Windows 7 build 6469 product key problem

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Windows 7 build 6469 product key problem

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Whenever I try to install the respective build as shown in the title, I get a message to type a product key. I checked on both BetaWiki and The Collection Book, and none of them showed a product key. This is the message I keep getting.
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Re: Windows 7 build 6469 product key problem

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Did you change the bios date? On most beta versions/early builds of Windows, the bios date must be changed to a specific date or else you'll encounter problems after installing.

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Re: Windows 7 build 6469 product key problem

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Try setting the BIOS date back to October 3rd 2007, as shown on both BetaWiki and TCB, and re-install.

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Re: Windows 7 build 6469 product key problem

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I probably did set it wrong, BetaWiki's date system is different than the DD-MM-YYYY system.
If not that then it's probably because I actually set the date in the setup so, yeah. VBox doesn't really have a good BIOS date setting up system.
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Re: Windows 7 build 6469 product key problem

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Dwendel wrote:I probably did set it wrong, BetaWiki's date system is different than the DD-MM-YYYY system.
If not that then it's probably because I actually set the date in the setup so, yeah. VBox doesn't really have a good BIOS date setting up system.
BetaWiki follows the ISO 8601 date system, which is YYYY-MM-DD. Also the issue with VBox is that, if you don't set the date by modifying the VM config, it resets to the current date on every boot.
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Re: Windows 7 build 6469 product key problem

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Dwendel wrote:I probably did set it wrong, BetaWiki's date system is different than the DD-MM-YYYY system.
If not that then it's probably because I actually set the date in the setup so, yeah. VBox doesn't really have a good BIOS date setting up system.
Use VMWare.

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Re: Windows 7 build 6469 product key problem

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JimOlive wrote:
Dwendel wrote:I probably did set it wrong, BetaWiki's date system is different than the DD-MM-YYYY system.
If not that then it's probably because I actually set the date in the setup so, yeah. VBox doesn't really have a good BIOS date setting up system.
Use VMWare.
Another way to change the date in VirtualBox to install beta builds:
1. Boot into Windows Setup, press Shift+F10 to open Command Prompt.
2. Type "date" (without quote) and press Enter.
3. Now type the date (M-D-YYYY format, for example: 10/30/2007 (October 30, 2007)) and then press Enter.
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