DosFlash V1.8
- now supports LiteOn PLDS DG-16D2S 83850C V2 Geremia/Maximus LiteOn FreeKey method
- huge firmware read/write speed increase, especially if run from a floppy disk
- updated IDE/SATA motherboard chipset list
- new IDE/SATA detection for Windows and DOS
- DosFlash.typ embedded in executable file
- LiteOn V1 drive key is now extracted 10 times and compared against each other,
  after the extraction a summary is displayed sorted by the most common matches
- LiteOn V2 drive key is extracted 2 times and compared
- new BenQ unlock keys added to unlock all known BenQ drive firmwares
- command line parameter "EnableDrives" removed, DosFlash asks the user on
  application close if he wants to enable the drives or not, during the tests it
  seems that IDE drives have problems with the enable, SATA drives seem to 
  work fine
- new 64-bit DosFlash edition added called DosFlash64, because some driver
  functions don't work as expected in the 32 bit compatibility mode on Windows x64
- Beta state removed
- ready and tested on Windows7 X86 and x64

Geremia/Maximus FreeKey method with DosFlash16
We have added one cmd line parameter for DosFlash16 in manual mode. The COM port
is simply ignored and can have any value for the V2 drives.
Use the following command line to extract your free key from 83850C:
- DosFlash LITEON K 0970 1 inquiry.bin identify.bin key.bin dummy.bin enckey.bin

Tips for running DosFlash on Windows 7

Since Windows Vista 64 Bit and upwards it is necessary that every driver is signed. Because
the DosFlash driver will not be signed by MS due to some unknown reason we need to cicumvent
this check. You have the following 2 possibilities to do this.

Safe Way of Disabling Driver Signature Enforcement
1) On Windows 7 bootup press F8 to get to the extended boot options screen
2) Choose "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement"
3) To start DosFlash right click on it in Windows Explorer and choose
   "Run as administrator" > answer the message box with "Yes"
4) Short after the program started a "Program Compatibility Assistant" warning message
   is displayed, you can simply ignore this by pressing the "Close" button

Recommended Way of Disabling Driver Signature Enforcement
1) Disable User Account Control (UAC)
   - go to "Start Menu" > "Control Panel" > "User Accounts and Family Safety" > "User Accounts"
   - click on "Change User Account Control settings"
   - set the slider bar to the lowest value (Never notify) > click "OK"
2) Sign the DosFlash driver
   - download the "Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider" (DSEO) from
   - start DSEO > click "Next" > "Yes" > choose "Sign a System File" > "Next" > enter the path to
     the used driver (portio32.sys or portio64.sys) > "OK" > "OK"
3) Disable Driver Signature Enforcement
   - start DSEO > click "Next" > "Yes" > choose "Enable Test Mode" > "Next" > "OK"
4) Restart the computer

Keep in mind that with the recommended way the changes will have effect on every reboot without
doing anything manual. The first way needs to be done over and over again. In addition the second
way can be used to sign every driver that doesn't run natively on Windows 7.

For use of the VIA Cards in Windows 7 it is recommended to uninstall the VIA driver. This can be
done like follows:
- start "Device Manager" > expand "Storage controllers" > right click on "VIA RAID Controller" > 
  choose "Uninstall" > "OK"
- rename C:\Windows\inf\vsmraid.inf to vsmraid.inf_
- rename C:\Windows\inf\vsmraid.PNF to vsmraid.PNF_
- rename C:\Windows\System32\drivers\vsmraid.sys to vsmraid.sys_
- reboot computer

Much respect and credits go to Geremia and Maximus for their money saving FreeKey app
and their lightning like decryption speed!

In Dedication To The Birth Of FreeKey On August Fifth 2009
Kai Schtrom