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Windows 7: System File Check (SFC) in Windows 7

04 Sep 2011   #1
docdocster

windows ultimate x64
 
 
System File Check (SFC) in Windows 7

What happened to SFC in Windows 7?
This was a convienent utility in WinXP for checking and comparing the correctness of original files in an active XP OS with the original files installed.


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04 Sep 2011   #2
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Do you mean SFC /SCANNOW from the command prompt? There are other commands as well.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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04 Sep 2011   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by docdocster View Post
What happened to SFC in Windows 7?
This was a convienent utility in WinXP for checking and comparing the correctness of original files in an active XP OS with the original files installed.
DocDocster,

Welcome to SevenForums.

Not only is the Systm File Checker present in Win 7, SFC really works and the log information, when things are not fixable, is much more useful.

When I get peculisr behavour on the computer, then one of my tools is SFC.

Take a look at the tutorial, linked by Bru, to familiarize yourself with the new and improved SFC and also how to use and how to extract the wheat from the chaff in a long cbs.log (the output of SFC) file.
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