A Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file is an executable file that can be used by multiple programs. While some DLL's are critical to the proper functioning of the Windows operating system, others can be malicious and may impair certain programs. Kernel32.dll is a legitimate windows DLL file that handles memory management operations. Most importantly, Kernel32.dll prevents programs from overtaking memory space. Thus, you should make absolutely certain that you want to delete Kernel32.dll before doing so.
Click on the "Start" menu.
Click on "Run."
Type "cmd" (without the quotation marks) into the open box and click "OK." This will open the Command Prompt window.
Type "regsvr32 /u Kernel32.dll" (without the quotation marks) into the Command Prompt window and press "Enter." This will unregister (that is, delete or extract) the file.
Restart your computer.
- If you decide that you have made a mistake and wish to restore the DLL file, simply type "regsvr32 Kernel32.dll" into the Command Prompt window and press "Enter."
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