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Windows 7: SFC /... for regular mainenance?

30 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
SFC /... for regular mainenance?


I recently learned about sfc /verifyonly and sfc /scannow when entered into the Elevated Command Prompt window. As I understand it, sfc /scannow checks for Windows system file errors and if it finds any, fixes them.

Are these fixes reliably safe? If so, should running the sfc / ... command be part of routine PC maintenance? If so, how often should it be run to keep on top of things before they may get problematic?


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30 Jun 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Yes the fixes are safe. I personally do not believe it is necessary to run SFC periodically. Just my opinion.
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30 Jun 2014   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Here is a tutorial by Brink I think you should read.
It explains a lot of things.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

I have never known of sfc /scannow hurting Windows 7.
I use it at times just to make sure things are okay.
I also use it after I have change a lot of things just to make sure I didn't do any damage to the System Files.
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