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Auto Update of SFC/Scannow with Win7 SP1

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Does the SP1 upgrade automatically upgrade the SFC/Scannow files in Win7?

How do I do a corruption resolving upgrade of Win7Premium w/ SP1 starting with a Win7 pre SP1 Upgrade Install disk?

I assume that a re-install of Win7, impacting only System files, is superior to a simple SFC/Scannow fix.

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by:John Hurst
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Updates to Windows keeps c:\windows\winsxs current and SFC will use that if it needs to in order to correct system files.

So, yes, SFC keeps up-to-date.

You normally do not need to use a CD source to run SFC. I never have: Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8. You only need a CD source for Windows XP.

So then the answer to your last question is that if SFC cannot effect a good repair, then a reinstall will be superior. However, for modest problems, an SFC repair is just fine. SFC cannot repair every problem, whereas a reinstall can cure everything (except hardware problems).


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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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1: you are correct (wasn't able to test using a boot from cd and run sfc /scannow could only use the working operating system.
2: I would download a newer disk .. i.e. Microsoft Digital River Windows 7 Home Premium English x64
source : http://forum.notebookreview.com/windows-os-software/604187-legal-download-digitalriver-windows-7-sp1-13-languages.html
3. Please elaborate
4.  You have to start the installation from the existing operating system and you must use a service pack 1 disk
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by:mtnhome
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Thanks everyone... useful replies!

Do you have a good "How To" link for a "Reinstall of Win7 SP1" that does not impact Programs and Docs... only System files.

Does the Digital River link include SP1, and latest updates?

I did an SFC Scan from Safe Mode... is there a better way?
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I did an SFC Scan from Safe Mode... is there a better way?


As I noted earlier, SFC will not fix all problems and it appears it did not here.

Another way for repair in place is a Repair Install (different from a startup repair). See bellow:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

You should back up your computer before doing a Repair Install, and if that does not work, then a full format and reinstall of Windows is called for.

.... Thinkpads_User
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by:mtnhome
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Thanks... but this looks like a simple Startup Repair not a full Re-Install of the System files.
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That is why I posted the Repair Install link. There is more to fixing a computer that simply System files, and a Repair Install is the last hope before starting over.

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The digital river link only has SP1 and not updates since then.  Boot into an administrator account OR put in the disk and do from a command prompt

runas /user:administrator x:setup  
where x: represents the dvdrom drive

and do an UPGRADE  install
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