incredible day for us. We finally get to hand the controller to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC players and see what they think of Super Lucky’s Tale!

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The Lucky’s Tale series is a diary of sorts for our development team. The original Lucky’s Tale, both our first platformer and first experience with virtual reality, was very challenging for us, but we couldn’t wait to return to that world and those characters to tell even more of their story. We learned a lot about who Lucky is – a brave, curious fox who loves adventure and making people smile.

For Super Lucky’s Tale, we wanted to expand on the language of the first game without losing the simple pick-up-and-play control scheme that keeps the game both accessible and engaging. This time, Lucky has gained a few new tricks, his reactions have gotten tighter and more responsive and the gameplay is deeper and more rewarding. We’ve introduced the nefarious Jinx and his Kitty Litter, created a whole new cast of silly characters, and expanded on Lucky’s backstory by introducing his older sister, Lyra, and their stewardship as guardians of The Book of Ages.

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More than any particular change, though, is the love that the team has poured into Super Lucky’s Tale. Their passion inspired an unflappable willingness to continually ask the important questions, like “Is it silly enough? Joyful enough? Is the gameplay satisfying enough? Do we have enough rabbits bouncing on jump pads?” Even now, we’re still thinking about how to add more delight, more fun, more challenge, more refinement. I can’t wait to see what’s next!

That being said, this is Lucky’s chance to shine, and I hope that you have as much fun playing the game as we had making it. We’d love to hear from you! We really mean it, too – don’t hesitate to share your thoughts on Twitter (@PlayfulLucky), our Facebook page, or even an email (feedback@playfulcorp.com).

Thank you for playing!

XOXO,

Dan Hurd

Director, Super Lucky’s Tale

Native 4K Racing on Xbox One X Begins Today with Release of Forza Motorsport 7 and New Demo

Since the launch of Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, we’ve been energized by our fans’ feedback and engagement. We’re excited to share that with the release of Forza Motorsport 7, starting with early access in September, and the continued success of Forza Horizon 3, the Forza franchise has had its biggest months to date. In September alone, more than 7.9 million unique players raced in the Forza community. Our fans’ support and feedback continue to drive the team. Last week, we released a major update to Forza Motorsport 7, including new features and fixes for all players as well as the Xbox One X version of the game – unleashing the true power of X. This update is available for free for all Forza Motorsport 7 owners on Windows 10 PCs, Xbox One, Xbox One S, and the new Xbox One X.

Unleash the Power of X

The most beautiful, authentic and comprehensive racing game we’ve ever made is now available on the Xbox One X in native 4K and HDR at a solid 60 frames per second. Forza Motorsport 7 was built from the ground up for Xbox One X, allowing the game to take advantage of all six teraflops of power to create the most immersive and visually-stunning racing experience available on console. With razor sharp detail, new effects and ultra-high-resolution assets as well as refinements in overall lighting, shadows, and reflections, Forza Motorsport 7 is beyond enhanced on the Xbox One X.

Auction House, Forzathon & More!

The new update brings with it a suite of fan favorite features. Our online multiplayer playground is expanding with Drag, Tag, Virus, Keep the It and Pass the It, offering new ways to challenge and compete with friends and rivals alike. Auction House is also returning, allowing players to wheel-and-deal with the community in hopes of scoring a sleek new ride or a windfall of credits. And most exciting of all, we are pleased to announce the return of Forzathon, where players can race around the track in some of the most challenging events to win prizes, including exclusive cars. Keep an eye out for the #Forzathon events to get started next week.

Xbox One X Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport 7 Demo on Xbox One X Available Today

Current Forza Motorsport 7 owners are already in pole position to experience all the game offers on Xbox One X, but new players can look forward to a demo on the most powerful console ever made. The Forza Motorsport 7 demo is free and available now.

Xbox One X Enhancements for Forza Horizon 3 Arrive Jan. 15

Longing for the open roads of Forza Horizon 3? Playground Games’ award-winning, Australian automotive wonderland and its “Blizzard Mountain” and “Hot Wheels” expansions will receive an update to become Xbox One X Enhanced on Jan. 15, 2018. Be the boss of the Horizon Festival, as you speed your way along the gorgeous coastline, lush jungles and sun-soaked outback of the Land Down Under in breathtaking, native 4K resolution running in HDR. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire and ForzaMotorsport.net for future updates and mark your calendars for an enticing Australian vacation to ring in the new year.

See you on the track!

For Sale – HP Pavilion dv6-2112sa Laptop PC

HP Pavilion dv6-2112sa Laptop PC (15.6-inch LED Display, Windows 10, AMD Turion II M520 Processor, 4GB, 320GB HDD, ATI Radeon HD 4200 Graphics.

Very lightly used laptop, the battery life is not what it was, works perfectly when plugged in.

Price and currency: 100
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Mac Pro (Late 2013)

Hi all,

After deciding to move from Mac to Windows, I have for sale my pride and joy Mac Pro (Late 2013).

I have owned it from new, and have the original box.

The original 12Gb memory has been upgraded to 64Gb Crucial EEC.

It’s in great condition, is fast and ultra quiet and given me faultless service.

I have formatted the SSD and installed a fresh copy of macOS High Sierra and converted it to the new APFS filesystem.

The full spec is as follows:

– Model Identifier: MacPro6,1
– Processor: 4 Core 3.7GHz Intel Xeon E5
– Memory: 64GB ECC memory
– Graphics: Dual AMD FirePro D300 2GB GPU’s
– Storage: 256GB HD
– macOS 10.13 High Sierra
– Wi-Fi/Airport: 802.11ac
– Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
– Gigabit Ethernet: 2x ports
– USB 3: 4x ports
– Thunderbolt 2: 6x ports
– HDMI 1.4 port or Thunderbolt output
– Audio: Built-in Speakers

Power cable & original box included.

Asking price is £1400 collected from Milton Keynes.

I am requesting it to be collected, as due to the value, I would rather the buyer come and test it and be happy that everything is as it should be.

Thanks for looking,

Paul.

(I will add some better photos of the Mac later this evening)
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Price and currency: £1400
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: BT/PPG
Location: Milton Keynes
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Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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