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#1 flummoxedmaid

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 06:08 AM

Hi, I'm having a problem with my dial-up connection. My OS is Windows XP Media Centre Edition v2 sp2. I can connect ok but each time I do I have to re-enter my password as windows seems to be changing it. Can I stop this happening?
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 06:59 AM

IF windows keeps changing it, how do you know what the new one is? I think you meant that windows is not saving it. Let's start off simple, did you enable the "save password" option? And please respond with specific details.

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 03:47 PM

Hi ucanfixit, Sorry I haven't got back sooner - work!

Ok I didn't explain myself very well did I. My ISP is virgin broadband, I have a ?fixed password with them to enable me to connect to internet.
I've had to ring them a couple of times lately because of connection problems, they said my identity had become corrupted and "walked" me through seting up a new connection - password remains the same. Since doing this however when I click to connect the saved password is different - well I can't actually read a password I can just see that it's longer than it should be. Guys at virgin say this is ok it's just windows trying to encrypt my password so I highlight it and change it back, if I click to connect without changing it back I can't connect.
Yes I know it's a good way to stop anybody trying to connect on my PC without my knowledge, but it's only me that uses it.

Hope this makes some sense, as I said in my Hello I'm not that computer literate.

Many thanks
Me




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