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Solved What will exactly happen after delete System32


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ten32
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:roflmao: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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If you have any errors pertaining to System32 or syswow64 just open an Admin command prompt and type
Code:
[B]sfc /scannow[/B]
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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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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Ztruker

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

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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
ten32
Windows gets busted?
:roflmao: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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