Posted 24 May 2007 - 03:16 PM
SFC.EXE only knows what you feed it - the same as if you were doing a repair install. If you don't have updated files, then SFC.EXE will work with the older files as if they were the most current. If you've received updates to Windows protected files since the original installation, then SFC.EXE "should" detect them - but this isn't the most reliable tool for this - so a visit to Windows Update is encouraged after running SFC.EXE.
The whole SFC.EXE thing is very complicated so an plain yes or no answer isn't possible. If you'd like to have a look at it, just check out the logfile that it generates after it runs. Also, try locating the numerous different places that SFC.EXE looks for stuff at when it's combing the registry.
As for your comment about reading your post carefully, I have 2 points:
1) Please read my forum title directly underneath my avatar - you'll see that I am visually handicapped. For that I apologize.
2) This section of my previous post did answer your question as directly as possible: "SFC.EXE replaces "protected" system files that don't match the version info that is stored on your system."
Please notice that I said "on your system" - that means that it's not up-to-date with Windows Updates and that it only knows what's on your system. Also, anyone who has taken the time to read the instructions for using SFC.EXE that are scattered across the web should have noticed that a visit to Windows Update is strongly encouraged after running SFC.EXE.
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