I have a list of files taken from a dead system, but not the actual files themselves, or any other information (e.g. properties) that would indicate the OS version. Is there a way to determine the version of the OS based on the presence of particular files?
For example, if a particular file introduced in Windows XP SP2 is found, but a file introduced in Windows XP SP3 is not, you could conclude that it was XP SP2.
I can't find any information as to what files would be useful indicators online, though, and the methods of determining windows version for a dead system require the files themselves.