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How do you overwrite Sys32 dll files?



I have been having a problem with games and have found a solution. I need to overwrite two dll files in System 32 relating to Direct X. The two files are d3d8.dll and ddraw.dll. Obviously every time I try to overwrite the files they are instantly replaced with the SP1 newer versions.

The two files in question are causing a random freeze in Direct 3d games and the problem was rectified with an AMD direct x patch which contained the two files that i am trying to put on but the SP1 installed newer files so they wont overwrite.

Does anyone know how to do it please.


Find the two files in C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 or in C:\Windows\system32\dllcache and rename them. Then run your patch. Windows System file protection will pop up a message asking you to insert the Windows cd. Click on cancel and in the next window confirm that you want to keep these fileversions.
Create a restore point before making changes. Just in case.


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Which ever method you decide to use, you may notice logged events such as this:

The protected system file shell32.dll could not be restored to its original, valid version. The file version of the bad file is 6.0.2800.1106 The specific error code is 0x800b0100 [No signature was present in the subject.].


I tried it in safe mode and it worked thanks and ive just tested a direct3d game and the random freeze has gone.

Thanks for your help.

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