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Windows 7: What does patching of system files means???

30 Oct 2010   #1
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
What does patching of system files means???

Hello friends,
i want to know what does exactly patching of system files means is it modifying the files or taking control/ ownership??? Also i want to know what are the disadvantage of doing so & what are the real time problem caused due to it???



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30 Oct 2010   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

Patching of system files is the term used when modifying files, such examples are software that alters themes and visual styles not native to Windows 7.

There aren't many advantages other than gaining more control over the look, feel and use of Windows but it comes at a very high price if something goes wrong.

If you plan to patch system files then please search all you can for information on the subject as we cannot legally advise you to go ahead with such action.


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30 Oct 2010   #3
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

i know OS its strictly advised "do it at your own risk". How to revert back this process just by restoring the old .dll file & deleting the new 1??? e.g. recently i patched my imageres.dll file to get own personal icons but i do have the old imageres.dll file as well as advised by Arc who helped me with this problem...what are the ovious troubles this can cause?????????
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30 Oct 2010   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

The trouble caused is dependent on the files being patched. For themes (colour/icons etc.) then if not done properly can cause graphical glitches and some applications can refuse to run due to certain GFX margins (icon size, space).

If for some reason you have patched a file and have noticed issues you can run the System File Integrity app by running Command Prompt as administrator (start -> all programs -> accessories [right-click]Command Prompt). Once run, type sfc /scannow and it should revert any changes system files back to default.


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30 Oct 2010   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sunimar View Post
i know OS its strictly advised "do it at your own risk". How to revert back this process just by restoring the old .dll file & deleting the new 1??? e.g. recently i patched my imageres.dll file to get own personal icons but i do have the old imageres.dll file as well as advised by Arc who helped me with this problem...what are the ovious troubles this can cause?????????
One obvious trouble it can cause is get you fired from your job. I see you have win7 enterprise so this is a company computer?
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30 Oct 2010   #6
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
One obvious trouble it can cause is get you fired from your job. I see you have win7 enterprise so this is a company computer?
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30 Oct 2010   #7
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
One obvious trouble it can cause is get you fired from your job. I see you have win7 enterprise so this is a company computer?
+ custom themes will not work after sfc (if you are using universal theme patcher)
just saying
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30 Oct 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

One of the problems with the System File Checker is that it will revert ALL tweaks, not just the one you may try to fix. Even benign tweaks like a sidebar in Win7 will disappear.
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30 Oct 2010   #9
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
One obvious trouble it can cause is get you fired from your job. I see you have win7 enterprise so this is a company computer?

Hahahahaa No Bill its my Dad's copy of Enterprise on com i was using XP till Windows7 came....
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30 Oct 2010   #10
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
The trouble caused is dependent on the files being patched. For themes (colour/icons etc.) then if not done properly can cause graphical glitches and some applications can refuse to run due to certain GFX margins (icon size, space).

If for some reason you have patched a file and have noticed issues you can run the System File Integrity app by running Command Prompt as administrator (start -> all programs -> accessories [right-click]Command Prompt). Once run, type sfc /scannow and it should revert any changes system files back to default.


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Thank you OS that was an addition info which i wasn't aware of (i'm bad with dos blame it to XP & now Win7) will keep that in check....
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