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12 Jan 2009   #31

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Yeah, but it should prevent *installation* in the first place.
Yeah well Vista's SP1 was supposed to stop the OEM BIOS crack but never did.

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18 Jan 2009   #32

Windows Se7en Ultimate x64
 
 
Yep

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You notice it says 01/07/2020 - that's English. Also it has 01 instead of the single digit i.e. 7/1/2009.

Curious.

SIW2
Yep, sure does, as I installed with the UK version settings that is way it is in the English date format (leading zero's and dd/mm/yyyy).

Please feel free to verify with other UK installers, I can guarantee that this is the why it is displayed for a UK installation.
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18 Jan 2009   #33

Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
 
 

I think it has no use setting it to 2020. It will probably check the date and time on some Microsoft server and it will probably get instructions from them to expire on a specific date...
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18 Jan 2009   #34

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Bellorophon,

I installed with English (United Kingdom ) - I don't get the 2020 expiry, though. I'd really like a copy of your iso.

Hope it keeps working till then for you.

SIW2
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18 Jan 2009   #35

Windows Se7en Ultimate x64
 
 
Want to know how to get Se7en until 2545?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi Bellorophon,

I installed with English (United Kingdom ) - I don't get the 2020 expiry, though. I'd really like a copy of your iso.

Hope it keeps working till then for you.

SIW2
Hi Siw2

Want to know how to get Windows 7 until 2545?
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18 Jan 2009   #36

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Sure - go on then

SIW2
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18 Jan 2009   #37

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Mine is at 2/7/2009... Gotcha!

Anyways, this gave me ideas..I'm installing now in VPC with 2099 BIOS date...I'll post back results.
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18 Jan 2009   #38

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Install goes on with no errors about the 2099 date....
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18 Jan 2009   #39

Windows Se7en Ultimate x64
 
 
Se7en until 2545

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Sure - go on then

SIW2
If you want to get Windows 7 until 2545 install it on a Thai computer using Thai settings, the current year in Thailand right now is 2545.

Experts Exchange link


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18 Jan 2009   #40

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

I knew the Thai people came from the future....there was always something strange about them

Anyways, my current test failed, VPC doesn't save the changed date in bios, keeps resetting to the system time...
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