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OpenGL Unable to replace OpenGL drivers in Windows??

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Trying to install the mesa3D opengl drivers (OpenGL32.dll and GLU32.dll) by copying them into the windows/system32 folder, just like the mesa3d doc says. But, Windows XP keep overwriting them with the the old files?? I even deleted all occurences of OpenGL32.dll that are not mine, but still Windows somehow magically finds the old versions and replaces my new ones! Argh, this is driving me nuts! :( What is going on here, is this some kind of demented "security fix" or something?

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WinXP protects the files in the system/sytem32 directories
by keeping a cache of them in a hidden system directory.
That's why they keep coming back.

It is not a good idea to copy the files to there anyhow (DLL
Hell!). An alternative is to place the Mesa DLLs in same
directory as your EXE.

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WinXP protects the files in the system/sytem32 directories
by keeping a cache of them in a hidden system directory.
That's why they keep coming back.

It is not a good idea to copy the files to there anyhow (DLL
Hell!). An alternative is to place the Mesa DLLs in same
directory as your EXE.


Yeah, it works after deleting the hidden cache. But unfortunately Mesa3D does not support any useful extensions, so it was all in vain. :(


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