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About Benajim117

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  • Location
    United Kingdom - Peterborough
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Music (prog rock, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, David Bowie)
    Soundtracks for games and film
    Any kind of technology (Obviously ?)
    Older computer systems (lates 80s, early 90s)
    Lego, it's good stuff
  • Biography
    Been interested in tech for as long as I can remember and I found this forum really useful when i was first getting started.
    Now hopefully I can help some other people on here to learn to love tech.
    VMs and Networking are my thing along with any kind of hardware, its just so good.
    Favourite Game: Halo 2
    Favourite Song: Time by Pink Floyd
    Favourite Windows Version: XP, Its a classic
  • Occupation


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 9700K @ 4.9Ghz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Pro
  • RAM
    16GB Corsair RGB
  • GPU
    Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070 Super
  • Case
    NZXT H510i
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 + 2TB Seagate Baracuda Pro + Various other SSDs and HDDs
  • PSU
    600w Corsair modular
  • Display(s)
    1 x Generic 1080p 1 x Samsung 1440p Monitor
  • Cooling
    Noctua u12 LTT Edition
  • Keyboard
    Ducky One 2 TKL
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro /Windows 10 insider Preview/Manjaro Linux
  • Laptop
    Macbook Air 13" 2018 Model

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  1. Im sorry but this isn't what this thread was about. You will probably get more help and more people willing to help if you start a new thread. Please stop spamming this one as iim not sure anyone here is able to help otherwise they would have done so already
  2. I'm 17 and I came across Serious Sam a few years ago when I bought Serious Sam 2 for a friend on steam sort of as as a joke but mainly as repayment for a game he had gifted me. Turned out he loved the games and had played the first one. It was on his recommendation that I gave Serious Sam a try. I'm glad I did!
  3. You would need to check if the driver is a VMKLinux driver or a native ESXi Driver. If the driver is VMK then it will not work with ESXi 7 and you will get dependency errors when trying to add it to the offline ESXi Depot. Depending on what intel NIC you are using there may not be an official intel driver that works with ESXi (Especially if its a consumer chip like the Realtek NIC I mentioned previously) The likelihood is that you would need a community driver and at the moment I think they rely on the VMK driver stack which has been deprecated in ESXi 7. Hence there being no way to use NICs t
  4. Thanks for the reply. I did come across this article a few weeks ago and have become familiar with the issue as well as giving up hope of upgrading to 7. Thanks for the info though!
  5. The error cant be fixed unfortunately. The problem is that the VMKLinux Driver Stack has been deprecated in VSphere 7.0 meaning any driver which is built from a linux driver such as those for the Realtek NICs will not work at all with VSphere 7. The only way to get these NICs going with 7 would be if an official driver was released I believe
  6. I don't have an installation of ESXi to do this from. I need an image with the correct driver loaded in so that it will detect the NIC and allow me to install. This is what I have had to do with all versions of 6 previously to get ESXi installed. Also, I have found the issue. The VMKLinux Driver stack has bee depreciated in vSphere 7.0 so the drivers for these Realtek cards flat out wont work in an capacity in the new release. Anyone with a Realtek NIC is stuck on 6.7 for the time being. If We are lucky we may get official support but I think the more likely thing is to wait
  7. Thanks for the reply. I am using the offline depot and have the standard packages selected. -f did allow me to add the drivers to the profile when i tried it but once the image is exported to iso and booted on the target system I still have the no network device error so the driver must actually rely on those packages and not just want them to be there as "one of those things" I did try the VMware communities but they either weren't helpful in the slightest or just didn't reply. I think I'm going to leave it for now and wait until mainstream s
  8. I'm having trouble adding the required network drivers to my ESXi 7.0.0 image with PowerCLI. Every time I get dependency errors stating the package requires vmkapi and vmware,driverAPI- Would I be able to add an offline depot or something else so it can grab these 2 packages. Or is it an issue with what packages are included in 7.0 as with all the 6.x images I've done this with there haven't been any issues. I'm not too familiar with PowerCLI so any help would be appreciated. Ive always used this same set of commands and it worked flawlessly every time wi
  9. I too live in the uk and just ordered one of the shirts the other day. I chose the cheapest option of $7 for shipping and the item arrived within a week. It was something like Canada small parcel international air. Theres nothing wrong with the cheap option.
  10. Thanks for the reply(s) guys. As I said in the original post I'm not looking into the hackintosh side as much as I also need to gain experience maintaining and upgrading the hardware (I've heard they can be a bugger to work on). I appreciate the support and info though in the event I do decide to tackle a hackintosh
  11. What kind of scrap yard? Where? I've heard of places like what has been described overseas but not so much here in the uk
  12. I'm a student/tech enthusiast and something that has held me back when applying for jobs is my lac of knowledge concerning macOS and apple hardware. I'm looking to purchase a cheap mac mini (probably no older than 2010 as it would be beneficial to get it running Mojave). Does anyone know of a cheap way of getting a mac mini or similar machine (Preferably in the UK) for around £100 or under. I know its a tall ask but I wouldn't mind bringing a malfunctioning machine back into shape (in fact I would thoroughly enjoy it) Thank you for your time!! After thought: I have looked int
  13. All the service packs from XP to 7 are on there. There's no service packs for 2000 or earlier but these can be obtained from WinWorld anyway. The catalog is just an archive of old/current windows updates, patches, drivers and hot-fixes. Its got stuff ranging from 2000 to 10 I believe and includes stuff for server,enterprise and embedded editions of windows as well as the standard consumer versions. So, not quite all EoL versions but most of them that need the patches/ are still used. Its really useful and I'm surprised MS don't promote it more
  14. Ah sorry, I don't think I can directly link to the download page as it comes up in a pop up window. Here's a link to the search page with Service Pack 3 right at the top: https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=Windows XP Service Pack 3
  15. Would you say its better to contact ducky directly (Considering they are a foreign company) or go to the company i bought the board from (Overclockers UK)