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I need to change the time on my VirtualBox winxp machine (I have an ubuntu host), but it automatically syncronizes with the host. I need different times on the machines because I'm developing something which won't rely on the client's time.

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Right click on the clock, choose "Adjust Date/Time." The rightmost tab should control syncing the clock with the Internet. Just turn that off, and you can set any time in WinXP and have it stick.

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I tried that... –  Gabi Purcaru Aug 6 '10 at 17:12
    
oops, it seems i needed to restart win after changing that option. thanks –  Gabi Purcaru Aug 6 '10 at 17:15
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