DMIEDIT for Surface 3 (non-pro)?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by saschanaz, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. saschanaz

    saschanaz MDL Novice

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    #1 saschanaz, Sep 3, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2017
    I tried DMIEDIT v2.14 and v5.15 got from this forum but both say:

    +---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    | AMIDEWINx64 Utility (Aptio) v2.14 |
    | Copyright (C)2014 American Megatrends Inc. All Rights Reserved. |
    +---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    Initializing the SMBIOS interface. Please wait a moment......
    d7 - Error: System doesn't support.

    +---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    | AMIDEWINx64 Utility (Aptio) v5.15 |
    | Copyright (C)2014 American Megatrends Inc. All Rights Reserved. |
    +---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    Initializing the SMBIOS interface. Please wait a moment......
    d7 - Error: System doesn't support.

    What version of DMIEDIT will work for Surface 3 (that has AMI BIOS 1.51116.178 (3/9/2015) with SMBIOS 2.8)?

    (I want to correct DMI table items that are corrupted by a critical bios bug.)
     
  2. saschanaz

    saschanaz MDL Novice

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    Tried version 1.xx but 1) it didn't have 64-bit version 2) 32-bit version cannot be used because Surface 3 UEFI does not 32-bit boot 3) DOS version also cannot be used because of UEFI.
     
  3. saschanaz

    saschanaz MDL Novice

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    AMIDEEFIx64 can read the values but still it cannot write, with the error message "Cannot initialize SMBIOS". I think I need a version made after 2015.