I have a program which I need to install on top of Windows 8. Trouble is, the program makes changes to a few files which make another program not work, chances are that registry settings are involved, too.
So here's my situation - I need to figure out exactly which files and registry entries are modified compared to a system which doesn't have it installed. Basically my idea is to use VMWare. install first program, clone that VMWare, install second program and then get the diff for the two systems and find out which files have been modified/added.
How can i do that? File system diffs as far as I can find, have been made either for only a few files, or for linux.
Ideas are welcome, as both programs are imperative for our work.
If nothing else works, I'm even willing to go as far as write the entire diff program myself, but that might take a few weeks with the amount of spare time, or lack, thereof, I have.