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Frequent Change Of Date

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July 13, 2009 7:38:19 PM

Hi

Im using a very old app whose retail version is not available any more. the only way I can use it is that I have to change back the system date ...way back to 2002 to get it running and switch it back again to 2009 so that my anti-virus updates don't get screwed up

My concern is whether frequent change of dates back and forth affects the life of the cmos chip and battery.

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July 13, 2009 8:18:38 PM

It shouldn't have any effect. What OS are you using? XP has a Program Compatibility Wizard for older apps.
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July 14, 2009 6:12:24 AM

I am using windows vista. I tried Program Compatibility Wizard but it didn't help much.
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July 14, 2009 3:50:39 PM

realmatrix said:

My concern is whether frequent change of dates back and forth affects the life of the cmos chip and battery.

No. Neither. All the battery is for is to keep the clock ticking and remember the CMOS settings while the power is off. When the power is on (when you are changing the date), everything draws power from the PSU..
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