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My question doesn't have an answer there, because all of them are windows-specific and I want a linux solution.
I have a dead windows install in one of my partitions. It doesn't have any boot data any more. Practically, it is only a filesystem dump. But I have access to read any files on its filesystem.
How could I identify, which Windows version is it? In ideal case, I think there should be some configuration setting or any file which is unique to the different Windows versions. For example, on Debian-based Linux distros I could simply read
How could I do the same on a Win?
Extension #1: Unfortunately, I have access only to a Linux box to reach its hard disk. So, solutions requiring a Windows (for example, digging in the version of
ntoskrnl.exe, or checking some registry settings) aren't in my case feasible.