Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 3:40 am Post subject: (WinXP) Unload .dll's to Free Memory
Windows Explorer caches DLLs (Dynamic-Link Libraries) in memory for a period of time after the application using them has been closed. This can be an inefficient use of memory.
1) Go to Start -> Run -> type regedit and hit OK.
2) Find the key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer] and create a new DWORD sub-key named AlwaysUnloadDLL and set the default value to equal '1' to disable Windows caching the DLL in memory.
3) Restart Windows for the change to take effect.
I tried this after running a intense program, then watched the task manager; memory recovered it self.
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