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Trouble modding Saphire X1550 Drivers for 10 64bit

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23 May 2016 18:58 #1 by AmiloMan
Thanks, most of the suggestions to automate most of the procedures are already in place in the new version, I will try and include simplified driver signing too.
Check back soon for the latest version in the downloads section. No official ETA yet.

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23 May 2016 18:48 #2 by Spork Schivago
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Wow, you work on the software and the site all by yourself? That is amazing! I want to personally thank you. I've worked on some decently sized projects myself and I know how much work certain things can take.

Just in case you care, I noticed a problem with the site as well. The resolution isn't quite correct, at least when I'm viewing with Google Chrome. For example, when I'm typing this reply, down at the lower right and corner of this window, I can see the words:
Report t m (the m is cut off a little bit)
QUICK REPLY REPLY (something else here but can never see it).

These are problems but I know how hard it is to find time to fix certain things when you're the sole creator. I'm sure you're probably working on stuff that you've given a higher priority to and that's fine. I just wanted to make sure you knew there were issues.

Maybe a suggestion for your program...once you get it to where you're happy, maybe work on implementing the Test Mode stuff, you know, where the person just clicks a button and it'll either enable or disable Test Mode by automatically calling bcdedit for them. Another suggestion would be your program being able to detect the requirements (.NET Framework 4.6.1 for example) and if the user doesn't have it, either package a redistributable package that will install it automatically or redirect them to a page where they can download it maybe. Just a thought.

Keep up the great work! This program is extremely valuable. I wish I had known about it a long time ago!

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23 May 2016 18:19 #3 by AmiloMan
Congratulations on modding your driver, If you haven't done so download, Mod and install Catalyst Control Center 14.4 to gain more control of your GPU. The instructions are in the guide.
Glad to hear you like FLEM , I'm the sole creator of the software and site, hopefully I can release the improved version soon , trying to squeeze in as many hours as possible to get it finished.

To enable Test Mode just run these lines in an elevated command prompt, doesn't matter if the driver is already installed.
From an elevated command prompt (Run as Admin): Run the commands below, copy and paste them into the Command prompt you just opened.

bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS

bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON

Happy modding !
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23 May 2016 17:57 #4 by Spork Schivago
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I'll definitely remember that. I was almost tempted to try signing the driver myself. I looked into it a little bit and saw something about boot drivers needed the signature inside the driver itself. I wasn't sure if video card drivers were considered "boot drivers". Not sure how to enable test mode but next time, I'll look into that.

I think this PC here that I'm working on will really benefit from a newer video card. The stuff they want to use it for, it could really use a nice GPU. Thanks for all the help though. This FLEM program needs a little work but it's freaking amazing! The creator should be given an award or something!!! I was successfully able to use this program to install 10 on a laptop that had a video card that wasn't compatible. I don't understand why on that laptop I didn't have to enable test mode, sign any drivers or disable driver signature enforcement. It was an x1200 (Xpress 1200 I think they're called). I followed the tutorial and it just kinda worked. I rebooted a few times, everything worked fine, except for the 10's quick shutdown or startup feature or whatever it is. I had read there'd be problems with that so I just disabled it. Not a big deal. Thanks again for the help!

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21 May 2016 06:53 #5 by AmiloMan
In the future enable Test mode, on 32 bit windows 10 it is enough to avoid driver signature enforcement. On 64bit it will have to been done at every boot. On some machines disabling secure boot is necessary as it will block the drivers.
Test signing a driver and enabling test mode on 64bit Windows 10 is also enough to avoid disabling driver signature enforcement.
Enable Test mode and test the drivers on various machines to see the results.
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20 May 2016 19:54 #6 by Spork Schivago
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No matter what, if I get the driver installed, the customer will always have to disable driver enforcement? Or do I just need to do that until it's installed?

I disabled driver enforcement when I restarted. It looked like it was going to work and then bam! Error message. This time, it said Windows stopped the device because it has reported problems. So, maybe this is just not going to happen. It's a desktop, I think the customer could benefit from upgrading the video card to something a little nicer. Thanks.

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20 May 2016 19:46 #7 by AmiloMan
Yes you must disable it. Enabling Test Mode helps too, try another driver package e.g 15.11beta or anything not crimson. Remod and clean-out previous install with DDU.
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20 May 2016 19:42 #8 by Spork Schivago
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Is this because of Driver Signature Enforcement? Do I need to disable that? If so, is there away to permantely disable it in Windows 10? The last drivers I modded, the ATI X1200 drivers, they where for Windows 10 64-bit and I didn't have to do anything with Driver Signature Enforcement. I installed them manually and they just worked, which was really nice.

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20 May 2016 19:39 #9 by Spork Schivago
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Even after redownloading everything and repatching the new driver, I get the same error message. Any idea what I might be doing wrong? Thanks!

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20 May 2016 19:33 #10 by Spork Schivago
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Thank you. I have tried this but I will try it again. I'm running Windows 10 64-bit, so I pick the:
C:\AMD\AMD-Catalyst-15.7.1-Win10-64bit\Packages\Drivers\Display\WT6A_INF\C0187674.inf

I pick the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter (FLEM MOD).

I receive the following message:
Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device

Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to
install it.

   Microsoft Basic Display Adapter(FLEM MOD)

The hash for the file is not present in the specified catalog file.   The file is likely corrupt or the victim
of tampering.

If you know the manufacturer of your device, you can visit its website and check the support section for driver software.

I will start from scratch and try again. I'll redownload the files (minus FLEM because I'm pretty certain that's fine and not broke). I'll redownload the drivers (legacy and 15.7.1) and remod them and see if I have any success then.

Thanks for trying to help me, I really appreciate this!

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20 May 2016 18:49 #11 by AmiloMan
Hi there,
Almost there, in device manager don't search for the driver rather pick it manually.
Select "Let me Pick from a list of device drivers on my computer"
Click "Have disk"
Browse to the WHQL folder and in the drivers subfolder select the inf that corresponds to the version of Windows you are using :C0xxxxxxx.inf(for windows 10 64bit), CTxxxxxxx.inf(for Windows 10 32bit) or CBxxxxx.inf(for windows 8.1 32bit) or CUxxxxx.inf(for windows 8.164bit) or CWxxxxxx.inf(for Windows 7 32bit) or C7xxxxxx.inf(for Windows 7 64bit). Depending on your OS choose the right file.
Install and reboot.
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20 May 2016 18:34 #12 by Spork Schivago
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Just a small update. I got a little further. I went back and redownloaded the 10.2 legacy drivers but instead of picking the WDM ones, this time I went for the Catalyst Control ones. It was a much bigger download and it contained the files that I couldn't find before (dll's and sys files). I selected them and went through with the mod. Flem claims it finished successfully. So, I go to install the drivers.

Running c:\AMD\AMD-Catalyst-15.7.1-Win10-64bit\setup.exe (the drivers I modified) doesn't work. It just says All components are up to date.

When I go to device manager and click either on Microsoft Basic Display Adapter or on Video Controller and try to manually install the driver, I point it to c:\AMD\AMD-Catalyst-15.7.1-Win10-64-bit and tell the OS to search sub-folders. It says the latest driver is already installed. Any suggestions on how I'm supposed to get these modded drivers installed? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!!!

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20 May 2016 17:43 #13 by Spork Schivago
Hello,

I've used your product before with success for an older Express 1200 video card in a laptop for a customer running 10 64-bit. Now, I need to mod another driver using the Flem Modding tool. It's for a Saphire X1550 (VEN_1002&DEV_7187). I'm having trouble though. I try following the guide. I download the legacy drivers from the link on the home page ( AMD Catalyst 10.2 WHQL Legacy Driver (Release Date: 2/24/2010) - 64bit ).

Then I try downloading the newest driver that I'd like to mod. I get confused here because when I click the link, there's a bunch of chocies and I'm not 100% sure which one to grab. I click the link of the latest WHQL Driver. That takes me to AMD's website. Because I'm not certain which one to download, I go for the one that I think best fits, the Latest AMD Drivers for the Radeon HD 8000 – HD 8400, HD 7000 – HD 7600, HD 6000, and HD 5000 Series (near the bottom). I download the 64-bit version of the Catalyst Software Suite (235MB or so). Then I run both of them. I also manually extract both of them. The legacy driver extracts files to the C:\ATI\Support\10-02_legacy_vista32-64_wdm directory. The newer version just installs stuff to c:\program files\CIM\ directory.

I start up Flem and browse to where I manually extracted the 15.7.1 drivers. I make sure Full MOD **Recommended is checked. Then, I go down to the 64bit basic files...this is where I'm having trouble. I go to a command prompt, I go to the c:\ati\support\ directory. I search for the files,
dir atiumd6a.* /a /s
dir atiumd64.* /a /s
dir atioglxx.* /a /s
dir atiogl.* /a /s
dir atio6axx.* /a /s

But not one file is found! None of those files were in the legacy driver for some reason! I even check for the 32/64bit basic files, but they're not there either. If I uncheck Driver cocktail maker - use older legacy files and I click on the create drivers button, I get an Unhandled exception has occurred in your application error. I've made sure .NET Framework 4.6.1 was installed. What should I do? Any suggestions? I was thinking maybe I don't need the Driver cocktail maker and there's just a missing dependency somewhere. A nice featurer for this program would be if i could auto-detect the dependencies and if one's missing, maybe refuse to start until it's installed...Thanks!

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