October 10th, 2012, 05:37 AM
Big .EXE Startup behaviour "locked ad loaded"
Since Windows Vista Windows seems to load the full exe file and lock it before it runs it.
Is there a way of changing both behaviours?
I'd like to provide a single .exe file with everything compiled in statically including resources so it is easy to download and requires no installation / uninstallation routine. The user can just download it and run it.
Integrated updater. As far as I know Windows locks the .exe file when started. But I'd like to provide a simple updater which automatically updates the program. I know there are workaround, but I just want to know if i can unlock the file and change it in place (like download to temp and if checksum is ok, copy it over the old exe and restart it).
Thanx for help.
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