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What will exactly happen after delete System32

  1. #1


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit

    What will exactly happen after delete System32


    Hello,
    What will actually happen to Windows after System32 get deleted?

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  2. #2


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Windows gets busted? Before deleting anything manually, you might consider trying:

    Information - WinReducer.net

    https://www.ntlite.com/features
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  3. #3



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    ten32
    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Windows gets busted?
    Talk about an Understatement. System32 is basically windows.
    System32 is your entire system basically. Delete it, and your computer will not work.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Thank you. Just want to know, not going to do this, it is waste time.
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  5. #5



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    If you have any errors pertaining to System32 or syswow64 just open an Admin command prompt and type
    Code:
    sfc /scannow
    and let it run through, then reboot and run it again. You may have to run it a few times to get any errors fixed(always reboot after running so windows can repair files that are in use) . If after 3-4 tries they don't get fixed then post a thread in Performance & Maintenance.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Hello,
    I don't have any problems with system files/folders, I started this off topic thread just want to know what will happen after delete system32.
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  7. #7


    Most likely you will not be able to delete files or folders under C:\Windows\system32.
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  8. #8


    127.0.0.1
    Posts : 144
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    You'd most likely get an error relating to NTOSKRNL (the NT kernel) not being able to be found on boot.
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  9. #9


    Georgia
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    ten32
    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Windows gets busted?
    Talk about an Understatement. System32 is basically windows.
    System32 is your entire system basically. Delete it, and your computer will not work.
    Well mostly you are correct except for the "your computer will not work"... Your computer will work rather Windows would crash. The system is still fully operational, just the OS it is running is not working.
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