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Windows 7: Maintaining your system files

26 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Maintaining your system files


I'm a real controle freak and like to keep my pc clean so what I tend to do sometimes is to check out a program and if I'm not satisfied with it I unstall it again ect.

Doing this sometimes result in deteling system files by accident (happened to my old pc).

My question is, is there any why one can run some kind of system scan that checks if everything is still in order and will then help you replace the file.

I would like to stay away from a complete system reinstallation.


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26 Feb 2010   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

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26 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Thanks, will try that
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26 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

will this process work the same in Windows 7
scannow sfc - LEARN how to use SFC.EXE (system file checker)
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26 Feb 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

This is an excellent tutorial by Brink.
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26 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)

Hmmm, just curious; I've never seen uninstalling an app remove system files???
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26 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Me neither. To OP, when you are trying new software, before installing, make a restore point, and then try it. The most safest way I think, no deleting system files? and all that. I still don't get it (about that deleting system files thing).
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