# Difference between pages "Windows Registry" and "Windows 8"

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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.