Using Dell Dock on a non-Dell system

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by 櫻井浩美, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. 櫻井浩美

    櫻井浩美 MDL Novice

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    2 days ago, my friend ask me how to reinstall his windows and want to install Dell Dock on his pc like his Dell labtop. I tried to install but the program prompt up a message showing it's for Dell system only (he is using an Asrock motherboard and its AMI based). I noticed if you change the smbios brand name into "Dell Inc." the Dell Dock will run like on a Dell system.
    The trick is to extract the AMI BIOS SMBIOS module using MMTOOL and modify the "American Megatrends Inc." into "Dell Inc." using any Hex editing tool, then replace the modified SMBIOS back into the BIOS and flash it and you are ready to install Dell Dock.
    I also try this on my Asus motherboard (also AMI BIOS) and its working fine.
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Or use Rocketdock ;)
     
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  3. Tr3bg0D

    Tr3bg0D MDL Junior Member

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    GEEZ....where is that rock at so I can get under it. Until I seen your post, I thought he was talking about a Docking Station. :wacko: