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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Using AMI DMI editor under Windows 10

Because of how security is setup under Windows 10, You must actually be logged in as Administrator. Now I know some of you that have not made the jump to Windows 10 yet, Are saying out loud right now "well duh noob". In this case I assume Microsoft realized everyone that had or used Windows 7, for the most part always set themselves up as "Admin" for their main logon. So Microsoft changed things up. If you are logged in as "Admin" under Windows 10 alot of the default features cannot be used, e.g. They crippled it! This way you would actually create a separate login.
I won't go into detail on the lists of things they turn off under the admin account. But it's not a big deal either. It keeps your system safer and better protected. Now don't let me scare you away from Windows 10. You still can enable all your tweaks like before, Under your normal account. And it is still considered an Administrative account. "Run as Admin" is still available, So don't panic.

Now as for AMI DMI editor, it's a two step process. Login to the "Administrator" account. browse to the directory where you have AMI DMI editor. You have to "right click" and goto "properties" for some of the files. Then uncheck the "read only" box, And click "apply". Now don't close or click "ok" yet! Now check the box "unblock" and click "apply". This is so Windows does not block the files that run in the background of the main application from running. as they provide access to parts of the bios that need to be read and written. "AMI DMI EDIT"  will only run under the "Administrator" account. So don't forget that when you update your bios and need to update the DMI settings to match everything back up.

Here is the list of files you need to change the permissions on

AMIDEDOS.EXE
AMIDEWIN.EXE
AMIDEWINx64.exe
DMI16.EXE
DMIEDIT.EXE
UCOREDLL.DLL
UCORESYS.SYS
UCOREVXD.VXD
UCOREW64.SYS

Here is the link to "AMI-DMI"

DMIEDIT_utility.rar

P.S. If you are getting an error message stating that AMI DMI cannot access the bios PNP function. go into your bios settings and disable secure boot, fast boot or ultra fast boot. These settings skip loading the driver required for AMI DMI to access or write to your bios. which speeds up the boot process by bypassing the loading of drivers that are not needed on a daily use basis, and only loading essential drivers needed to run windows. These are bios level drivers and have no effect on windows other than to allow AMI DMI to do it's job. If you are sure that you disabled everything and still receive the PNP error, This version of AMI DMI isn't compatible with your bios firmware. you will have to google and download different versions and try them out.