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Old 06-29-2005, 01:57 PM   #1
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wine: native windows DLLs


Hi everyone! I was wondering how I can use "native Windows DLLs" in wine? I think I saw somewhere that you can grab them off the CD, but Windows XP Home came withmy laptop, and without the Install CD. Can I grab them off the partition or recovery CD? I have Fedora Core 4, and a Toshiba Satelite a70 Laptop. I also have my Windows XP NTFS partition mounted.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 03:29 PM   #2
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Re: wine: native windows DLLs

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Hi everyone! I was wondering how I can use "native Windows DLLs" in wine? I think I saw somewhere that you can grab them off the CD, but Windows XP Home came withmy laptop, and without the Install CD.
Call your OEM and demand the install media.

However if you have the "options" directory you can expand the DLL files. do:

expand foodll.dl_ destination/foo.dll

expand /? for more info.

--Kim
 
Old 06-29-2005, 09:32 PM   #3
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Call your OEM and demand the install media. However if you have the "options" directory you can expand the DLL files. do: expand foodll.dl_ destination/foo.dll expand /? for more info. --Kim
Most OEMS do not ship an actual Windows XP CD, nor are they required to. They instead ship recovery media which includes windows plus other software and drivers.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 09:37 PM   #4
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However if you have the "options" directory you can expand the DLL files.
Where is this "options" directory?
 
Old 06-30-2005, 09:16 AM   #5
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Have you checked weither or not your recovery cd actually is a windows cd with different text on the top. I know that's how dell does it.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 09:29 AM   #6
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Have you checked weither or not your recovery cd actually is a windows cd with different text on the top. I know that's how dell does it.
Every PC I have ever bought, back to my Craptiva IBM with Windows 95, has had installation media that is not the standard Windows installation CD. They use their own graphical installer a lot of time. They also will not load on any PC but the one they are shipped with (and other, identical models).

They are basically just images of the factory installation, made with a Norton Ghost like program.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 03:16 PM   #7
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I have used the recovery CD. It is PowerQuest Recovery or something. It reinstalls Windows, but (beleive it or not) lets Linux co-exist and keeps the old MBR.

There probably is Windows install on it, but it does the limited setup after the recovery is used, meaning it installs the OEM version. I'll check that out, would the options directory be on the windows CD, or on the hard drive?
 
Old 07-01-2005, 02:59 PM   #8
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Back to my original question (since I don't have a Windows CD), is there a way of using the native windows dll's off a partition, or copying and pasting them?
 
Old 07-01-2005, 08:26 PM   #9
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If it's a dell and they did not supply you with the CD, you have the options directory.

If you can't be bothered to search for it then yes, you can "copy & paste" the DLL directly.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 09:54 AM   #10
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Originally posted by simeandrews
Back to my original question (since I don't have a Windows CD), is there a way of using the native windows dll's off a partition, or copying and pasting them?
Bear in mind, ive had terrible trouble with wine, but i was told:

"If you have Windows on a seperate partition, cope the dll's from *:/windows/system32 to wine's *:/windows/system32 (create the directory if it doesnt exist). Do the same with the system folder."
 
Old 07-03-2005, 07:20 AM   #11
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Bear in mind, ive had terrible trouble with wine, but i was told:

"If you have Windows on a seperate partition, cope the dll's from *:/windows/system32 to wine's *:/windows/system32 (create the directory if it doesnt exist). Do the same with the system folder."
Exactly what troubles did you have with wine? It didn't totally mangle either system, did it?
 
Old 07-03-2005, 08:15 AM   #12
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It would run programs like Filezilla client fine, but just couldnt get it to run any games. Saying that, not really sat down with it as long as other software.

If that method was wrong, what is the correct method?
 
  


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