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sfc /scannow in windows 8

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#1 medab1


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:23 PM

To use sfc /scannow in windows 8 put the cursor in the right top edge of the screen & click on Search & scroll to where you find Command Prompt.

Right click it & choose Run as Administrator at the bottom of the screen.

At the blinking _ or the > type in sfc /scannow & press ENTER key.

The scan will start.

It takes a while.

If there is a problem you will probably be asked to insert your Windows 8 CD or DVD.

The link below is where I found this information:


There is some good stuff there.

They have a link to how to use a Command Prompt among other stuff.

Well, I hope this helps someone with Windows 8 & its strange new ways of doing things.:o


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Edited by medab1, 15 November 2012 - 10:33 PM.

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#2 Sightless


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:57 AM

This isn't any different than running it in Windows 7 is it?..
Open command prompt as administrator -> type sfc /scannow

Edited by Sightless, 16 November 2012 - 10:31 AM.

#3 Grinler


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

Its the same. Its just a more circuitous way of getting there unfortunately.

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