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New CheckSUR versions for Windows 7 and 2008 R2 are now available

New CheckSUR versions for Windows 7 and 2008 R2 are now available

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The CheckSUR utility is now available for Windows 7 and 2008 R2 clients.

 It can be downloaded from here:

 Update:  Just a quick note on this because I have had a couple of people ask.  This update is correctly listed as being for Win7 RC, a version of CheckSUR will ship for Win7 RTM codebase sometime after release.

  • I never understood the purpose of this utility. Can you explain about it more? An inconsistency is found in the store on users' systems on a regular basis? Isn't the design at fault then?

  • CheckSUR is very similar to other corruption detection products (like CHKDSK).  Its job is to find store state inconsistencies and fix them when it can.  What I will do is dedicate an upcoming post to CheckSUR and what it does.

  • But why does it need to be updated on a regular basis?

  • Because just like kernel mode bugchecks, when we see certain patterns, we know how to fix.  For example, maybe we see a lot of events where a specific manifest is getting removed from a system, once we know that we can fix it with CheckSUR but it requires us to ship an updated version of the file.

  • I need help desperately. In a moment of insanity I added IE8 which does not work with my online universtiy. I now need to remove it BUT I can't uninstall it as it never showed as installed. What should I do?

  • No problem, here you go: