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Re: How to get started

On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 10:59:25AM +0100, Arend Lammertink wrote:
> "In article: <36344dc7.0@>  frode.gill@agresso.no (Frode
> Gill) writes:
> >
> > In article <390103591wnr@ttelmah.demon.co.uk>, 
> Roger@ttelmah.demon.co.uk wrote:
> > >> How can I copy a dll file to the system32 directory if the file  is
> > >> being used by Windows?
> > >
> > >The normal 'proceedure' is:-
> > >rename the.dll the.old
> >  ^^^^^^
> >
> > And this is not possible when the .dll is in use by windows...
> >
> > Another way of doing it, is to put the new <file>.dll in the  directory
> > as <file>.tmp, and have it renamed to .dll during startup. There is  a
> > way to set this in the registry - not sure how to do it though  :-/
> Since when?. You can rename a DLL in use, you just cannot move it.

Just out of curiosity, why is there a difference between renaming a file
and moving it? Just how can Windows even tell the difference, unless
the moving is between different filesystems?

This sounds seriously brain-damaged, but then I always knew that might be
the case.

- Svein Ove Aas

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