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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - disable BIOS date sync        Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:15 pm 
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Do you still get it in 1.4.4 or you used to get it in previous versions? I've identified it to come from bad detection of OS version, which is fixed now.

Also, the OS version is set by VPC when you install additions, so if it's not there already I can't really detect anything.

No I dont get it anymore, I probably always got it every time in the last version when I select the .vmc for a VM it would give the Error, good thing the bug was fixed, I shoudld have reported it, but you probably noticed already :P


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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - disable BIOS date sync        Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:40 pm 
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Well yeah, it would obviously help but I've figured it out myself now that I've done some more work on it.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - disable BIOS date sync        Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:20 pm 
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Im getting an error from 1.4.4.0 I believe, from opening a .vmc

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Name: ERR001_VMC_READ_FAILED_CMOS
Message: CMOS Bad node or missing
Source: Void ReadVMC()

Seen this yet?


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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - disable BIOS date sync        Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:21 pm 
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See the README, it explains it's caused by newly created virtual machines. Just start the VM once and try again.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - disable BIOS date sync        Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:25 pm 
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See the README, it explains it's caused by newly created virtual machines. Just start the VM once and try again.

I kept forgetting that, also is the next Beta coming soon, or anything?


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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - disable BIOS date sync        Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:04 am 
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I've recently had to reinstall Windows and what not and I've got some other things to do as well, so it won't be that soon. I will probably change this behaviour so it won't throw an error, but rather a tip or something, though.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - disable BIOS date sync        Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:27 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - disable BIOS date sync        Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:11 am 
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That's good to hear, as it should work. :P

Anyways, made update 1.4.5 today with the following:

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+ Date sync: can now be disabled/enabled even with BIOS node missing
* BIOS error: changed behaviour so it's now a warning
* Code: various improvements
* Bugfix: OS name now properly displayed as "Unknown" if no OS is set


As I announced in the previous post, I changed the BIOS/CMOS message from an error to a warning that can be bypassed. You won't be able to change the actual date as the node for it isn't there, but you can still disable/enable date sync. You can just start the virtual machine for the first time and the BIOS node will be created by Virtual PC, then you can set the date you want.

Please note that this update is not yet live due to some server issues. Will be sorted out today I hope.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - disable BIOS date sync        Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:06 am 
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That's good to hear, as it should work. :P

Anyways, made update 1.4.5 today with the following:

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+ Date sync: can now be disabled/enabled even with BIOS node missing
* BIOS error: changed behaviour so it's now a warning
* Code: various improvements
* Bugfix: OS name now properly displayed as "Unknown" if no OS is set


As I announced in the previous post, I changed the BIOS/CMOS message from an error to a warning that can be bypassed. You won't be able to change the actual date as the node for it isn't there, but you can still disable/enable date sync. You can just start the virtual machine for the first time and the BIOS node will be created by Virtual PC, then you can set the date you want.

Please note that this update is not yet live due to some server issues. Will be sorted out today I hope.

Great job Overdoze, cant wait for the next release, hope the server issue will be fixed


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You got an archive with all versions that were made? :P ^^


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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - disable BIOS date sync        Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:52 am 
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Yes, I keep all versions I made, why?

EDIT: The update is live.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - change BIOS date & disable s        Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:01 am 
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I dont know if it would be possible, but maybe a way to apply a Windows Protection Error Fix (Mainly Chicago, 95, Nashville, Memphis), when starting a build that has Protection

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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - change BIOS date & disable s        Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:31 am 
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That requires modifying OS files and can't be done just by editing the VMC file, so no.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - change BIOS date & disable s        Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:28 am 
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Maybe a dumb question, but is it possible to add support for SLIC 2.1 or OEM SLP Keys inside Virtual PC BIOS? That would be a great feature! :o

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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - change BIOS date & disable s        Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:16 am 
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No. Also not sure why you'd want this, unless there's piracy involved.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - change BIOS date & disable s        Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:50 am 
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No. Also not sure why you'd want this, unless there's piracy involved.
Oh no, no piracy here. It's to make run "XP Mode" VHD (from Windows 7, in Windows 8), in Virtual PC 2007 and no need to deal with activation. But don't worry, if you don't know how to add this feature, it's OK. 8-)

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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - change BIOS date & disable s        Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:30 am 
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BIOS SLIC is not something I can just change in the VMC file (which is what this tool does), I'd have to edit the BIOS for that (which essentially means editing the main VPC executable), which is something beyond my skill level and, quite honestly, beyond the scope of this tool.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - change BIOS date & disable s        Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:44 am 
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Wow thanks for this tool! :)


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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - change BIOS date & disable s        Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:04 pm 
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Sorry for the Bump, but wondering if you've been working on an update for this


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Not really, RL priorities getting in the way.

If there's an important issue that needs fixing, let me know and I'll try to get something done, otherwise it could be a while before any new versions pop up.

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The link for application is not working...


Ah yeah, forgot that the old address is no longer in use. I'll try to get this sorted out soon, downloads are unavailable in the mean time...

I should probably also mention (again) that any future versions with awesome new features etc. have been canceled. Current version (1.x) will hopefully be updated to final 1.5 release with a better UI and additional fixes (if required) sometime in summer.

EDIT: It also appears I failed to fix the ReadVMC error on some virtual machines without OS info. Will be fixed for good in 1.5.

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Downloads have been fixed.

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I've identified an issue that causes readVMC() to fail on certain virtual machines. I believe it is related to the undo disks option, will investigate and probably make a fixed version 1.4.6 later today.

EDIT: The issue has been fixed. Changelog for v1.4.6:

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+ Error codes: added error codes ERR006 and ERR007 for file related exceptions during readVMC and applyVMC
* Bugfix: reading some virtual machines fails for unknown reasons


Apparently I can no longer edit the original post in this topic, so I can't update the info, but the links point to latest version.

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 PostPost subject: Re: [TOOL] Virtual PC Toolkit - change BIOS date & disable s        Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:37 pm 
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Just a small update on this: I am now hosting the downloads myself. That is all.

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Link wasn't working. I re-uploaded to MEGA. Link: https://mega.nz/#!obo3DDxa!0uPXyFVFv_6R ... Z39gR8XwOM
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