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Windows 7: regular sfc/scannows

11 Oct 2009   #1
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
regular sfc/scannows

Anyone think it would be a good idea to regularly run sfc/scannow say on a weekly basis like you would your other weekend maintenance tasks?


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11 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Anyone think it would be a good idea to regularly run sfc/scannow say on a weekly basis like you would your other weekend maintenance tasks?
Nick

Im a little nervous about that. I have hosed one system, and several users as well. Currently Im only using it when the system is already buggy. SFC has changed permissions (no big deal), has changed themes, locked users logon.

Judicious use I think. You know there is a switch that verifies only but doesn't repair. that way you could check but only fix when you decide to. BTW its fsc /verifyonly
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11 Oct 2009   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

hmm well its purpose is to check the integrity of system files and restore them isnt it? I wonder if it would take officially updated system files from windows update into account or rollback to original versions.
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11 Oct 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

I dont know exactly how it works nick but suspect MS is smart enough not to roll it back to default
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11 Oct 2009   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

A command line in the form sfc /verifyonly >> c:\sfc.txt added to the task scheduler would run the command and create a file containing the output, which you could then check at your leisure.

Just make sure this is set to run with the highest privileges to avoid access denied errors
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11 Oct 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Nigel Very Nice. Mines done.
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11 Oct 2009   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Ken,

SFC is one of those commands that I, like you, like to keep an eye on when it's running.

It should be possible to write a batch file to be run when required for little checks like this and include a restore point as the first instruction to be sure things are safe.

Will try to have a look when I have a few minutes
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11 Oct 2009   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Thanks Nigel. Restore is not as critical for me as I run acronis, but having a restore point is always a good ides.
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11 Oct 2009   #9
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

yeah will be interesting to see what you come up with.
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11 Oct 2009   #10
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

does Windows 7 have the sigverif tool that was so handy in Windows XP?
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