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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 ==
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The following new features were introduced in Windows 8:
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* [[Windows Shadow Volumes | File History]]
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* [[Windows Storage Spaces | Storage Spaces]]
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* [[Search Charm History]]
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== File System ==
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The file system used by Windows 8 is primarily [[NTFS]].
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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 ==
 
[[Jump Lists]] are Task Bar artifacts that were first introduced on Windows 7 and are also available on Windows 8.
 
[[Jump Lists]] are Task Bar artifacts that were first introduced on Windows 7 and are also available on Windows 8.
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== Prefetch ==
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The prefetch hash function is similar to [[Windows 2008]].
  
 
== Registry ==
 
== Registry ==
The [[Windows_Registry]] remains a core component of the Windows operating system.
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The [[Windows_Registry|Windows Registry]] remains a core component of the Windows operating system.
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== See Also ==
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* [[Windows]]
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* [[Windows Vista]]
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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
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[[Category:Operating systems]]

Revision as of 13:15, 20 October 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 used by Windows 8 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.

Prefetch

The prefetch hash function is similar to Windows 2008.

Registry

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

See Also

External Links