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Data expert, tech lover, privacy protector. I started using computers and the internet early 1994.  
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Initially Windows 8 had a workstation and server edition. The server edition became Windows Server 2012.
And I can not imagine how I would ever be able to communicate with my friends and family without these products.
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It is great to be able to share through the internet. But (semi) public sharing has its downsides too.
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== New Features ==
I like to read about and work on keeping the protection of private information something individuals can control themselves.
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The following new features were introduced in Windows 8:
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* [[Windows File History | File History]]
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* [[Windows Storage Spaces | Storage Spaces]]
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* [[Search Charm History]]
  
But sometimes it is good that there are forensic tools available. Just as long these tools are used properly. I hope people are aware of the possibilities to protect their privacy, and protectors of the public domain are aware of the forensic tools available, and use them properly.
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== File System ==
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The file system used by Windows 8 is primarily [[NTFS]].
  
I hereby license all my contributions to this wiki under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license [http://www.forensicswiki.org/wiki/Forensics_Wiki:Copyrights].
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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.
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== Jump Lists ==
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[[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]].
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The [[Windows Prefetch File Format]] was changed on Windows 8.1 to version 26. (note this could be Windows 8 as well but has not been confirmed)
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== Registry ==
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The [[Windows_Registry|Windows Registry]] remains a core component of the Windows operating system.
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== Application Experience and Compatibility ==
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On Windows 8 Amcache.hve replaces RecentFileCache.bcf and uses the [[Windows NT Registry File (REGF)]] format. A common location for Amcache.hve is:
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C:\Windows\AppCompat\Programs\Amcache.hve
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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 Windows 8 and 8.1: Search Charm History], by [[Jason Hale]], September 9, 2013
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* [http://www.swiftforensics.com/2013/12/amcachehve-in-windows-8-goldmine-for.html Amcache.hve in Windows 8 - Goldmine for malware hunters], by Yogesh Khatri, December 4, 2013
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* [http://www.swiftforensics.com/2013/12/amcachehve-part-2.html Amcache.hve - Part 2], by Yogesh Khatri, December 16, 2013
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[[Category:Operating systems]]

Latest revision as of 14:13, 16 December 2013

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

Contents

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.

The Windows Prefetch File Format was changed on Windows 8.1 to version 26. (note this could be Windows 8 as well but has not been confirmed)

Registry

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

Application Experience and Compatibility

On Windows 8 Amcache.hve replaces RecentFileCache.bcf and uses the Windows NT Registry File (REGF) format. A common location for Amcache.hve is:

C:\Windows\AppCompat\Programs\Amcache.hve

See Also

External Links