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Initially Windows 8 had a workstation and server edition. The server edition became Windows Server 2012.
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== New Features ==
 
== New Features ==
* [[BitLocker Disk Encryption | BitLocker To Go]]
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The following new features were introduced in Windows 8:
* [[Jump Lists]]
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* [[Windows Shadow Volumes | File History]]
* [[Sticky Notes]]
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* [[Windows Storage Spaces | Storage Spaces]]
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* [[Search Charm History]]
  
 
== File System ==  
 
== File System ==  
The file system on Windows 7 is primarily [[NTFS]].
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The file system on Windows 7 is primarily [[NTFS]]. The [[Resilient File System (ReFS)]] was initially available in the Windows 8 server edition but became part of Windows 2012 server edition.
 
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== SSD ==
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Per MS [http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2727880 KB2727880], when Windows 7 is installed on a system with an SSD drive, automatic defragmentation and SuperFetch/prefetching are disabled.
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Further, [http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff356869.aspx this TechNet post] states:
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Since ReadyBoost will not provide a performance gain when the primary disk is an SSD, Windows 7 disables ReadyBoost when reading from an SSD drive.
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</blockquote>
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== Jump Lists ==
 
== Jump Lists ==
[[Jump Lists]] are Task Bar artifacts first introduced on Windows 7 (and also available on Windows 8).
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[[Jump Lists]] are Task Bar artifacts that were first introduced on Windows 7 and are also available on Windows 8.
  
== Registry ==  
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== Registry ==
The [[Windows_Registry|Windows Registry]] remains a central component of the Windows 7 operating system.
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The [[Windows_Registry|Windows Registry]] remains a core component of the Windows operating system.
 
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=== Known Registry keys of forensic interest ===
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====SAM Registry====
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*SAM\SAM\Domains\Account\Users
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*SAM\SAM\Domains\Builtin\Aliases
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====Security Registry====
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*Security\Policy\PolAcDmSPolicy\PolPrDmS
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*Security\Policy\PolAdtEv
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*Security\Policy\Secrets
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====NTUSER Registry====
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*NTUSER\Control Panel\Desktop
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*NTUSER\Control Panel\don\
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*NTUSER\Environment
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*NTUSER\Network
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*NTUSER\Printers\Settings\Wizard\ConnectMRU
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*NTUSER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\
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*NTUSER\Software\Ahead
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*NTUSER\Software\America Online\AOL Instant Messenger (TM)\CurrentVersion\Users
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*NTUSER\Software\Ares
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*NTUSER\Software\bindshell.net\Odysseus
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*NTUSER\Software\Blizzard Entertainment\Warcraft III\String
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*NTUSER\Software\Cain\Settings
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*NTUSER\Software\DECAFme
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*NTUSER\Software\Google\Google Toolbar\4.0\whitelist
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*NTUSER\Software\Google\NavClient\1.1\History
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*NTUSER\Software\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy\JavaFX
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*NTUSER\Software\JavaSoft\Prefs\haven
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Dependency Walker\Recent File List
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\IntelliPoint\AppSpecific
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MainSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoCompleteSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Account Manager\Accounts
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Settings
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLsTime
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Player\RecentFileList
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Management Console\Recent File List
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Multimedia\OtherSoftware\Microsoft\CTF\LangBarAddIn
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Software\Microsoft\Office\
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\OfficeSoftware\Microsoft\Office\
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\PIMSRV
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Snapshot Viewer\Recent File List
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\DefaultSoftware\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Servers
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Servers
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\User Location Service\Client
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts\Database
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Compatibility Assistant\Persisted
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\PrinterPorts
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook\0a0d020000000000c000000000000046
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BitBucket
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComputerDescriptions
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Map Network Drive MRU
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints2
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\PublishingWizard\AddNetworkPlace\AddNetPlace\LocationMRU
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RecentDocs
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StreamMRU
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TypedPaths
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpaper\MRU
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\WordWheelQuery
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93}
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\FileHistory
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet SettingsSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\WindowsSearch
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UFH\SHC
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail
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*NTUSER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\1\Desktop
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*NTUSER\Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip
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*NTUSER\Software\ORL\VNCHooks\Application_Prefs
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*NTUSER\Software\ORL\VNCviewer\MRUSoftware\RealVNC\VNCViewer4\MRU
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*NTUSER\Software\Piriform\CCleaner
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*NTUSER\Software\Privoxy
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*NTUSER\Software\RealNetworks\RealPlayer\6.0\Preferences
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*NTUSER\Software\RealVNC\VNCViewer4\MRU
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*NTUSER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\SshHostKeys
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*NTUSER\Software\Skype
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*NTUSER\Software\SmartLine Vision\aports
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*NTUSER\Software\SysInternals
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*NTUSER\Software\Sysinternals\RootkitRevealer
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*NTUSER\Software\VMware
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*NTUSER\Software\WinRAR\ArcHistory
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== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
 
* [[Windows]]
 
* [[Windows]]
* [[Windows 8]]
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* [[Windows 7]]
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== External Links ==
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Features_new_to_Windows_8 Features new to Windows 8], Wikipedia
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* [http://computerforensics.champlain.edu/blog/windows-8-forensics Windows 8 Forensics - part 1]
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* [http://computerforensics.champlain.edu/blog/windows-8-forensics-part-2 Windows 8 Forensics - part 2]
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* [http://computerforensics.champlain.edu/blog/windows-8-forensics-part-3 Windows 8 Forensics - part 3]
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* [http://propellerheadforensics.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/thomson_windows-8-forensic-guide2.pdf Windows 8 Forensic Guide], by [[Amanda Thomson|Amanda C. F. Thomson]], 2012
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* [http://forensicfocus.com/Forums/viewtopic/t=9604/ Forensic Focus: Windows 8 Forensics - A First Look], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhCooEz9FQs&feature=youtu.be Presentation], [http://www.forensicfocus.com/downloads/windows-8-forensics-josh-brunty.pdf Slides], by [[Josh Brunty]], August 2012
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* [http://dfstream.blogspot.ch/2013/03/windows-8-tracking-opened-photos.html Windows 8: Tracking Opened Photos], by [[Jason Hale]], March 8, 2013
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* [http://dfstream.blogspot.com/2013/09/windows-8-and-81-search-charm-history.html indows 8 and 8.1: Search Charm History], by [[Jason Hale]], September 9, 2013
  
 
[[Category:Operating systems]]
 
[[Category:Operating systems]]

Revision as of 09:14, 14 September 2013

Initially Windows 8 had a workstation and server edition. The server edition became Windows Server 2012.

New Features

The following new features were introduced in Windows 8:

File System

The file system on Windows 7 is primarily NTFS. The Resilient File System (ReFS) was initially available in the Windows 8 server edition but became part of Windows 2012 server edition.

Jump Lists

Jump Lists are Task Bar artifacts that were first introduced on Windows 7 and are also available on Windows 8.

Registry

The Windows Registry remains a core component of the Windows operating system.

See Also

External Links