Re: DLL nightmares ...

Date: 06/29/04

Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 12:24:50 -0500

To give you the definitive answer regarding your DLL question. No you can
not redirect where those go.
You will notice for instance when installing Real Player, you don't even get
the option for a custom install. With Office you can do a custom install,
but the programmer's did specify where certain files (DLLs for instance) had
to in order to properly interact. This is going to be true with most
custom installs. You can specify where you want the majority of files in a
custom location, some files will still go to the location specified in

Hope that clears it up for you

Cris Hanna (SBS-MVP)
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"Sarah Tanembaum" <> wrote in message
> "Jetro" <no.spam@internet> wrote in message
> news:uA2K3PZXEHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > Sarah,
> > Windows OS exists for more than 15 years already and this question is
> asked
> > since the first Windows day. Using System and System32 directories for
> > system .dll files is a standard de-facto and there is no answer as such
> > you want, alas. The situation has three solutions:
> > - use 3rd-party software;
> > - do not use Windows;
> > - adjust to Windows.
> >
> > BTW, I recall a stronger than 'nightmare' terminology...
> >
> >
> Sorry if I offended you(dunno why), but all I'm asking is just a plain and
> simple technical question.