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"A component of the operating system has expired"

While trying to install a trial version of Windows 2008 server, my PC refuses to boot from any device and instead reports the following:


Your PC/device needs to be repaired. 
A component of the operating system has expired.
File: \WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe
Error code: 0x0000605

After a little research, I discovered that the problem is that a certain file, winload.exe, was set to expire at a certain date. See for example: http://superuser.com/questions/915564/windows-10-recovery-loop

Solution:

During booting, select Setup. Different computers use different keys for this. Some could be Esc, Delete, F2 and so on. On my PC it is F10.

Change the date in BIOS to some date before 2015. You may have to experiment but the principle is that the BIOS date should be earlier than the expiry date. I set mine to 2008 and all was well. 

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