[TUT] Changing the BIOS date in Virtual PC and VMWare

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Also, you can use this little program by me to disable sync and set the date for MSVPC. Be aware that it requires .NET Framework 4 Client Profile, if you don't have it yet.
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Re: [TUT] Changing the BIOS date in Virtual PC and VMWare

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I couldn't get this method to work and the only thing that worked was setting the time on my host PC.
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A) This tutorial was written in 2007. I think the VMWare snippet has a few extra lines required these days.
B) Changing your time on the PC? Pffft. Bit drastic. I almost never set the date back when installing betas these days anyway, because laziness/I forget. Can generally work around it regardless.

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Except for builds which refuse to install without a proper date (Whistlers, Neptune, possibly Millennium). Or is there a way to bypass that?
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Overdoze wrote:Except for builds which refuse to install without a proper date (Whistlers, Neptune, possibly Millennium). Or is there a way to bypass that?
With Whistlers and Neptune, I engage my l33t hax0r mode and Shift+F10 and set the date back using the command line in the ~20secs you have before it does the date/time check on the first boot. It'll reset to the correct time at next boot, but it's never been an issue for me.

Not sure about Millennium.

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Didn't know that trick, thanks for telling. :)
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Regarding hounsell’s trick, it doesn’t change back in vbox

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hounsell wrote:
With Whistlers and Neptune, I engage my l33t hax0r mode and Shift+F10 and set the date back using the command line in the ~20secs you have before it does the date/time check on the first boot. It'll reset to the correct time at next boot, but it's never been an issue for me.
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The link seems to be broken. Can anybody provide me the application? Thanks.
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TheWinnerCollector111 wrote:The link seems to be broken. Can anybody provide me the application? Thanks.
It's listed on TCB downloads.
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If you're talking about my Virtual PC Toolkit program, it's available on TCB or here.
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Oh really? Its not on https://thecollectionbook.info/information/downloads/

Also the other website is down
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"here" is a clickable link. Anyway... : https://www.krnl386.com/vpctoolkit/vpctoolkit.zip
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TheWinnerCollector111 wrote:Oh really? Its not on https://thecollectionbook.info/information/downloads/

Also the other website is down
It's under Information > Changing BIOS dates, where it's always been. Though perhaps Downloads would make more sense.

And the website I originally linked to is long gone, hence why I provided a new link.
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I tried the VPC method, but it said the file is corrupted...what do I do?

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Re: [TUT] Changing the BIOS date in Virtual PC and VMWare

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You only need the VMware part if you install Vmware Tools. If you don't, VMware will still keep the time. However, I face problems when using Windows 8 and 8.1 betas (or previews) in Vmware. It justs sync the time without a choice.
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