Changing DMI Strings
Some of the DMI strings in the Intel desktop board BIOSes can be changed using the utilty attached to this article. To run the utility, you will need a Windows 98SE bootable USB pen drive.
- Make the USB pen drive bootable
- Extract the utility to the pen drive
- Download the motherboards latest BIOS file (for example MK0061.BIO) and save it to the pen drive as BIOS.BIO.
- Boot the system from the pen drive (use the F10 option to get the boot menu)
- Run FLASH.BAT
The following strings will be prompted for:
- System serial number (this should be the serial number on the Stone serial number sticker).
- Bay Number (normally this is not used; Stone systems may have a QC tracking number here).
- Chassis Asset Tag (this should be used for the end-customer asset tag number).
This DMI string update method reflashes the entire BIOS, so please note any BIOS settings needed for your operating system as these may be reset during the upgrade process, including:
- SATA Controller mode (for example, AHCI or IDE mode).
- UEFI Enabled (usually enabled for Windows 8 and disabled for Windows 7).
- Secure Boot Enabled (again, usually enabled for Windows 8 and disabled for Windows 7).
This DMI utility will also program "OEGStone" into the BIOS as a manufacturer string.
Note: This utility only works with Intel 7 series motherboards and 6 series motherboards with BIOS files that are Windows 8 "secure boot" capable BIOSes, such as DH61CR / DH61WW BIOS 0099 or later. Please also note that some motherboards also have a two or three stage upgrade process which must be followed to bring the system up to the latest version, for example the DH61CR and DH61WW.
- Stone desktop systems with Intel 6 series motherboards (used with Windows 8 BIOS files only).
- Stone desktop systems with Intel 7 series motherboards.