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Is there a tool in windows 7 that allows you to find and unload dll's? Without restarting the system. I am not looking to unload/upgrade/regsrv32.. Just looking to wipe out a couple dll's but they're loaded.

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There are applications such as Unlocker or UnlockIT that claim to do this.

WARNING: Doing this could affect stability of your system and the integrity of your data. I haven't used either of these applications, nor would I (unless it was an emergency).

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The fix is the same as for XP, under regedit, go to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer, add DWORD "AlwaysUnloadDLL" and give it a value of 1.

Reboot your machine, run some programs, then look at your taskmgr, you should see it free of DLL's

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The OP clearly stated "Without restarting the system." Your answer requires rebooting. –  BenjiWiebe Jul 12 at 1:01

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