Windows 7

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File Structure

File systems are covered separately.

SSD

Per MS KB2727880, when Windows 7 is installed on a system with an SSD drive, automatic defragmentation and SuperFetch/prefetching are disabled.

Further, this TechNet post states: 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.



Jump Lists

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

Registry

The Windows_Registry remains a central component of the Windows 7 operating system.

Known keys of forensic interest

SAM Registry

SAM\\SAM\\Domains\\Account\\Users

SAM\\SAM\\Domains\\Account\\UsersSAM\\Domains\\Builtin\\Aliases


Security Registry

Security\\Policy\\PolAcDmSPolicy\\PolPrDmS

Security\\Policy\\PolAdtEv

Security\\Policy\\Secrets

NTUSER Registry NTUSER\\Control Panel\\Desktop NTUSER\\Control Panel\\don\ NTUSER\\Environment NTUSER\\Network NTUSER\\Printers\\Settings\\Wizard\\ConnectMRU NTUSER\\Software NTUSER\\Software\\Adobe\\Acrobat Reader\\Software\\Adobe\\Acrobat Reader\\ NTUSER\\Software\\Ahead NTUSER\\Software\\America Online\\AOL Instant Messenger (TM)\\CurrentVersion\\Users NTUSER\\Software\\Ares NTUSER\\Software\\bindshell.net\\Odysseus NTUSER\\Software\\Blizzard Entertainment\\Warcraft III\\String NTUSER\\Software\\Cain\\Settings NTUSER\\Software\\DECAFme NTUSER\\Software\\Google\\Google Toolbar\\4.0\\whitelist NTUSER\\Software\\Google\\NavClient\\1.1\\History NTUSER\\Software\\JavaSoft\\Java Update\\Policy\\JavaFX NTUSER\\Software\\JavaSoft\\Prefs\\haven NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Command Processor NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Dependency Walker\\Recent File List NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\IntelliPoint\\AppSpecific NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Internet Explorer\\Main NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Internet Explorer\\MainSoftware\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\AutoCompleteSoftware\\Microsoft\\Internet Account Manager\\Accounts NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Internet Explorer\\Settings NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Internet Explorer\\TypedURLs NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Internet Explorer\\TypedURLsTime NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\MediaPlayer\\Player\\RecentFileList NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Microsoft Management Console\\Recent File List NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Multimedia\\OtherSoftware\\Microsoft\\CTF\\LangBarAddIn NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Office\\14.0Software\\Microsoft\\Office\\14.0 NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Office\\Software\\Microsoft\\Office\\ NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\OfficeSoftware\\Microsoft\\Office\\ NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\PIMSRV NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Search Assistant\\ACMru NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Snapshot Viewer\\Recent File List NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Terminal Server Client\\DefaultSoftware\\Microsoft\\Terminal Server Client\\Servers NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Terminal Server Client\\Servers NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\User Location Service\\Client NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows Live Contacts\\Database NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows Live Mail NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\AppCompatFlags\\Compatibility Assistant\\Persisted NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\AppCompatFlags\\Layers NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\PrinterPorts NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Windows NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Windows Messaging Subsystem\\Profiles NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Windows Messaging Subsystem\\Profiles\\Outlook\\0a0d020000000000c000000000000046 NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\App Management\\ARPCache NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Applets NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\BitBucket NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\ComDlg32 NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\ComputerDescriptions NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\ControlPanel NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\FileExts NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Map Network Drive MRU NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\MenuOrder NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\MountPoints2 NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\PublishingWizard\\AddNetworkPlace\\AddNetPlace\\LocationMRU NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\RecentDocs NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\RunMRU NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Shell Folders NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\StartPage NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\StreamMRU NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\TypedPaths NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\UserAssist NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Wallpaper\\MRU NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\WordWheelQuery NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Ext\\Settings\\{8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\FileHistory NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Internet Settings NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Internet Settings\\ZoneMap NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Internet SettingsSoftware\\Microsoft\\Internet Explorer\\Main\\WindowsSearch NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Policies\\Explorer NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\UFH\\SHC NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\UnreadMail NTUSER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Shell\\Bags\\1\\Desktop NTUSER\\Software\\Nico Mak Computing\\WinZip NTUSER\\Software\\ORL\\VNCHooks\\Application_Prefs NTUSER\\Software\\ORL\\VNCviewer\\MRUSoftware\\RealVNC\\VNCViewer4\\MRU NTUSER\\Software\\Piriform\\CCleaner NTUSER\\Software\\Privoxy NTUSER\\Software\\RealNetworks\\RealPlayer\\6.0\\Preferences NTUSER\\Software\\RealVNC\\VNCViewer4\\MRU NTUSER\\Software\\SimonTatham\\PuTTY\\SshHostKeys NTUSER\\Software\\Skype NTUSER\\Software\\SmartLine Vision\\aports NTUSER\\Software\\SysInternals NTUSER\\Software\\Sysinternals\\RootkitRevealer NTUSER\\Software\\VMware NTUSER\\Software\\WinRAR\\ArcHistory