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About installing UnZixWin replacing DLLs

UnZixWinPosted by NeverShaveYourDuck Thu, October 11, 2007 05:20:53
A quick note to those who want to install UnZixWin 0.0.9 mentioned below:


During the installation process, you may get asked whether you want to replace your current version of a certain DLL with an older one from the installation.

Your gut reaction, off course, is to click 'no'. And that is precisely what you should do, especially if you're running Vista.

The DLLs in question do not affect the operation of UnZixWin, so do not need to be the version included in the installer. Keeping your current DLLs is the sensible thing to do. Replacing them should do no harm, but don't take the chance.

In case UnZixWin doesn't work on your particular ZIX or AVI file, the cause will be either that the file is damaged or garbage, or a bug somewhere in my code. It has nothing to do with DLL versions. Get in touch with me for help determining the cause of the problem.

Cause:
The development machine I used to create the setup package runs on Windows XP, and I've since discovered that the latest service pack hadn't been properly installed when I created the setup package. Boy is my face red!

WinVista uses newer DLLs and those should be used instead. Even XP users should be wary of DLL replacement.

Resolution:
The setup package containing the outdated DLLs are already in circulation beyond my control (that is how BitTorrent works). So I can't change that, only the package on my site (which I'll be doing very shortly).

Crap like this is why I didn't want to create a setup package to begin with.

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