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Windows Password Rememberer


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#1 whatapalaver

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 01:37 PM

I occasionally get a small window that asks me if I want Windows to remember my password Yes or No.

I usually ignore it because it has caused problems. I have clicked YES and then, when I have wanted to access a forum or another place where a password is required, it has said that the password I have just given is not the same as the password that is stored in Windows. No matter how many times I have tried to access the forum, the pesky thing has blocked me. To bypass it I have had to register again and use a new username and password.

In future I will ignore it, but I am wondering if there is a way to overcome this problem. Can I get inside the thing and wipe it clean. ?

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#2 jgweed

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 01:48 PM

What browser are you using?

Not storing passwords certainly improves computer security, but the downside is that you have to remember (or keep in a secure place) them.

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#3 whatapalaver

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 03:24 PM

Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.

My numerous usernames and passwords are not important so I type a list and refer to it.

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 12:58 PM

Open up Internet Explorer, click on "Tools>Internet Options", go to the Content tab.
Once there, under "Personal Information" click AutoComplete.
Now, under "Use AutoComplete for" remove the check mark on the last two ("User Names and...", and "Prompt Me...").
Under "Clear AutoComplete History" click both buttons and hit OK for both.

That should take care of your problem.

Hope that helps.

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 11:35 AM

Thank you jgweed and Kruncher.

I have followed Kruncher's advice.

For the information of the people who run Bleeping Computer.com, I was 'oldsoldier' and I am now 'whatapalaver'. I changed my username because the password thingy messed me about when I was oldsoldier. It blocked me from accessing Bleeping Computer.

Oldsoldier is dead; long live whatapalaver!




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