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Windows 7: unloading dll's

25 Mar 2010   #1
tz frantic

windows 7
 
 
unloading dll's

i set windows to alway's unload dll's now how can i keep them i want to stop windows
from unloading it


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25 Mar 2010   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Undo whatever it is you changed?
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25 Mar 2010   #3
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

This is how to do it for XP, but I'm sure it's similar in 7: How to Unload Unused DLL’s to Regain Memory in Windows XP | GilsMethod.com

Just change the 1 to 0.
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25 Mar 2010   #4
jp07764

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

In win 7 and vista it will not work.
That is because of the new way they handle memory.

Jimmy
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26 Mar 2010   #5
tz frantic

windows 7
 
 

wat is the advantage of having dll's
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26 Mar 2010   #6
tz frantic

windows 7
 
 

i delete the subkey called always unload dll in doing this will my computer keep the dlls and how will i know if my computer is keeping the dll s
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26 Mar 2010   #7
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tz frantic View Post
wat is the advantage of having dll's
A DLL is a Dynamicly Linked Library containing function calls that can be used by any program that needs them. They are, thus, a shared resource that saves a ton of disk space by not having every program have to load it's own duplicate copy of things. Windows controls --buttons, checkboxes, lists, toolbars, etc.-- are all stored in DLLs and are accessed by all running programs... Just think how much memory space that saves.

For your other question... You won't know if windows is focibly unloading DLLs from memory... and I'm not entirely sure you want it to. Very often it would unload a DLL then have to reload it a few seconds later as it's called upon by the next program you load... this is very inefficient use of disk time.
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26 Mar 2010   #8
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Unlike XP and Vista, Windows Seven is really efficient at managing memory. I would not worry about it nor change anything.
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26 Mar 2010   #9
tz frantic

windows 7
 
 

i delete the key that says always unload dll would this mean that my com will keep the dll
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26 Mar 2010   #10
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I won't give advice on messing with the registry unless I have done so myself and know it is safe. Did you change the registry or add a key?
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