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EnCE EnCase Computer Forensics: The Official EnCase Certified Examiner Study Guide, 3rd Edition by Steve Bunting

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Registry

The Windows registry is a central repository or database of the configuration data for the operating system and most of its programs. Although the registry creates a convenient central location for this data, it also creates the potential for a single point of failure that can bring the system to a halt. Because of that vulnerability, the operating system uses safeguards to enable recovery to safe configurations through the use of “last known good configuration” and restore points in Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7.

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To understand the registry as seen in EnCase, you need to understand the live registry as seen in Windows. As you go through ...

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