Here is a way to offset the date in a virtual machine for Volvo Vida 2014D expires 12/31/2017 23:59.
I have dedicated hardware with the clock set back to 2014 and no network time and date sync.
I would like to move it to a virtual machine but I know it will time out at the end of the year.
Shoot … that was easy enough, once I realized it does not matter if the virtual machine bios date changes. What matter is if Vida sees it change.
This is all done in the virtual machine not on the host.
- Install the operating system in the virtual machine, set a password when you create the user.
Disable network time sync.
Create a batch file with one command “Date mm-dd-yy”, where mm-dd-yy is date in the past.
Create a Task schedule that will trigger when you log in and run the batch file.
Reboot VM operating system to make sure the date is sticking.
If the date is sticking, Vida will see the date as a never ending day.
Now install Vida on the virtual machine.
I used Date 01-01-14, Vida 2014D installs and will never time out.
If you want, you can now set the user account for automatic login.
Still to do: Get a USB port mapped to the VM.
Still not work: Download Volvo VIDA 2014D patch
Professional Tech support from obd2diy.fr:
Run Patch.cmd and Vida 2014D works like a charm
Customer solution from matthewsvolvosite.com:
Solution is easy. Patch is self extracting archive. So
Unpack patch used in previous install and find 3 files.
Edit “license” file. It is XML and can be edited with any text editor. There is string:
Set to whatever date you want and run filldb.cmd