The Serpent

// Cursing the Internet since 1998

Windows 10 Giving you Grief? Run SFC

If you’re one of the many people who took the free upgrade option for Windows 10, you probably have the remains of a Windows 8 installation lurking about your hard drive, slowly getting in the way and causing all kinds of stupid things to happen. Windows 10 may be a slight improvement, but Microsoft has never been good at upgrades, and could have made life much easier if the installation just wiped the damn thing.

I highly recommend running the System File Checker after an upgrade, or if you’re having any stupid little problems with Windows 10. It’s fixing a fair few problems (notably error 0x800ccc13 in Outlook 2013), the command is:

sfc /scannow

Run this from an admin console, and let it work its magic, replacing any corrupted files it finds. With any luck, your Windows 10 machine will now run a little nicer, until of course you can do a clean install.