Does anyone know how to activate and remove the timebomb of Windows Developer Preview (8102)?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Gustav Vasa, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. Gustav Vasa

    Gustav Vasa MDL Novice

    Oct 26, 2018
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    Good afternoon,

    I would like to know if there was a way to remove the timebomb of this operating system "who I fell in love with". I really like its functionality and other things related to it. As I said, I want to remove its timebomb, that is the 2 hour system reboot after its expiration date, and if possible activate it so further personalization like changing the picture of the start screen can be achieved.

    Thank you all very much for answering the thread in advance :)
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Why would you want to keep using a full blown beta OS, with all it's problems?
     
  3. Gustav Vasa

    Gustav Vasa MDL Novice

    Oct 26, 2018
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    Yes I know that it's dangerous to use a beta OS with all its bugs. I wanted to do that just for the sake of testing it on a VM.
     
  4. Gustav Vasa

    Gustav Vasa MDL Novice

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    I already asked that in Beta Archive long ago and an user (Only one replied) told me to use KMS Activator which obviously didn't work.
     
  5. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Since you're testing it in a VM, why not just lie to it about what the current date is? Of course that introduces all sort of other problems if it tries to interact with the outside world.
     
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  6. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    From what I know timebomb of beta builds is hard-built into the kernel, so, most certainly not removable.
     
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  7. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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  8. Gustav Vasa

    Gustav Vasa MDL Novice

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    If I set it to the current date (2018) it will restart every 2 hours and will become buggy, I have set it to 2011 but when trying to surf the web browsers give a lot of problems with the certificates.
     
  9. Gustav Vasa

    Gustav Vasa MDL Novice

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    On Beta Archive some people could remove the timebomb, but they didn't tell how had they done it. Others said that it was just removing some files and the spp folder which I did but it doesn't work. There must be a way to remove the stupid timebomb. Some people said that the timebomb as you said was built into the kernel, but particularly in the file ntdll.dll.