Tip for installing timebombed betas in VPC
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Author:  pr0gram the pr0grammer [ Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Tip for installing timebombed betas in VPC

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:


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

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

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:

Author:  Andy [ Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:13 pm ]
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Nice tip. Ill have to try that on my copy 8)

Author:  Battler [ 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. ;)

Author:  benny1091 [ Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:38 am ]
Post subject:  Would This Solve CAB32 Problem In Chicago?

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?

Author:  Vista Ultimate R2 [ 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.

Author:  Andy [ Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:56 am ]
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