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Windows 7: deleted Vista files in Windows 7

22 Jun 2011   #1
bigbobbysd

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
deleted Vista files in Windows 7

I accidenty erased (through ignorance) a great deal of Vista files from Win 7 Ultimate (64 bit) using an early version of Auslogic's Duplicate File Finder. Is Vista an important component of Win 7? Though my machine is running well in spite of this I am wondering if I may encounter problems in the future with newly installed software.
Thanks in advance for any info or advice!
Peace..........


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22 Jun 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

just run this
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
If it clears your base windows files should be fine.
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22 Jun 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you do want the files back, you could try a system restore to a point before you ran the Auslogic defrag.

As a matter of interest, what Vista files were they?
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22 Jun 2011   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
using an early version of Auslogic's Duplicate File Finder.
Hope you have a good backup plan or keep your Windows disk handy as programs like that can and will lead to having to re-install Windows faster than any registry cleaner. Hope you research what it is finding before removing things as it is very easy to find yourself deleting system files.
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22 Jun 2011   #5
bigbobbysd

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Scan run

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
just run this
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
If it clears your base windows files should be fine.
I ran the scan and once completed it stated, "Windows Resource Protection found integrity violations." What does this mean? I also checked out the log folder it created but I don't understand it. Advice?
Thanks!
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22 Jun 2011   #6
bigbobbysd

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
system restore

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
If you do want the files back, you could try a system restore to a point before you ran the Auslogic defrag.

As a matter of interest, what Vista files were they?
It's way too late for a system restore as this occurred some time ago. I don't know which Vista files they were but it seemed like a hundred or so.....
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22 Jun 2011   #7
bigbobbysd

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Auslogic's Duplicate File Finder

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote:
using an early version of Auslogic's Duplicate File Finder.
Hope you have a good backup plan or keep your Windows disk handy as programs like that can and will lead to having to re-install Windows faster than any registry cleaner. Hope you research what it is finding before removing things as it is very easy to find yourself deleting system files.
I do not run that program anymore. Thanks for the advice. I don't have a Win 7 disk as it came pre-installed on my computer. I may have to buy one now............
Peace........
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22 Jun 2011   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Detailed tutorial relevant to your problem here:

System Files - SFC Command - Vista Forums

Create a system repair disc:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/w...em-repair-disc
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22 Jun 2011   #9
bigbobbysd

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Vista repairs

Thanks for the info seavixen32. I shall try this but first I need to be able to read the log file created by e-checker.
Peace...........
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22 Jun 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Was your Windows7 installation an upgrade install over a previous Vista. It could be that those files were sitting in a windows.old folder. If that were the case, there is nothing to worry.
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