You can activate up to two “rearms” (type slmgr –rearm at the command prompt) which will extend the trial for another 30 days each time OR simply shutdown the VPC image and discard the changes you’ve made from undo disks to reset the image back to its initial state.
as admin - Right click on the command prompt item in the start menu and choose "Run as Administrator" then it should work.Of course you could just revert the VM to the "clean" snapshot in Virtual Box for the same effect.Let me know if it works so we can close out this issue."By doing either of these methods, you can technically have a base image which never expires although you will never be able to permanently save any changes on these images for longer than 90 days." ...curse you Microsoft. Well I guess they're just trying to keep me from playing Battlefield Vietnam again, and I understand that. v=d_AP3SGMxx M Either way, I'm going to submit that video as the sole defense in my litigation if they ever come after me.No biggie, you can't expect them to rewrite 30 years of anti-doing-anything-useful-with-their-OS history just to satisfy our needs as developers, can you? =) In the meantime, do yourself a favor and revert to the image and be done with the whole issue.
If you're relying on modifications to the VM you are probably doing something in a less than optimal way to begin with.
I'm gonna close this now so they don't take me up on the defense litigation offer... This is why Microsoft is losing market: without helping developers it receives bad advertising from developers, who are IT experts an trusted by friends when they have to buy a computer. It's now, for sure, only good for 90 days after it is released.
I seem to have that same issue Matt - even when I restore from the snapshot, I still have the countdown. Not 90 days after it's downloaded, not 90 days after install, not 90 days after activation... So if you download the image (via any method) 2 days before they replace it with a new one, you're screwed.
Currently it says "18 days left to activate", and yesterday it said "19 days" etc... That's very disappointing, but there's a silverish lining - ievms re-uses the XP VM for IE6, IE7, and IE8 by default.
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong - shouldn't restoring the snapshot sort this? Additionally, the XP VM is by far the smallest of the downloads, so you're getting 3 out of 5 IE versions for the price of (the smallest) one. rm (or move to archive I guess) to install ie7 on vista and ie8 on windows 7: 3.
I'm sorry I can't do more to help with this issue right now, but I'll continue to try every angle possible to make this easier. but the XP image is expiring so we have to download a new one every 90 days (based on their schedule, not ours) I'll attempt to answer my own question... curl -s https://raw.github.com/xdissent/ievms/master/| env REUSE_XP="no" IEVMS_VERSIONS="6 7 8" bash to install ie7 and ie8 on xp: 3. Only Win7 is rearmable, which is most easily done using iectrl.