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I've a Windows 8.1 machine, and have accidentally deleted Utilman.exe. I would like to know the EXACT SHA-256 hash of this version of the file. (64-bit OS, x64 processor, Windows 8.1) If there's anymore information that you need to know, please ask. Thanks.

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    Based on numerous factors the hash of this file could change (if it were patched). You have not supplied enough information to answer your question – Ramhound Jul 8 '19 at 11:29
  • Can you tell me most causes for it to change? – mekb Jul 8 '19 at 11:31
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    That file could have multiple versions if it were ever patched. Don’t download the file, extract the file yourself by installing Windows 8.1 to a VM, that has the same cumulative patches your physical install has installed – Ramhound Jul 8 '19 at 11:35
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    Shouldn't sfc /scannow restore the missing file in exactly required version? – gronostaj Jul 8 '19 at 11:52
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    @facepalm42 Do Not Trust that particular website. The files on that website are not legitimate. – Ramhound Jul 8 '19 at 21:22
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This is an XY problem. Instead asking for a solution to your problem, you're asking for implementation of your solution, which is wrong.

You can simply run sfc /scannow to restore the missing file.

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