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ESI Programmer on Windows 10 pc?
#632529 09/06/19 06:16 PM
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Can the latest version of ESI Programmer on ESI website (1.2.14.29) be loaded on Windows 10 pc? Thanks

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Re: ESI Programmer on Windows 10 pc?
EPearson #632682 09/12/19 03:23 PM
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Sometimes..it looks like it might run, but, then fails. ESI came out with a different programmer to support it's newest digital phone the " ephone4 " and the system programmer is " web based " called the ESM


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Re: ESI Programmer on Windows 10 pc?
EPearson #633976 12/03/19 06:15 PM
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I'm sorry for not coming back here sooner. Yes the old programmer software can be run on windows 10.
You have to change 1 byte in the EsiMain.exe file.


The byte at position DF(Hex)/223(Decimal) in the original file is 85(Hex)/133(Decimal).
Change the byte at position DF(Hex)/223(Decimal) to 84(Hex)/132(Decimal).

And it will work.
You can use a hex editor to do this, or this powershell script:



Put the following in a text file called PatchESI.ps1, and place this file and EsiMain.exe in the same folder for patching.

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$infile = "EsiMain.exe"
$outfile = "Temp.exe"
$byte = [Byte[]] (0x84)
$f = Get-Item $infile
$file = (Get-Content $infile -encoding byte)[0..222] + $byte + (Get-Content $infile -encoding byte)[224..$f.Length] | Set-Content $outfile -encoding byte
Rename-Item $infile ("$infile" + ".old")
Rename-Item $outfile ("$infile")






This error occurs because the IMAGE_DLLCHARACTERISTICS_NX_COMPAT Flag is set in the exe because of a compile error when they built it,
due to a change from Microsoft that broke some things.

Here is some background info:
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ed_maurer/2007/12/13/nxcompat-and-the-c-compiler/


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