For a self-learning project, I want to patch an exe file.
I have a firmware updater (exe file) that updates a 20-year old DVD drive (Matsushita model SW-9586-T). I own a commercial version of the drive (SW-9586-C) and the software updater does not update it.
I want to patch the exe file to force the flashing of any drive, but I don't know where to start.
Is decompiling > Modifying > Recompiling the firmware updater a good or bad idea ?