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Repair and replace damaged Windows 11 files SFC

Windows 11 operating systems have thousands of files, some of them are constantly open and used by the system or by installed applications or programs. It is nothing strange that sometimes due to this activity or for other reasons such as viruses, power outages, etc. They are damaged. Windows 11 sometimes repairs these damages automatically as will be seen below, but when there is some kind of conflict on our computer, one of the first measures should be to manually check the integrity of the operating system files. It is necessary when we receive unexpected error messages, applications close for no reason or the computer reboots seemingly for no reason. How to do it? It is not difficult at all. Windows 11 includes an easy-to-use tool, although little known, called “SFC” or “Microsoft Resource Checker.” In this article, we explain in a detailed and simple way, how to use this application to know if there are damaged system files and in that case repair them.

SFC, the Microsoft Resource Checker examines the integrity of all protected system files and replaces the wrong versions with the correct ones from Microsoft. In a few minutes check and check all system files, if you find any damaged replace it with an original copy. It searches for it in a database created during the installation of the system called DLLCACHE, if it is not available, it requests that we insert the installation disk, extract it from it and replace it. SFC works only through the command line (the black MSDOS window) that is, it does not have the screen or the executable like other applications. No advanced knowledge is necessary, just follow the instructions and be guided by the images shown below.

Windows 11

How to use SFC to check for corrupt system files?

There are several ways to run SFC, first we will explain how to use it normally and then how to do if Windows 11 for some reason does not start.

Run SFC from Windows 11

1- Open the CMD console or Command Prompt.

In Windows 11 press the Windows + X keys and in the menu click on: “Command Prompt (Administrator)” In Windows 11 open the “Run” command with the Windows 11 + R keys, type CMD and press the Enter key. Make sure the Administrator box is checked.

2- In the black window of the console type: SFC / SCANNOW and press the Enter key.

3- Wait for the review and repair process to finish. If it is indicated to insert the installation disk, use it. If you have installed Windows 11 using a USB stick, connect it.

Run SFC when Windows 11 does not work properly

1- Turn on the device, after the POST stage press the F8 key, a menu with different options will appear. Use the arrow keys to select the option: “Command Prompt”.

2- In the console window type: SFC / SCANNOW and press the Enter key.

Run SFC when Windows 11 does not start

1- Insert the Windows 11 installation disk, restart and wait for the computer to boot from the disk.

2- Choose “Install now” and after the temporary files are copied, select the option to start the “Command Prompt”.

3- In the console window type: SFC / SCANNOW and press the Enter key.

View SFC reports

Although it is not necessary, if you are curious you can see the report generated by SFC and know the changes and adjustments made.

It will help you a lot if you try to solve any of the annoying blue screen errors and want to check if Windows 11 replaced the system file that caused them.

The entire report with the results of the SFC command is saved in a LOG or text file, which is in the path “C: \ WINDOWS 11 \ LOGS \ CBS \ CBS.LOG”.

Windows 11 Interface

Locate it, copy it to the desktop and open it with Notepad. The information in the LOG contains, in addition to this latest revision, the details of all the revisions made by Windows 11 in the last 10 days. If you do not have access to the Windows 11 interface, you can read it in the same CMD console. For that enter: More is used to pause the console and be able to read more easily. Create log on the desktop with the SFC report – Another option is to create a log on the desktop with errors found with the tool. To do this, enter the following

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Comparison on Linux and Windows

I have no intention of relaunching endless sterile warfare here in the style of “my system is better than yours “. No need to burn me by email, it will go directly to the trash. On the other hand, I accept the remarks and constructive criticism. I just want to try to give some elements that can help you decide between Linux and Windows. “Decide” is also a big word, since nothing prevents you from installing the 2 on your computer and switching from one to the other!

Here is a quick comparison of Windows and Linux on various points (it is not exhaustive!). (Color codes: blue = favorable to Linux, red = unfavorable, black: neither favorable nor unfavorable.)

Getting started:

You have to admit: overall, Linux will require more time from you than Windows, especially for the adaptation period. If you are not ready to spend more time, do not switch to Linux. Discharging it, mastering Linux is very rewarding, because not only does it allow you to unders tand what’s going on “inside” (if you want to), but most of all to do exactly what you want with it. The learning curve is steeper, but it goes further. Note that with recent distributions like Ubuntu, Mandriva or Xandros you do not have to get your hands dirty at all if you don’t want to. They are as easy to use as Windows (see more!).

Comparison on Linux and Windows

Compatibility:

Windows programs do not work under Linux

Linux programs do not work on windows 12 lite. Wine is a program that allows you to run certain Windows software on Linux, but it does not work in 100% of cases. There are projects like Qemu or CoLinux which make it possible to make Linux work in Windows or Windows in Linux, but it is rather risky and the performances are often rather bad. VMWare and VirtualBox are free software that allows Windows to run fully in a window on Linux. This is handy if you need to use software that only exists on Windows at all costs.

Many Linux programs have been ported to Windows

Games :

Almost all games are designed for Windows and do not run on Linux. Although there are hundreds of small free games for Linux, hardly any large publisher creates games for Linux.

With Wine, you can also run certain Windows games on Linux, but the results are not guaranteed.

Software:

Almost all Windows software has its free equivalent under Linux: Open Office can replace Microsoft Office , K3B can replace Easy CD Creator , etc.

Most distributions come with software lists: Just select one and it will be automatically downloaded, installed and configured.

But there is always some rare software under Windows which do not have their equivalent under Linux!

Price:

Many Linux distributions are free. Sounds like nothing, but not everyone can pay 150 € for Windows XP. It is very expensive. By its free, Linux allows the democratization of computing.

Even paid Linux distributions are affordable. Take Mandriva Discovery, a complete Linux system supplied with OpenOffice and everything you need: 40 euros (And I’m not talking about Ubuntu : The complete operating system + OpenOffice office suite = 0 €). Compare with Microsoft: Windows XP + Office XP: 150 + 500 = 650 €  (!) To be able to do the same job. It’s overpriced.

Continuity:

Microsoft has abandoned Windows 95 and NT. Windows 98 will be abandoned in 2006. This means that there will be no more security patches from Microsoft if a flaw is discovered. To continue working safely, you will be required to purchase Windows XP or Windows Vista. Now windows 11 will come next soon. It is a forced march.

With Linux the updates are generally continuous and incremental: you make your system evolve. You don’t have to throw your entire system in the trash, and most importantly no one forces you to buy a new one.

However, some distributors only provide updates for a limited time. For example, when a version of Ubuntu is released, it is only supported for 18 months. After this delay, security vulnerabilities are no longer corrected and you have to upgrade to the new version to take advantage of it.

Support:

Only paid Linux distributions to have technical support (telephone, internet, etc.). With free Linux distributions, you will have no support. This disadvantage is largely minimized by the fact that there is a lot of help on the internet (documentation and help forums).

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Best video converters Compatible with windows 7, 8, 10

Wondershare video converter free

Convenient and powerful converter for copying / recording: dvd, ifo, iso, video and audio files. The program supports 159 audio and video formats (in fact, everything that can be found and found on the vast network)! By the way, the program has a bunch of interesting chips that are not in other programs of this kind. For example, thanks to the support of nvidia® cuda technology, wondershare video converter has a very high conversion speed (even when working with 4k ultrahd). See below for key features.

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Key features:

  • High conversion speed (in comparison with some other analogues, the speed gain is 30 times! At least, according to the developers’ statements);
  • You can convert video from almost any format to any;
  • Support for high-quality 4k ultrahd video;
  • The ability to transfer video from one device to another via wi-fi (wirelessly!);
  • The built-in editor allows you to: combine, cut, add a watermark, crop the edges, insert subtitles, adjust brightness, contrast, etc.;
  • Support for converting 2d to 3d video;
  • Compatible with windows 7, 8, 10 (32/64 bits).

Compatible with windows 8.1 / 10

Vsdc free video converter

Free video file converter with a simple built-in editor. It allows not only to transcode the video at the same time, but also to glue several clips into one, change the resolution, cut off the excess. It should be noted that this converter supports a lot of ready-made profiles. Using them, you can literally in 2-3 mouse clicks prepare a video for downloading it to your phone or tablet. See the screenshot below.

Features:

Support for all popular video and audio formats: dvd, avi, mov, qt, mp4, m4v, mpeg, wmv, flv, mkv, rm, rmvb, 3gp, 3g2, amv, h.264 / avc, and many others;

A video editor is built into the converter, which allows you to: glue several files into one; cut the file into several parts; rotate the picture, crop the edges, etc.;

  • The program has dozens of presses (profiles) for popular tasks;
  • Good conversion speed;
  • The ability to record converted videos to optical discs;
  • Full support for the any language;
  • Compatible with windows 8.1 / 10 (32/64 bit).

Universal video converter for all

Xilisoft video converter

Universal youtube to mp3 converter for all occasions!  The program supports most of the popular video formats that can only get in your way: dvd, vcd, svcd, mov, rm, avi, mpeg, mpeg1, mpeg2, mpeg4, wmv, 3gp, h264, etc. It is possible to convert to ipod and psp video. Xilisoft video converter can extract audio from video and then convert it to the desired format, for example, in mp2, mp3, ac3, ra, m4a, ogg, aac, etc.

Main advantages:

  • Convert multiple video formats. Support for high quality 4k video and full hd;
  • The ability to work with audio formats: mp3, wma, wav, aac, etc.;
  • The ability to convert video for: ipod, iphone, psp, ps3, xbox, mp4 players, google phones, apple ipad;
  • There is a built-in and convenient editor that allows you to: cut out unnecessary fragments from the video, glue two videos into one, add a watermark, apply special effects, etc.;
  • The program automaticall`y determines the characteristics of your cpu and speeds up the process of converting file/s due to “thin” settings;
  • Full-fledged work with hd-video, supported hd-formats: h.264 / mpeg-4 avc, avchd video (*.m2ts, *.mts), apple tv h.264 720p, mkv, hd wmv, and mpeg2 / mpeg- 4 ts hd video;
  • Batch conversion;
  • Compatible with popular versions of windows vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32 | 64 bits).