Re: How to get started
On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 10:59:25AM +0100, Arend Lammertink wrote:
> "In article: <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Frode
> Gill) writes:
> > In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> 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
- Svein Ove Aas