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Re: System File Checker - XP

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Thanks Adam. I hadn't seen any mention before that the DLLCACHE also got
updated. That's reassuring and makes sense.

As a side note, what about old programs that I load to use with XP? Do they
sometimes have older versions of DLLs, etc that might over-write the newer
ones on the system? And then will the older programs work okay with the
newer DLLs if I then go back and run SFC and update those DLLs? Or am I
getting paranoid....

And finally, I'm not sure what you mean by "...slipstream it into your
existing...", and how would you go about that?

Thanks again, jt

"Adam Leinss" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "jt" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> > Hi,
> > Does anyone know if the SFC program, in XP, takes into account any
> > legitimate updates that may have been installed? The only info
> > that I've found on it seems to imply that it simply compares file
> > versions to some original version list and then automatically
> > replaces the file (with the original off of the CD) if it doesn't
> > match. Win98's at least shows you the details of files not
> > matching the list (in defaults.sfc), and gives you the option to
> > replace it or not.

> Most patches deal with critical system files which also exist in the
> DLLCACHE directory. When you apply such a patch, both the file and the
> backup are updated. So even if you ran SFC and restored an older
> version, the newer file would be copied from the DLLCACHE directory.
> However, if you have applied a service pack, it would probably be good
> to slipstream it into your existing CD media and then burn a new copy
> so when you run SFC, you point it to the updated media.
> Adam

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