Which One?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Hipster Doofus, Aug 21, 2002.

  1. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    OK which one is it?

    This one:
    DLL Hell

    Explorer often caches DLL files in memory for a period of time after they have finished being used. This can result in large amounts of memory being taken up by DLL files that are not even being used.
    To install this tweak:
    Go to Start > Run and type Regedit
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer
    Create a new sub-key called AlwaysUnloadDLL by right clicking in the left pane, then double click on the Registry key in the right pane and set it with a default value of 1.
    Reboot. To disable the tweak, delete the key.

    OR

    This one:
    Unload .dll's to Free Memory

    Windows Explorer caches DLLs (Dynamic-Link Libraries) in memory for a period of time after the application using them has been closed. This can be an inefficient use of memory.

    1. Find the key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer].
    2. Create a new DWORD sub-key named 'AlwaysUnloadDLL' and set the default value to equal '1' to disable Windows caching the DLL in memory.
    3. Restart Windows for the change to take effect.
     
  2. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    1. Find the key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\M
    icrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersio
    n\Explorer].
    2. With "Explorer" highlighted, go into the right pane and create a new DWORD Value named AlwaysUnloadDLL and set the default value to 1
    This will disable Windows caching the DLL in memory.
    3. Restart Windows for the change to take effect.
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    dirk...since xp releases memory when needed, does this tweak produce a noticeable improvement?
     
  4. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    I agree with Dealer, no need for it
     
  5. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    I just posted the correct answer, I don't use the tweak myself.
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Thanks Dirk that's all I wanted to know. They both might be useless but at least I know which one is a complete waste of time. :D