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How to change the BIOS time on a Hyper-v guest vm without changing host's time?

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For testing purpose I need to modify the date/time in the BIOS of a virtual machine created on hyper-v server but always failed.
After some searching, it seems like there is no way I can do it unless I modify the host's date/time which I don't want to.
Can someone tell me how to do it withouth changing the time on hyper-v host server?
Thanks
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by:Joshua_Peters
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When you boot up the guest you should be able to enter the bios during startup. Then you can change the bios time without changing it on the host. Change the post delay time in the os so it allows you to have time to see which key it is to access the Bios.
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http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Virtualization/Q_24166919.html
http://www.markwilson.co.uk/blog/2009/02/hyper-v-qa.htm

Hyper-V VMs do still have a virtual machine BIOS; however, all of the BIOS features (e.g. numlock setting, boot device order, etc.) may be set in the virtual machine configuration or using a script. As a conseqence of this, Microsoft has removed the ability to access the BIOS at boot time.
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by:Greg Hejl
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in hyper v manager - click on vm - open settings - go to integration services for vm (bottom left) - turn off time synchronization -
 login to vm - open services,  stop Hyper-V time synchronization service - change to manual -
 go to vm control panel > date and time >turn off internet time setting - change time and date on vm
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by:brothertu
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thanks for all the replies.
Joshua,
I can't enter the BOIS setting from bootup, tried several keys: F2,F10,Esc, Del.

Greg,
My problem is that, there is no OS installed on the virtual machine. And I need to change the BIOS time before install OS.

Shanyuen:
Although the news from your link is negtive but I guess this might be the truth that there is no way to get into vm BIOS during bootup. I wonder if you have seen any official clarificaition from Microsoft?

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