How to Reinstall Windows 98 or Windows 95 System Files

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Under some conditions, you may want to reinstall your Windows 98 or Windows 95 system files. This may be useful for troubleshooting purposes, to verify the condition of your system files, and so on. This article describes how to reinstall Windows 98 or Windows 95 system files.

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To reinstall Windows 98 or Windows 95 system files, reinstall Windows from your original installation media, or use the System File Checker tool in Windows 98. Note that reinstalling Windows does not alter your currently installed programs unless a program has previously replaced a Windows system file. If a program does not work correctly after you reinstall Windows, reinstall the program, but note that the program may be replacing one or more Windows system files. For additional information about how to use System File Checker, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
185836 Description of the System File Checker Tool (Sfc.exe)

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