Dynamic-link library is a compiled library for Windows systems used by processes as a source of common access to functions and APIs.

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What is <x>.dll used for?

Where can I find a good resource which can tell me more about any installed DLL on my Windows machine?
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Which DLLs included in Windows contain icons?

When changing shortcut icons it's useful to know which DLLs and EXEs included with Windows contain icons, but there are so many DLLs (especially in System32) that it's difficult to find the ones which ...
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How can I find out what program installed or is using a specific DLL file?

I've got a DLL file in the SYSTEM32 directory of one server, which I'm not sure I actually need. Google has told me what it is normally used for, but the software has never been installed on this ...
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DLL could not be run for MSI installers

I'm guessing its a problem with Windows Installer. I've tried restarting the service but to no effect. I'm not able to install anything that ends with .msi. Sometimes I get such an error message: ...
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What is REGSVR32? Why do we need it?

I know it is used to "Register or unregister a DLL". But I want more. Why do we need to register a DLL? When should we register a DLL?
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Please explain basic concepts of a DLL file and its registration in Windows

What is a DLL? What is it doing in our computer? Why we need to register it? Is DLL registration a common process of a single command? Is this installed/registered while we are installing a software?
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How to register a DLL file in Windows 7?

Hey I tried adding a DLL file in Windows 7 by copying to system32 folder, but I couldn't as Access Was Denied. Actually there is an existing DLL file and I'm trying to replace it. How can I do this in ...
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WiseCustomCalla.dll ? What is that?

I have a few folders in my Windows folder (I'm running Windows 7) like this: C:\Windows\1C4551A64743409391E41477CD655043.TMP\WiseCustomCalla.dll All they contain is WiseCustomCalla.dll. I've read ...
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Error “Module XYZ.dll failed to load” when using Regsvr32 to register a DLL on Windows 7

When I try to register a DLL file on Windows 7 (32-bit) using Regsvr32, it gives the following error: The module "XYZ.dll" failed to load. Make sure the binary is stored at the specified path ...
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Procedure entry point EncodePointer could not be located in kernel32.dll

I get this error when trying to run a program on a Windows computer: Because it's a Dutch Windows version it is in Dutch, but in English it would be something like "Procedure entry point ...
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Editing the Microsoft Security Essentials context-menu

As all MSE users would know, the context-menu item that it adds to Explorer is really long, with one whole sentence "Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials...". Is there a way to edit this and ...
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Why do all web-based UI open in the default browser instead of inside the window? [on hold]

Some Background All UIs that use HTML are displayed on the default browser instead of inside the window. I noticed this problem after trying to make a simple browser window and posted a question on ...
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Fixing Chrome incompatibility with BFLLR Dynamic Library

Recently after updating Chrome I noticed that the menu icon turned orange, and at the top of the menu list it says "Software Incompatibility: Learn More". This option takes me to a page that lists a ...
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How to get the DLL a cmdlet is loaded from?

I'm trying to track down where exactly a cmdlet comes from in Powershell on Windows 8. How do I track this down? I know which Module and such it is, but this doesn't help me to track down the actual ...
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Is DLL executable?

Question of terminology and classification. Is DLL an "executable file"? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executable
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Why not install Msvcr71.dll into system32?

While looking for an authoritative source for the missing Msvcr71.dll that is needed by a few old applications, I stumbled across the MSDN article Redistribution of the shared C runtime component in ...
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How can I fix a missing MSVCR90.dll file error?

After installing Office Home and Business 2010, SP1 and all Windows Updates, whenever I try to run Excel, I get this message... The program can't start because MSVCR90.dll is missing from your ...
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How to know what dll or services taskhost.exe is hosting?

I have recently discover a new process in the task manager : taskhost.exe (maybe it was there before but i did not notice it) As the name implies, it seems to be used for running dll in background ...
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ADVAPI32.dll error when launching Visual Studio 2010

I've been getting the following warning message when launching Visual Studio 2010 recently: "The procedure entry point EventUnregister could not be located in the dynamic link library ADVAPI32.dll" ...
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Is there a good tool to look into a dll library so far?

Which tool would you recommend?
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Windows 7 64bit will not register a 32bit DLL

I'm trying to install a 32bit Oracle instant client onto several Windows 7 PCs. This version is the one required by the customer's software. I have successfully installed it on about a dozen PCs ...
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Microsoft Office stopped working properly

I used the following link to include a new language and Word stopped working properly ...
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Why are there missing .dll files while installing?

My system is Windows 7, 64-bit. Recently I tried to install some Weather Channel desktop app on my wife's user account. The installer said I was missing two .dll files. I ran a system scan and it ...
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What can I do if msvcr80.dll is missing?

I have MS-Office 07 setup in my system. But it seems like if its one DLL got corrupted called msvcr80.dll. When I try to install office now, it says Setup cannot find Office.en-us\msvcr80.dll. Browse ...
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How can I fix WOW64.dll error

My system shows an error message; C:\Windows\system32\wow64.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original ...
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msvcr71.dll is missing

msvcr71.dll is missing on Windows 7 and I can't register my dll throw regsvr32 I just can't understand why it can happen Does this dll come with OS, or I can install C++ runtime libraries, or .NET ...
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Task manager missing frames? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Task manager menu, titlebar and tabs have disappeared When I hit Ctl-Alt-Del I get a "portion" of the task manager: it brings up the process screen, with no other tabs ...
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Missing DLL files in Windows 7 64-bit. What do I need to install?

So I have been trying to run a few programs that were built using the .NET 3.5 Framework. Every time I try to open the programs, I get a new missing DLL error. I don't really want to just download ...
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Can't type into some text fields in any browser on Windows 7

I can't type into e.g. facebook's log in form with my computer. I hit my keys, but nothing happens. Special characters like č, ć, š, etc. work. Backspace doesn't, delete does. This goes for Internet ...
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Make regsvr32 ignore a DLL dependency

I'm trying to get some software to function that we don't have the installer to (and the company is unable to supply). A custom DLL needs registering, which we have but it relies on another DLL - a ...
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What is the effect of dlls not being signed

On running SigCheck on my Windows box, I noticed quite a few dlls that are unsigned. For eg: c:\windows\system32\amdocl64.dll: Verified: Unsigned File date: 10:47 AM ...
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WinLockDLL.dll and Windows 7

Is anyone familiar with WinLockDLL.dll? In an old program someone wrote up at work, we use functions within WinLockDLL.dll in order to do such things as disable ctrl-alt-del, hide the desktop, etc. ...
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IEBHO.DLL - why does Windows 7 run without this DLL?

I am trying to repair daughter's Dell XPS laptop - Windows 7 home Premium 64-bit. About a week ago it started popping up a message: LogonUI - Bad Image (in title bar) ...
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How can I fix “DllRegisterServer entry point was not found” errors on Windows 7?

When I execute regsvr32 inetcomm.dll from Start > Run, I get the following error: Any suggestions? I am using Windows 7. EDIT: I am using Outlook 2007 and have configured my mail... it only works ...
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Oecpins.dll and ukakocon.dll errors on bootup

I get these errors every time I boot my computer: Running Windows 7 Home...I google these and get no hits. Anyone know what the issue is or what I can do to troubleshoot further? I have ...
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How to modify timestamp in a dll or exe?

Is there any tool to modify timestamp in a dll or exe?
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Is it safe to replace ExploreFrame.dll?

I was searching Windows 7 themes and some of them require replacing ExplorerFrame.dll. I am wondering if this is safe. Is a DLL only a container of resources or might it contain code that can be run ...
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MSComCtl2.DTPicker of control … was not a loaded control class

I am attempting to load a project from Visual Source Safe onto my Windows 7 32-bit machine in Visual Studio 6.0. Everything is successful except for an error that occurs in finding this "MSComCtl2 ...
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Windows 8 - load shell extension immediately

I am trying to use Stardock Fences with Windows 8 and I've run into an interesting problem. For those who do not know this program - let it be just one, that modifies shell. Switching to desktop ...
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Why can't I register any DLLs

I run: regsvr32 somefile.dll There is a long delay (approx. 1 minute) and then a warning dialog pops up that says: LoadLibrary("somefile.dll") failed. GetLastError returns 0x0000007e. The DLL is ...
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how to notify a program of another program? dll? directory? path?

I am trying to experiment with GNUS email in Emacs, in Windows (EDIT: x64 bit). I've got it to work in Ubuntu, but struggling with it in Windows. From ...
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How to fix spoolss.dll missing error on window 7 64bit?

I am trying to run old window program (lieroai.exe) on fresh instal windows 7 64bit. I am getting the message: This application failed to start because spoolss.dll was not found. Re-installing the ...
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Is there an application that can tell you what DLL's and other dependencies a program uses?

Is there an application that can tell you what .dll's and other dependencies a program uses?
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Where to get a .dll I need?

I just installed Wine for the first time and I am trying to get an old game running. It says that smackw32.dll is missing. I don't have a Windows 98 machine to copy it from there, not even a Windows ...
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Suspicious EXEs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I caught a pretty nasty virus yesterday and am finally in a position to sit down and start dealing with ...
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How to overwrite system32 files in Windows 7? (that really works please)

I have Windows 7 64bit installed on a virtual box (the fact it is a virtual box shouldn't be relevant). I need to overwrite /Windows/System32/d3d9.dll but the system won't let me. I've read the same ...
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How to find out what process is starting a DLL after logging in

I have a user on a Windows 7 32bit machine. When this user logs in, they get the following error message: "There was a problem starting C:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Local\eleluqizevaxikuf.dll - The ...
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Is it safe to download DLLs?

From the title, the question you may assume I'm asking is "Can DLLs be malicious?" But I'm really asking if the mere act of downloading a malicious DLL can pose a threat to the security of one's ...
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Aero Glass on windows 8.1

Hi I have been trying to get Aero Glass effect on Windows 8.1. In windows 8 I have been using Aero Glass software from here http://glass8.berlios.de/download.html But on windows 8.1 I can't use the ...
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When does an EXE or DLL reuse 'physical' memory?

Over the years my application has grown from a few MB to more than 50MB. To simplify deployment I always sticked to having a single EXE file instead of having a smaller EXE and lots of DLL's (see ...