Solved

Winsock reversal from 2.2 to 1.1

Posted on 1998-05-20
4
143 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I have winsock 2.2 installed.........how do I reinstall the old 1.1 winsock?
0
Comment
Question by:DocPirch
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
stevemiller earned 50 total points
ID: 1755950
You need to find the winsock.dll file on your system (usually there are more than one in different directories for different apps, but generally you are interested with the one in c:\windows\system or c:\windows) and rename it something else first (like winsock.old).  THEN you can install the verison of winsock you desire.

Reboot for the changes to take effect.
that's all there is to it...

stevemiller
0
 

Author Comment

by:DocPirch
ID: 1755951
sure do!!!.....it wont allow me to rename even though I changed the attribute to read only
wsock32.dll..<<that is. I cant delete it, windows wont let me, now what?
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:stevemiller
ID: 1755952
Okay, you have ay applications running that are using that DLL?  reboot in MSDOS mode and do it from there.

attrib -r -a -s -h (winsock filename)
rename (winsock filename) to (another name)

Reboot and install the 1.1 software.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:stevemiller
ID: 1755953
Incidentally, changing the attribute to Read-only will not help.  REMOVE ALL ATTRIBUTES.  try it in Win95 again before rebooting to DOS mode.

In DOS, you might have use the -r -a -s -h switches after the filename.

steve
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
virus question? 6 81
Lot of troubles with windows 10 7 59
Scheduled Tasks Tweak 5 42
Does Robocopy do a Delta copy of a file (Remote copy) ? 2 38
Storage devices are generally used to save the data or sometime transfer the data from one computer system to another system. However, sometimes user accidentally erased their important data from the Storage devices. Users have to know how data reco…
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

808 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question