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 PostPost subject: Tip for installing timebombed betas in VPC        Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:37 pm 
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Some people might already know this, but I only just found out how to disable VirtualPC's automatic time sync, so I decided to create a bit of a guide. This is necessary to install timebombed betas, as Whistler and early LH betas will crap out during the graphical install phase if the date is well past the expiry date.

Anyway, first make and configure a virtual machine. Then go into Notepad and open up the virtual machine's VMC file (its configuration file).

Look for the following:

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<integration>
<microsoft>


Now copy the XML below, and paste it just after <microsoft>

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<components>
<host_time_sync>
<enabled type="boolean">false</enabled>
</host_time_sync>
</components>


Save the file, and fire up Virtual PC. Hit DEL to get into the BIOS, and set the date to how you want it. Now Virtual PC will keep that date, instead of resetting it everytime you start. :wink:

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:13 pm 
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Nice tip. Ill have to try that on my copy 8)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:47 am 
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- pr0gram the pr0grammer: Thanks, man. Now I can finally get those old Chicagos up and running on my VPC. ;)


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 PostPost subject: Would This Solve CAB32 Problem In Chicago?        Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:38 am 
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Whenever I install Chicago build 58 or whatever, I get an error about CAB32.exe after installation, so I cant use it. Will this solve that problem?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:55 am 
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I seem to remember getting that error a long time ago - I'm not sure it's to do with the time though. At the time I assumed the copy of Chicago was corrupt and I think I got a different one that works.

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