Archive for February 26, 2007

virtual PC change date (Microsoft Virtual PC 2007)

virtual PC change date (Microsoft Virtual PC 2007)

If you’re reading this it’s probably because you’ve discovered you can’t override the date and time on a virtual machine running in Microsoft’s Virtual PC 2007

You can’t disable this feature at boot, but you can temporarily work around it by stopping the virtual machine addon services and then changing the date. Of course, once you start these services again the date will revert back, but this might help you with your diagnostics!

Here’s an example batch file to stop the services.

echo Stopping the VM services
net stop 1-vmsrvc
net stop VPCMap

Cheers, Mike.