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Windows 7: have i to re-install drivers after sfc /scannow ?

26 Apr 2013   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
have i to re-install drivers after sfc /scannow ?


i run sfc /scannow to find out discover any missing files

i run cmd like administrator and i run sfc /scannow -> result -> no missing files

should i re-install drivers?

i mean after sfc /scannow is a good idea re-insall video and audio drivers?

i remember many years ago ,with windows xp , after sfc /scannow i had to re-install video drivers


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26 Apr 2013   #2

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No, there is no need to reinstall any drivers after running an sfc /scannow. The command only replaces system files if it needs to, not device drivers.

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 have i to re-install drivers after sfc /scannow ?

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