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What is 'best practice' for password management?

Q: What is 'best practice' for password management?

Hi What is the 'best practice' for managing one's passwords A for management? password What 'best is practice' HOW SHOULD I STORE PASSWORDS Problems I need to manage a fairly large number i e So What is 'best practice' for password management? there are too many to remember Obviously I don't want to keep them inside a simple What is 'best practice' for password management? unencrypted text file in case my data gets hacked If I download dedicated password application how can I trust it I don't trust 'The Cloud' nor any of the big data owners google apple amazon drop-box et al I don't want to be tied to anything that What is 'best practice' for password management? I cant migrate with me onto my next hardware when I come to upgrade my PC s Either way I dont really want to pay anything certainly not more than a few dollars for this security I was thinking of using something like TrueCrypt to create a virtual drive that I encrypt robustly and then storing my passwords in an ordinary text file That way I would have a single master password for TrueCrypt which would give access to all the other passwords Aside Obviously if I forget my master password I'm screwed B PASSWORD CONVENTIONS As you know many sites require passwords that meet specific rules e g - At least one upper AND one lower case letter - At least one digit - No tripplets three characters the same next to each other iTunes - No more than characters Double-click problems Some sites allow extended ASCII characters e g amp which give VASTLY better security of course BUT they are a mighty pain to use regularly because if you double-click using Windows XP windows doesn't accept extended as being part of 'a word' and ignores the extended ASCII characters in your password And if you TRIPLE-click it then selects the entire line This is a nightmare if you are in and out of passwords all day SUMMARY a I want passwords that are pretty much secure e g say trillion years from my desktop to crack according to this site https howsecureismypassword net Not that I trust it not to harvest whatever I put in and use against me This is extremely hard perhaps impossible to achieve within characters unless one uses extended ASCII b For day-to-day convenience I want to absolutely minimize the number of clicks and keystrokes c For low security sites that I dont give a damn about I just want something easy to type in - Any suggestions With thanks J P S Btw for reasons of security I clear out cookies on a regular basis for convenience using a utility - CCleaner

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A: What is 'best practice' for password management?

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Hi What is the 'best practice' for managing one's passwords A HOW is practice' for password management? What 'best SHOULD I STORE PASSWORDS Problems I need to manage a fairly What is 'best practice' for password management? large number i e So there are too many to remember Obviously I don't want to keep them inside a simple unencrypted text file in case my data gets hacked If I download dedicated password application how can I trust it I don't trust 'The Cloud' nor any of the big data owners google apple amazon drop-box et al I don't want to be tied to anything that I cant migrate with me onto my next hardware when I come to upgrade my PC s Either way I dont really want to pay anything certainly not more than a few dollars for this security I was thinking of using something like TrueCrypt to create a virtual drive that I encrypt robustly and then storing my passwords in an ordinary text file That way I would have a single master password for TrueCrypt which would give access to all the other passwords Aside Obviously if I forget my master password I'm screwed B PASSWORD CONVENTIONS As you know many sites require passwords that meet specific rules e g - At least one upper AND one lower case letter - At least one digit - No tripplets three characters the same next to each other iTunes - No more than characters Double-click problems Some sites allow extended ASCII characters e g amp which give VASTLY better security of course BUT they are a mighty pain to use regularly because if you double-click using Windows XP windows doesn't accept extended as being part of 'a word' and ignores the extended ASCII characters in your password And if you TRIPLE-click it then selects the entire line This is a nightmare if you are in and out of passwords all day SUMMARY a I want passwords that are pretty much secure e g say trillion years from my desktop to crack according to this site https howsecureismypassword net Not that I trust it not to harvest whatever I put in and use against me This is extremely hard perhaps impossible to achieve within characters unless one uses extended ASCII b For day-to-day convenience I want to absolutely minimize the number of clicks and keystrokes c For low security sites that I dont give a damn about I just want something easy to type in - Any suggestions With thanks J P S For reasons of security I also quite often clear out all cookies

A:What is 'best practice' for password management?

I have gone through the same thing. Most of mine I don't worry too much about, like this site. If anyone discovered my password here, what harm could come to me, except someone typing messages under my name, no big deal. The only ones I really worry about are my bank, paypal and ones like that where money is involved. I have a word document with Passwords that is buried in a file and is doubtful anyone could find it.

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A:Help picking practice management software!

Most of the major clinics in my city use RISE HealthSuite:

http://www.riseinc.com/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-picking-practice-management-software.204278/
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Hi,

Anyone have a best practice for user who wants to change there password on there Windows machine (on a domain) and phone at the same time without locking there account?. Most of the time the user change his password on Windows then by the time it change it on his phone his account is lock due to the fact that the phone is trying to login with old password.
 

A:Best practice to change password on Windows and phone

Log out on one machine before you change your password on the other.
Log back in with new password.

This post made my brain hurt quite a lot! its like chicken Vs egg ..
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/best-practice-to-change-password-on-windows-and-phone.189331/
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I've been thinking about the use of password managers lately and wondering whether it's worth exploring an alternative The problem as I see it is with having one master password - I know this is supposed to be kept securely by the developers but I've heard of several security scares in the last few years Of course this is much more secure than simply using the same password everywhere but if hackers were able to gain access to people's master passwords surely it would be a goldmine for them management managers Password Manual vs. password and disatrous for everyone else Even if the master passwords are well protected this is possible right Back to the alternative what do you think about the possibility of devising a new unique password Password managers vs. Manual password management each time writing it down and physically guarding it However this would just be for the accounts you deem most Password managers vs. Manual password management vital so a password manager could still be used for less important accounts I know it sounds inconvenient and I suppose it would only work if you're not prone to losing things but could be a viable option

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A:password management

Hello roqkster, welcome to Vista Forums!



In the Vista start menu click this and you can manage the password in the window that opens; be sure to post back to keep us informed.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/273964-password-management.html
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which password management software do you recommend? i'm looking for something along the lines of roboform, which not only stores a database of your usernames and passwords but also autofills relevant fields. i'm running vista home premium.
 

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A:Password Management Software

I highly recommend the Pro version of Roboform, I use it all the time http://www.roboform.com/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/password-management-software.986472/
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I'm looking for one of those apps that remembers them all for you, and even enters them into webpages for you when you hit a preset key combination, e.g Ctrl. X.

Now, these are passwords, mind you. The program should be encrypted and secure. And preferably of a small size, so I can install it on a thumbdrive.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
 

A:Any good password-management utilities? (XP)

Look at A1 Roboform.
Gene
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/any-good-password-management-utilities-xp.69725/
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A:User Name and Password Management Software

Hello, there are several listed at the end HERE.  Some free and some not.
 
I have to add that I find the Address book I have where I write ALL of them in is invaluable.
I once had a drive die and ughhh!!

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/509665/user-name-and-password-management-software/
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A:Password Management Database Microsoft Access

Joe, are you talking about a Database that contains Passwords?
Which I assume that you want to protect?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/password-management-database-microsoft-access.802381/
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My question is what are "Best Practices for SSD?"

In other words:
> do you shut it down at night, or put the system in a sleep state
> are there new maintenance considerations
> data storage I suspect you'll tell me to store data on another drive

Things like that, just want to get the most out of my new SSD drive.


Thanks,
Greg

A:Best Practice for SSD

Really Depends how much room your SSD has.

Maintenence:

My recommendations would be:
1) Disable disk indexing on the SSD. If you want other things indexed, you can just disable it on the SSD only.

2) Disable Auto Defragmenting.

Run the WEI. This way it should automatically make needed settings.

You can still let it run on a schedule if you want, for other drives. Just make sure the SSd is not included in it.

To check, open the disk defragmenter. Go to the configure schedule section, and select disks. If the SSD has been removed from the selectable disk section, you are good to go.

As far as the rest of Maintenence is concerned... Nothing special you need to do. You can still run Ccleaner etc, as you would on any other HD.
Seven will Automatically TRIM the drive when needed.

Theres a lot of other tweaks. IMHO, its completely unnecessary. Most are meant to reduce writes to the SSD, in which I truly believe is way over-hyped.
Another debate is disabling Superfetch. I think things are faster with it left on. The SSD still is no where close to as fast as RAM afterall.

These are optional tweaks if you so choose, but not needed. Only the 2 listed above I would consider "needed"



Data Storage:
I would certainly install all programs and Apps on the SSD.

If space is OK, I would also keep the pagefile with SSD.
If Space is becoming an issue, you can make a small 500MB on the SSd and the rest on the Spinning Drive.
(I would only go this route if trying to save space. PF is better off on the SSD)

I would also at least keep Music, Videos and most Games on a secondary drive.
Your call here really.

I move the TEMP folder to a spinning drive as well, cleaning it out daily. Your call here as well. It will not hurt leaving it with the SSD.


Sleep:
How you choose to set up Sleep/Hibernate is your preference.
It will not hurt the SSD in any way if thats what you're asking

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A:Windows Media Digital Rights Management (WMDRM) PC music management client

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A:Setting up a practice lab?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/setting-up-a-practice-lab.508786/
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A:Best Practice question

Hello.You should only have one software firewall active at a time. If you opt to use the firewall built into NIS, then your Windows Firewall should be disabled.Hope that helps.~Blade

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A:best practice for OS only back up

I use Macrium Reflect free, and it works reliably for me.
You have more control and options than the built in Windows Backup program.
There are other 3rd party Backup programs available such as AOMEI, EaseUS, Acronis, etc. - I prefer Macrium.

Macrium Reflect Free
I prefer to download Macrium from MajorGeeks rather than the default location Macrium uses for downloading.
Download Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - MajorGeeks

imho, To really know what you like best and what works best for you, you would need to test the different programs available.
For that, could you setup a small unimportant "Test" partition that you could Backup and Restore, to learn with ?

For best practice, create backups as often as necessary, that depends on how often/much you change your OS partition, and how much you are willing to lose/redo, if you have to recover.

http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-restore/385125-best-practice-os-only-back-up.html
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A:Practice Exams

http://www.ucertify.com/exams/Microsoft/70-290.html
 

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A:xp practice test

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A:Where can i practice with SQL queries

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/where-can-i-practice-with-sql-queries.528353/
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A:Practice cyberethics

It's like that old saying "common sense isn't so common". It's sad that they have to publish something like that, and even more sad that it can actually help many people.

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A:best practice for OS only backup

I use Macrium Reflect free, and it works reliably for me.
You have more control and options than the built in Windows Backup program.
There are other 3rd party Backup programs available such as AOMEI, EaseUS, Acronis, etc. - I prefer Macrium.

Macrium Reflect Free
I prefer to download Macrium from MajorGeeks rather than the default location Macrium uses for downloading.
Download Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - MajorGeeks

imho, To really know what you like best and what works best for you, you would need to test the different programs available.
For that, could you setup a small unimportant "Test" partition that you could Backup and Restore, to learn with ?

For best practice, create backups as often as necessary, that depends on how often/much you change your OS partition, and how much you are willing to lose/redo, if you have to recover.

http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-restore/385125-best-practice-os-only-backup.html
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A:DHCP in VPN - Best Practice

answered your post at computing.net
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dhcp-in-vpn-best-practice.748730/
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Service Management Functions (SMFs) provide operational guidance for Microsoft technologies employed in computing environments for information technology applications. SMFs are a core part of Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF), which provides guidance through courses, services, guides, and other media that enable organizations to achieve mission-critical system reliability, availability, supportability, and manageability of IT solutions.

System Requirements

Windows operating system

Operating System - Windows 2000

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=45377&area=search&ordinal=2

Regards

eddie
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/microsoft-solutions-for-management-service-management-functions-nov-4.106918/
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A:Is this the correct shipping practice for my new HDD?

Did the specs on the amazon website say OEM or retail ?

OEM boxes are shipped like that .

Retail boxes are shipped in manufactured boxes like you would see in best buy , and other retail stores .

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more homework questions?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/mcse-practice-test.277633/
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Pete,

Why do you keep asking the Forum for the answers to your Test/Homework questions? You're really hurting your learning opportunity by "cheatin' off your neighbor's paper". Based on the questions I've seen so far, you must be coming straight here before doing ANY research on your own. Ungood!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/certification-practice-testing.277634/
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A:New 1tb Drive best practice for partitions

First there is no set option to partitioning and there is no real speed gain whether it is broken up into smaller partitions or left as one big drive. It really is personal preference.

No to your other question. The 200GBs for the OS.
You already have a working copy of Win 7 on your older 1TB drive, right. Depending on how much space is used on that drive you could shrink the C partition down to as low as you can get it on the old drive. Then take the new unallocated space and make another partition. If the C drive is bigger then 200GBs then move some of the data off the C drive into that new partition you just created then shrink the C drive again until you get to the 200GB size. Then create a image of the whole physical disk and load that image on the new TB drive.

It would be best to post a screen shot of disk management so we can see what the partition structure looks like now.
To do all of the above you will need to different programs. A Disk partitioning program and a drive imaging program. Easily gotten for free from links on this forum.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/159255-new-1tb-drive-best-practice-partitions.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/transcenders-and-practice-test.215930/
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I currently work as a remote technician for a company that provides remote tech support for major companies. My work mainly consists of virus and malware removal. I thought i saw on this forum a while back some zip files that contained active malware and virus files that could be downloaded and scanned. I would really like something like this that i can use on a virtual machine to practice removing some of the common infections quicker and easier. If anybody could point me in the right direction for that resource I would appreciate it very much. 
 
Thanks

A:Virus removal practice on VM

Hello Fruguy -
 
It is not the policy of Removal / Anti-infection / Antimalware type forums to release contained samples of *wild infections* for most reasons.
 
The coding involved in these programs may be used for many illegal or improper purposes.
 
You may have genuine reasons, but the request that you have made will be denied by all forums that use these for fighting malware ETC.
 
There is no personal attack involved towards you, or your company, at all, but it is just general policy.
 
Thank You for your interest -

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/546359/virus-removal-practice-on-vm/
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I'm just installing W7 and I'm wondering what's current best practice for anti-malware software.

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I also run Spybot S&D nightly and malwarebytes whenever there's anything odd looking.

And Sunbelt Personal Firewall, though that seems to have gome a bit flaky these days.

I switched from AVG to avast after getting a bunch of false positives, but I'm not sure avast is really any better.

Do I really need all this? Alternatives? Suggestions welcome.

i

A:anti-malware best practice for W7

You shouldn't run two active anti virus programs as they will tend to create false positives and other complications.

Malwarebytes currently is highly recommended here.

Now days you need an anti virus and a firewall at least. Most people will also suggest having a malware and spyware program that you keep updated and run scan on a regular basis. Aside from Malwarebytes I can also suggest SUPERAntiSpyware.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/378629/anti-malware-best-practice-for-w7/
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2. Boot off Knopix or Linux CD and run several online free scanners.
3. Create a Bart's or Ultimate Boot CD with several tools embedded.

Perhaps there is a better way.
Option 1 is fine but takes too long. Option 2 does not give much control (I don't want to scan C: drive, do want log file and do want fixable problems resolved). Option 3 requires a new CD with updated tools to be created each time.

The aim is to remove all the viruses in as short a time as possible.
 

A:What is best practice way to remove viruses ?

The best practice is to prevent them from getting on the machine in the first place.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/what-is-best-practice-way-to-remove-viruses.784946/
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A:need for practice? HELP! Hijackthis log file....HELP PLEASE!!!

Hi, You are running Hijackthis from a disk it looks like: It should be run from it's own folder, so do this:

Make a folder right at the root of C: like this:

C:\HJT and copy hijackthis.exe to that folder, or simply download a new copy to a folder you created.

(you can make the folder in Program Files, or My Documents, but it has to be in a permanent folder, not temps...)

www.radiosplace.com List on the left.

Post a new log from that next time you are asked for it.
Use it from the new folder when fixing items...so it can store the Backups in the correct location.

C:\WINDOWS\System32\oleaut32.exe <<this does not appear to be the actual Windows file, but should be the malware....I'd like to have you go to the site below, Kaspersky antivirus, and use their scan one file feature to have it looked at, it gives you an answer very quickly...and, if the file is bad, post back....

http://www.kaspersky.com/remoteviruschk.html

You simply use the Browse feature there, and go to the location of the file and check it.
(C:\WINDOWS\System32\oleaut32.exe <<scan this)

There are other obvious items to fix, so you need to answer back about oleaut32.exe
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-for-practice-help-hijackthis-log-file-help-please.315469/
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A:Home Media - DVR Best Practice

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=ldJNp6wdfqI how to build a multimedia pc

use google to help solve issues for you.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/home-media-dvr-best-practice.763976/
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more homwork questions???
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/practice-tests-for-certificaton.277636/
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Any thoughts?

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pete
 

A:External or internal HD-looking for best practice

Get a larger internal if your HP will support a larger capacity drive. Use an external drive to back up important files like documents, pictures and music, removing these from time to time from the internal drive
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/external-or-internal-hd-looking-for-best-practice.95491/
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A:2003 practice test??

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA011318121033.aspx
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/2003-practice-test.381984/
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A:Windows 8.1 – What are Best-Practice security tweaks?

Nice.

Here are some links that have helped me harden my PC :

Hardening Windows 7 Guide. Part 1 | Harden Windows 7 for Security
Great guide in 4 parts, very detailed, applies mostly to win 8 too

mechBgon's guide for first-time PC builders... Best practices for ongoing security
Another great guide, maybe more accessible to regular users, be sure to check his page on SRP too

Wilders Security Forums - Powered by vBulletin
Great forums, a lot of information if you take the time to browse them

Secunia
A good site to check if your current software has any known vulnerabilities, you can also install their software to do it automatically for you

NVD - Home
The official US site, with some serious info about security

Top 4 Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions: Mandatory Requirement Explained : ASD Australian Signals Directorate (formerly DSD)
The same but from the australian goverment, most is easy to implement.

Bullet Proof Windows
An old blog, not recently updated, but all the info still applies

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A:Excel 2000 practice exercises

Here's a couple to get you started:

http://spectrum.troyst.edu/~techtip/activities/reviewexcel.htm

http://theblueroom.sbc.edu/howdoi/ex1/tablecon.html

Hope that helps,

Drew
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/excel-2000-practice-exercises.159355/
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A:Help me learn and practice backup and restore.

Trying to address just your question, this is basically how system images work. I've only used Win 7 imager, Ghost 15, and free Macrium. If I mistate anything, others will correct it.

1. The system image is based on the system partition size. To restore the system image, the target partition must be AT LEAST AS LARGE AS THE PARTITION THE IMAGE WAS TAKEN FROM.
Example: I recently bought a 64gb SSD to use as my system drive. My system partition on the spinner was 100gb, even though the system image size was only about 20gb. Image size depends on actual space used, but still contains partition size info. A 100gb partion image would not restore to a 64gb SSD with the imaging/restore software I had, even though it was only 20gb of actual data.
What I had to do was shrink the spinner system partition to the SSD size or smaller (I think it would only shrink to 59gb, but that was small enough) , then make an image of that to restore to the new SSD. It worked.
So that's your first hurdle.

2. Anything you do should have a backup plan. In my example, I had images and other spinners to fall back to if the shrinking went wrong, if the restore to the SSD went wrong, etc. There was no way I would lose my system.
What you really want, despite the cost, is a drive to test with. In your case, probably another 1TB. It will come in handy for other uses, and redundancy of your backups. That's my strongest recommendation without knowing more.
When testing partitioning and restores, you unplug your main known good system drive to keep it safe. That's what I do, and I don't worry about hammering data because the drive letter is different in the partitioning/imaging software, or I fatfinger a key. After you know it's working as expected, you don't need to unplug.
Without knowing your partition setup and current imaging strategy, it's tough to advise specifically.
But IMO your aim is to organize your partitons so the system partiton is small enough to easily manage your system images. Then keep system images and data backups as separate entities. This is my strategy, and it has worked well.
You have the right view about testing images so you know they work.
The only really safe way to do this is to have a test drive.
After some testing, restoring will become second nature. I use image restores as
my "housekeeping" mechanism, and do them frequently.

3. There are other "complications," such as the Win 7 reserved system partition if you have that, knowing the imaging software, etc. But the main thing to start with is partition organization, and a test drive. With that, the rest is easy because
you've removed most of the danger of data loss.
All the rest can be thrashed out here. Many ways to do it.

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A:Standard practice for reformatting and installing an OS

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A:[SOLVED] Should i use my computer for target practice?

If you want to new pc, then fire away. More fun to draw multiple targets on it than one big one!
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A:Beforeprint MACRO practice reply.

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A:Best Practice for Moving Client Files?

At the minimum, make two copies of vital files before proceeding.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/best-practice-for-moving-client-files.1043270/
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The answer to your question requires a question ... Are you an ethical person?....

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A:comptia a+ free practice exams?

Try here:
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/comptia-a-free-practice-exams.667307/
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A:How to Intentionally Infect My PC for Practice with Removal

just go to face book and hang out awhile and you'll get all the practice you want.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/361433/how-to-intentionally-infect-my-pc-for-practice-with-removal/
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A:Practice problem about a switch and it's database

Boy that is interesting, but imo not very practical. Please don't get me wrong, you're learning good stuff
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A:computer management-disk management problem

Hi farad4me

Windows is using this drive for page filing, DO NOT DELETE.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/247113-computer-management-disk-management-problem.html
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A:Time to update my 'best practice' security choices.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/best-practice-for-network-setup-on-new-server-2008-r2.1029192/
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A:Best Practice for Ejecting / Dismounting Storage Space

Are you still having the problem?
Have you tried to power off your Surface Pro 3 first then unplug the external drives?Bruce Wooding Windows Outreach Team- IT Pro Windows for IT Pros on TechNet

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A:best practice for disk images and easy transfer

Welocme
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I have used the second method, when I went from Vista to Seven and it worked 100%

A new motherboard is considered a new computer, I thiink that your best best is method 2 and activate by phone so that you can explain.

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A:Outlook 2010 - integration with Practice Master

You can export data from PracticeMaster to a coma delimited file then import it into Outlook:
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/outlook-2010-integration-with-practice-master-693814.html
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/603501/what-are-some-technology-trends-that-has-affected-the-practice-of-it-security/
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A:Windows 8 App (Modern Interface) updates: best practice

I've used Classic Shell for months without any problems from it.

And I've never heard of anyone complain about it.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/28954-windows-8-app-modern-interface-updates-best-practice.html
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A:Best Practice to uninstall McAfee Security Suite

Hi Coachdan,

someone had that very problem over here...http://www.computing.net/security/wwwboard/forum/15817.html.

It shows the steps you have to take to remove the suite completely.

regards
Zoned2000
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/best-practice-to-uninstall-mcafee-security-suite.462696/
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A:Best Practice(s) verifying new drivers before deploying to many systems...

The opinions on Verifier vary, but I generally only recommend verifying the drivers that need testing and not including the Microsoft drivers in the batch. Verifying drivers that are not causing problems can lead to false positives since Verifier places the system in a testing state meant to cause crashes.Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers for advanced usersAs to whether Microsoft tests drivers for developers, I do not know for sure, but my understanding is that developers are now requested to do their own testing. Microsoft has made much of their driver requirements fairly public at this point, so developers have more access to what used to be proprietary information. It is now up to the developers to make sure their drivers meet the requirements for Windows Update and those accepted as Digitally Signed drivers. Windows does some additional testing once they receive a driver, but it seems that the Verifier portion of testing is no longer done by Microsoft (in most cases?).Windows Update Driver Publishing

What is a signed driver?

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Hiya

Best Practice Active Directory Design for Exchange2000 provides guidance for deploying the Active Directory® directory service to support Microsoft® Exchange 2000 messaging services. This guide and its companions, Best Practice Active Directory Design for Managing Windows Networks, and Best Practice Active Directory Deployment for Managing Windows Networks, combine business and technical guidance to minimize the time and effort required to implement Active Directory

System Requirements

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http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=45350&area=search&ordinal=13

Regards

eddie
 

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Microsoft to end decades-old pick-a-patch practice in Windows 7

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I'm just experimenting with the 'Always clear this when I close the browser' option selected and these are the settings I'm using.

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A:Best software combo and practice to prevent ransomware attack

I use Windows Defender, MBAM free and WinPatrol free but I also follow safe practices.  What works for me may not work for you.

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System Requirements

Windows 2000 Active Directory

Operating System - Windows 2000
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=44459&area=search&ordinal=2

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eddie
 

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PeAcE
 

A:**WARNING: If you practice unsafe browsing or click habits this config may not suit your needs.

Consider using MBAM Premium as an on demand scanner only BTS is enough for real time protection.
You could also add an additional on demand scanner such as ESET Online Scanner
CCleaner or Privazer if not already installed
Some type of backup solution
If only for testing and you have another machine then you probably don't need all the above
 

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A:Share Management via "Computer Management" Snap-In

Yes this is permission issue. You have to give user file sharing permission and security permission.If you give premission to user to use files or share have to check your security permission.Also make sure users power user permission on local computer.Check your GPO for users instead.

You can also try SFC scan:

The System File Checker tool scans system files and replaces incorrect versions of the system files by using the correct versions.

To run the System File Checker tool, follow these steps:
1. Click Start and then type cmd in the Start Search box.

2. Right-click cmd in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue
3. At the command prompt, the following line, and then press ENTER:

sfc /scannow

4. Hit Enter.

The SFC scan should replace the corrupted files.
I hope this helps you, Good Luck.

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A:Excel 2007 Step by Step practice fille download problem

Try this
How to troubleshoot script errors in Internet Explorer on Windows-based computers

http://www.vistax64.com/software/278178-excel-2007-step-step-practice-fille-download-problem.html