How do i disable Windows File Protection

Posted on 2003-10-30
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
Hi Guys,

Can someone please let me know how i would go about disabling Windows File Protection on PCs running Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 & 4. I believe Microsoft prevented it being done from service pack 2 onwards. I tried adding the value FFFFFF9D to the Data Type REG_DWORD for SFCDisable that resides in the winlogon key in regedit, but is doesn't work.

The reason for me wanting to do this is because i want to delete all the games that reside within the system32 directory and have Windows File Protection not replace them.


Question by:Notorious
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Excuse my ignorance but what is a Hex Editor and where do i find one.


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coopey247 earned 70 total points
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There is an easier and safer way of removing the games than disabling WFS.  Open c:\winnt\inf\sysoc.inf  This is the main INF file that controls Add/Remove Programs.  Remove "hide"  from this line


This file controls what Windows Components you see and can add/remove.  They should look like this:


Save that file and open Add/Remove Prog->Add/Remove Windows Component->Accessories and Utilities and you can uninstall the games and still have that nice warm fuzzy feeling that WFP gives you.........

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Thank you very much.


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