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Turn Off windows file protection. in windows xp

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#1 myjuman



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Posted 03 January 2011 - 10:04

when i edit some system files and replace them with the original. WFP keeps restoring them.
is there a way to shut it

#2 Nick H.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 10:06

You may disable WFP by setting the value SFCDisable (REG_DWORD) in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\ Winlogon. By default, SFCDisable is set to 0, which means WFP is active. Setting SFCDisable to 1 will disable WFP. Setting SFCDisable to 2 will disable WFP for the next system restart only (without a prompt to re-enable).
Important: You must have a kernel debugger attached to the system via null modem cable (for example:I386kd.exe or Windbg.exe) to use SFCDisable = 1 or SFCDisable = 2.
After WFP is disabled using the SFCDisable = 1 setting, the following message will appear after logon:
Warning! Windows File Protection is not active on this system. Would you like to enable Windows File Protection now? This will enable Windows File Protection until the next system restart. <Yes> <No>.
Clicking Yes will reactivate WFP until the next system restart. This message will appear at every successful logon until SFCDisable is set to 0.
NOTE: The above message will only be presented to Administrators.

Taken from here.

#3 OP myjuman



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Posted 03 January 2011 - 15:16

Taken from here.

thanx .

#4 soldier1st


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Posted 16 January 2011 - 13:35

may i ask, why do you want to disable wfp? it's their for a reason.