Jul 19, 2001
Reduce the Size of Your App or DLL By Resetting the Linker Optimization Option
If you are using MS Visual C++ to develop your application or DLL, then this may help.
MS Visual C++ 6.0 introduces new linker optimization options: /OPT:WIN98, which is set by default. It sets the file alignment at 4K instead of the previous 512 bytes. This makes your application module size bigger. You can change that default to the original 512-byte alignment by using the