Windows Side By Side Installation/Repair Support

The Windows Side By Side Installation/Repair Support component allows assemblies to be repaired and reinstalled when they have been damaged while the operating system (OS) is running. This component extends Windows File Protection to assemblies, both those installed with the OS and those installed by platform developers and third-party software developers.


This component implements Windows File Protection for side-by-side assemblies, which protects assemblies against accidental or intentional damage.

Associated Components

This component repairs side-by-side assemblies by verifying their integrity, and reinstalling them as necessary to ensure that assemblies remain undamaged while the OS is running. This component is used by Windows File Protection to protect these assemblies.

This component requires the Windows Side-By-Side Assemblies component to function properly.


There are no configurable settings for this component.

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