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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by MLM, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. As we know, sfc checks Windows Protected Files and replaces any that are corrupt, especially dll.
    Now, I'm running XP with sp2 installed. Will running sfc and it replacing dll from the installation disk overwrite any dll changed by the sp2?
    Would I need to reinstall sp2 to overwrite the overwrite so the dll are the most current.
    Am I making any sense?
  2. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

    Oct 7, 2002
    ok, i'm ignorant. what's sfc?

  3. yes, if you boot off the cdrom and do a check, it uses the cdrom version as the baseline, so yes, you can do the check/repair, but you'll need to reinstall SP2.

  4. 0100010

    0100010 Millennium Member

    Sep 15, 1999
  5. I suppose I'll have to download sp2 once again and install, right? Or is threre a sp2 repair/reinstall option somewhere or another already on my system?
    FWIW, since sfc'ing my system seems to have pepped up.
  6. 0100010

    0100010 Millennium Member

    Sep 15, 1999
  7. irobinson

    irobinson Semper Absurda

    Mar 6, 2000
    So. Cal.
    sfc is a little utility with Windows that will scan your system files and replace them with the original if it is found to be a different version.