what?! that’s possible?! yes, it is! just in time, too, since any beta versions (release candidates, etc) expire on january 15, 2013.
it’s possible in the same way that windows 7 was possible to do this. now, stating that, i do not advocate doing this as you are sure to introduce stability issues and other oddities. otherwise, why bar it? here’s how it’s done:
- expand the installation media or copy to a writeable location
- open the directory “sources”
- locate the file named “cversion.ini”
- modify the content, changing the values to:
some claim it doesn’t work so … your mileage may vary, use at your own risk, etc.