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Remove Windows Live ID from the computer?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Indicium, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Indicium

    Indicium Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    How can I remove Windows Live ID from the computer, which is probably
    encrypted somewhere in the registry
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\UserExtendedProperties\%Windows Live ID% ?]?

    Is there a program to delete Windows LiveID from the computer (running
    Windows XP).

    I am looking forward to any advice on this matter.

    Thanking you in advance.


    Kind regards.


    Note: I do not mean removing the Windows Live ID account, which I already
    did by logging in and deleting the Windows Live Account.
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    CrystalBall© sez...

    Use TweakUI/Logon/Unread Mail and Repair/Unread Mail Count
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp

    Disable Unread Mail on the Welcome Screen (Line 100)
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    To remove an account or to change the count manually:

    Start>Run>Regedit>navigate to this key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail\[Your
    E-Mail Address]. In the right pane modify: Message Count, Change it to 0.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail. In
    the right pane modify: MessageExpiryDays Change it to 0.

    Overview of Mail Notification Display on WinXP Welcome Screen
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304148


    Indicium wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > How can I remove Windows Live ID from the computer, which is probably
    > encrypted somewhere in the registry
    > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\UserExtendedProperties\%Windows
    > Live ID% ?]?
    >
    > Is there a program to delete Windows LiveID from the computer (running
    > Windows XP).
    >
    > I am looking forward to any advice on this matter.
    >
    > Thanking you in advance.
    >
    >
    > Kind regards.
    >
    >
    > Note: I do not mean removing the Windows Live ID account, which I already
    > did by logging in and deleting the Windows Live Account.
     
  3. Indicium

    Indicium Flightless Bird

    Hi Stephen,

    I understand what you mean. I removed Windows Live Mail (WLM), but all the
    names of the MSN Hotmail accounts (Windows Live ID's) are "remembered" by the
    OS (WinXP). This is including old (already removed) accounts and accounts of
    other people, who used my computer to log-in to MSN Hotmail.

    I noticed that as I surfed to the page "https://www.clingendael.nl/". You
    can see (all) the Windows LiveID's.

    I can not find a way to remove them from the PC. I already run
    RevoUninstaller to remove additional unnecessary files, folders and registry
    keys that were left over after uninstalling WLM.

    I am looking forward to any advice on this matter.

    Thanking you in advance.


    Kind regards.



    "StephenB" wrote:

    > What are you actually trying to do and why?
    > If you linked your LiveID with your Windows login, via Control Panel/Users -
    > ..Net Passport, removing it from there should take care of it. LiveID is
    > "remembered" by applications that use this such as Windows Live Messenger, the
    > rest of the Windows Live Essentials suite, and the LiveID Sign-in Assistant in
    > Internet Explorer.
    > -steve
    >
    > Indicium <Indicium@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > How can I remove Windows Live ID from the computer, which is probably encrypted somewhere in > the registry [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\UserExtendedProperties\% > Windows Live ID% ?]?
    >
    > Is there a program to delete Windows LiveID from the computer (running Windows XP).
    >
    > I am looking forward to any advice on this matter.
    >
    > Thanking you in advance.
    >
    >
    > Kind regards.
    >
    >
    > Note: I do not mean removing the Windows Live ID account, which I already did by logging in and > deleting the Windows Live Account.
    >
    > --
    > Stephen Boots
    > MVP Windows Live
    > Windows Live OneCare/Live Mesh/MSE Forums Moderator
    > sboots@mvps.org
     
  4. Indicium

    Indicium Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    The problem is not (!) with the WinXP Welcome Screen. It seems strange to
    that the OS remembers all the logged-on accounts (e.g. of family, friends,
    etc.) of Windows Live Hotmail. You can check what I mean by visiting (e.g.)
    "https://www.clingendael.nl/".

    Thanking you in advance.


    Kind regards.



    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > CrystalBall© sez...
    >
    > Use TweakUI/Logon/Unread Mail and Repair/Unread Mail Count
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp
    >
    > Disable Unread Mail on the Welcome Screen (Line 100)
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >
    > To remove an account or to change the count manually:
    >
    > Start>Run>Regedit>navigate to this key:
    >
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail\[Your
    > E-Mail Address]. In the right pane modify: Message Count, Change it to 0.
    >
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail. In
    > the right pane modify: MessageExpiryDays Change it to 0.
    >
    > Overview of Mail Notification Display on WinXP Welcome Screen
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304148
    >
    >
    > Indicium wrote:
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > How can I remove Windows Live ID from the computer, which is probably
    > > encrypted somewhere in the registry
    > > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\UserExtendedProperties\%Windows
    > > Live ID% ?]?
    > >
    > > Is there a program to delete Windows LiveID from the computer (running
    > > Windows XP).
    > >
    > > I am looking forward to any advice on this matter.
    > >
    > > Thanking you in advance.
    > >
    > >
    > > Kind regards.
    > >
    > >
    > > Note: I do not mean removing the Windows Live ID account, which I already
    > > did by logging in and deleting the Windows Live Account.

    >
    > .
    >
     
  5. The Real Truth MVP

    The Real Truth MVP Flightless Bird

    Use CCleaner http://www.ccleaner.com/



    --
    The Real Truth http://pcbutts1-therealtruth.blogspot.com/
    *WARNING* Do NOT follow any advice given by the people listed below.
    They do NOT have the expertise or knowledge to fix your issue. Do not waste
    your time.
    David H Lipman, Malke, PA Bear, Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Leythos.




    "Indicium" <Indicium@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1CA7B2F8-C5C4-4ED4-AD62-E2357305A0FB@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Stephen,
    >
    > I understand what you mean. I removed Windows Live Mail (WLM), but all the
    > names of the MSN Hotmail accounts (Windows Live ID's) are "remembered" by
    > the
    > OS (WinXP). This is including old (already removed) accounts and accounts
    > of
    > other people, who used my computer to log-in to MSN Hotmail.
    >
    > I noticed that as I surfed to the page "https://www.clingendael.nl/". You
    > can see (all) the Windows LiveID's.
    >
    > I can not find a way to remove them from the PC. I already run
    > RevoUninstaller to remove additional unnecessary files, folders and
    > registry
    > keys that were left over after uninstalling WLM.
    >
    > I am looking forward to any advice on this matter.
    >
    > Thanking you in advance.
    >
    >
    > Kind regards.
    >
    >
    >
    > "StephenB" wrote:
    >
    >> What are you actually trying to do and why?
    >> If you linked your LiveID with your Windows login, via Control
    >> Panel/Users -
    >> ..Net Passport, removing it from there should take care of it. LiveID is
    >> "remembered" by applications that use this such as Windows Live
    >> Messenger, the
    >> rest of the Windows Live Essentials suite, and the LiveID Sign-in
    >> Assistant in
    >> Internet Explorer.
    >> -steve
    >>
    >> Indicium <Indicium@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> How can I remove Windows Live ID from the computer, which is probably
    >> encrypted somewhere in > the registry
    >> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\UserExtendedProperties\%
    >> > Windows Live ID% ?]?

    >>
    >> Is there a program to delete Windows LiveID from the computer (running
    >> Windows XP).
    >>
    >> I am looking forward to any advice on this matter.
    >>
    >> Thanking you in advance.
    >>
    >>
    >> Kind regards.
    >>
    >>
    >> Note: I do not mean removing the Windows Live ID account, which I already
    >> did by logging in and > deleting the Windows Live Account.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Stephen Boots
    >> MVP Windows Live
    >> Windows Live OneCare/Live Mesh/MSE Forums Moderator
    >> sboots@mvps.org
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    IE Tools | Internet Options | Privacy | Sites: type in

    live.com

    and click Block button.

    Now delete all live.com cookies & reboot.


    Indicium wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > The problem is not (!) with the WinXP Welcome Screen. It seems strange to
    > that the OS remembers all the logged-on accounts (e.g. of family, friends,
    > etc.) of Windows Live Hotmail. You can check what I mean by visiting
    > (e.g.)
    > "https://www.clingendael.nl/".
    >
    > Thanking you in advance.
    >
    >
    > Kind regards.
    >
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >
    >> CrystalBall© sez...
    >>
    >> Use TweakUI/Logon/Unread Mail and Repair/Unread Mail Count
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp
    >>
    >> Disable Unread Mail on the Welcome Screen (Line 100)
    >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >>
    >> To remove an account or to change the count manually:
    >>
    >> Start>Run>Regedit>navigate to this key:
    >>
    >> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail\[Your
    >> E-Mail Address]. In the right pane modify: Message Count, Change it to 0.
    >>
    >> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail.
    >> In
    >> the right pane modify: MessageExpiryDays Change it to 0.
    >>
    >> Overview of Mail Notification Display on WinXP Welcome Screen
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304148
    >>
    >>
    >> Indicium wrote:
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> How can I remove Windows Live ID from the computer, which is probably
    >>> encrypted somewhere in the registry
    >>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\UserExtendedProperties\%Windows
    >>> Live ID% ?]?
    >>>
    >>> Is there a program to delete Windows LiveID from the computer (running
    >>> Windows XP).
    >>>
    >>> I am looking forward to any advice on this matter.
    >>>
    >>> Thanking you in advance.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Kind regards.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Note: I do not mean removing the Windows Live ID account, which I
    >>> already
    >>> did by logging in and deleting the Windows Live Account.

    >>
    >> .
     
  7. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Indicium wrote:

    > How can I remove Windows Live ID from the computer, which is probably
    > encrypted somewhere in the registry
    > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\UserExtendedProperties\%Windows Live ID% ?]?
    >
    > Is there a program to delete Windows LiveID from the computer (running
    > Windows XP).



    Control Panel -> User Accounts applet
    Pick your account
    "Manage my network passwords"
     
  8. João Fernandes

    João Fernandes Flightless Bird

    You mean bing.com.

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> escreveu na mensagem
    news:#0FDxvLnKHA.1548@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > IE Tools | Internet Options | Privacy | Sites: type in
    >
    > live.com
    >
    > and click Block button.
    >
    > Now delete all live.com cookies & reboot.
    >
    >
    > Indicium wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> The problem is not (!) with the WinXP Welcome Screen. It seems strange to
    >> that the OS remembers all the logged-on accounts (e.g. of family,
    >> friends,
    >> etc.) of Windows Live Hotmail. You can check what I mean by visiting
    >> (e.g.)
    >> "https://www.clingendael.nl/".
    >>
    >> Thanking you in advance.
    >>
    >>
    >> Kind regards.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >>
    >>> CrystalBall© sez...
    >>>
    >>> Use TweakUI/Logon/Unread Mail and Repair/Unread Mail Count
    >>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp
    >>>
    >>> Disable Unread Mail on the Welcome Screen (Line 100)
    >>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >>>
    >>> To remove an account or to change the count manually:
    >>>
    >>> Start>Run>Regedit>navigate to this key:
    >>>
    >>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail\[Your
    >>> E-Mail Address]. In the right pane modify: Message Count, Change it to
    >>> 0.
    >>>
    >>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail.
    >>> In
    >>> the right pane modify: MessageExpiryDays Change it to 0.
    >>>
    >>> Overview of Mail Notification Display on WinXP Welcome Screen
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304148
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Indicium wrote:
    >>>> Hi,
    >>>>
    >>>> How can I remove Windows Live ID from the computer, which is probably
    >>>> encrypted somewhere in the registry
    >>>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\UserExtendedProperties\%Windows
    >>>> Live ID% ?]?
    >>>>
    >>>> Is there a program to delete Windows LiveID from the computer (running
    >>>> Windows XP).
    >>>>
    >>>> I am looking forward to any advice on this matter.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanking you in advance.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Kind regards.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Note: I do not mean removing the Windows Live ID account, which I
    >>>> already
    >>>> did by logging in and deleting the Windows Live Account.
    >>>
    >>> .

    >
     
  9. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281660/EN-US/
    Behavior of stored user names and passwords

    John

    Indicium wrote:
    > Hi Stephen,
    >
    > I understand what you mean. I removed Windows Live Mail (WLM), but all the
    > names of the MSN Hotmail accounts (Windows Live ID's) are "remembered" by the
    > OS (WinXP). This is including old (already removed) accounts and accounts of
    > other people, who used my computer to log-in to MSN Hotmail.
    >
    > I noticed that as I surfed to the page "https://www.clingendael.nl/". You
    > can see (all) the Windows LiveID's.
    >
    > I can not find a way to remove them from the PC. I already run
    > RevoUninstaller to remove additional unnecessary files, folders and registry
    > keys that were left over after uninstalling WLM.
    >
    > I am looking forward to any advice on this matter.
    >
    > Thanking you in advance.
    >
    >
    > Kind regards.
    >
    >
    >
    > "StephenB" wrote:
    >
    >> What are you actually trying to do and why?
    >> If you linked your LiveID with your Windows login, via Control Panel/Users -
    >> ..Net Passport, removing it from there should take care of it. LiveID is
    >> "remembered" by applications that use this such as Windows Live Messenger, the
    >> rest of the Windows Live Essentials suite, and the LiveID Sign-in Assistant in
    >> Internet Explorer.
    >> -steve
    >>
    >> Indicium <Indicium@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> How can I remove Windows Live ID from the computer, which is probably encrypted somewhere in > the registry [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\UserExtendedProperties\% > Windows Live ID% ?]?
    >>
    >> Is there a program to delete Windows LiveID from the computer (running Windows XP).
    >>
    >> I am looking forward to any advice on this matter.
    >>
    >> Thanking you in advance.
    >>
    >>
    >> Kind regards.
    >>
    >>
    >> Note: I do not mean removing the Windows Live ID account, which I already did by logging in and > deleting the Windows Live Account.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Stephen Boots
    >> MVP Windows Live
    >> Windows Live OneCare/Live Mesh/MSE Forums Moderator
    >> sboots@mvps.org
     
  10. Indicium

    Indicium Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    @ PA Bear [MS MVP]: It is not (!) a cookie-problem. The OS automatically
    stores "Windows Live ID" somewhere. This is (probably) in the registry, where
    it might be encrypted for security reasons. You can check whether you have
    the same by visiting (e.g.) "https://www.clingendael.nl/".

    @ VanguardLH: the problem can not (') be solved by visiting the "Control
    Panel -> User Account -> Manage my network passwords". Windows Live ID is
    stored without having a network.

    @ The Real Truth MVP: I already used CCleaner.

    I find it very strange, because every log on (e.g. family, friends, etc.) is
    stored on the PC. This has no meaning to me. Moreover, it discourages me to
    let other people use my computer. Let alone, using a computer in a public
    environment where everybody can see the "Windows Live ID". This can (e.g.) be
    used by crminals in order to send spam.

    Thanking you in advance.


    Kind regards.



    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > IE Tools | Internet Options | Privacy | Sites: type in
    >
    > live.com
    >
    > and click Block button.
    >
    > Now delete all live.com cookies & reboot.
    >
    >
    > Indicium wrote:
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > The problem is not (!) with the WinXP Welcome Screen. It seems strange to
    > > that the OS remembers all the logged-on accounts (e.g. of family, friends,
    > > etc.) of Windows Live Hotmail. You can check what I mean by visiting
    > > (e.g.)
    > > "https://www.clingendael.nl/".
    > >
    > > Thanking you in advance.
    > >
    > >
    > > Kind regards.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    > >
    > >> CrystalBall© sez...
    > >>
    > >> Use TweakUI/Logon/Unread Mail and Repair/Unread Mail Count
    > >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp
    > >>
    > >> Disable Unread Mail on the Welcome Screen (Line 100)
    > >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    > >>
    > >> To remove an account or to change the count manually:
    > >>
    > >> Start>Run>Regedit>navigate to this key:
    > >>
    > >> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail\[Your
    > >> E-Mail Address]. In the right pane modify: Message Count, Change it to 0.
    > >>
    > >> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail.
    > >> In
    > >> the right pane modify: MessageExpiryDays Change it to 0.
    > >>
    > >> Overview of Mail Notification Display on WinXP Welcome Screen
    > >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304148
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Indicium wrote:
    > >>> Hi,
    > >>>
    > >>> How can I remove Windows Live ID from the computer, which is probably
    > >>> encrypted somewhere in the registry
    > >>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\UserExtendedProperties\%Windows
    > >>> Live ID% ?]?
    > >>>
    > >>> Is there a program to delete Windows LiveID from the computer (running
    > >>> Windows XP).
    > >>>
    > >>> I am looking forward to any advice on this matter.
    > >>>
    > >>> Thanking you in advance.
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>> Kind regards.
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>> Note: I do not mean removing the Windows Live ID account, which I
    > >>> already
    > >>> did by logging in and deleting the Windows Live Account.
     
  11. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    I didn't say it was a cookie problem but if you BLOCK live.com cookies &
    delete them, no Live ID will be remembered, period.

    Indicium wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > @ PA Bear [MS MVP]: It is not (!) a cookie-problem. The OS automatically
    > stores "Windows Live ID" somewhere. This is (probably) in the registry,
    > where it might be encrypted for security reasons. You can check whether
    > you
    > have the same by visiting (e.g.) "https://www.clingendael.nl/".
    >
    > @ VanguardLH: the problem can not (') be solved by visiting the "Control
    > Panel -> User Account -> Manage my network passwords". Windows Live ID is
    > stored without having a network.
    >
    > @ The Real Truth MVP: I already used CCleaner.
    >
    > I find it very strange, because every log on (e.g. family, friends, etc.)
    > is
    > stored on the PC. This has no meaning to me. Moreover, it discourages me
    > to
    > let other people use my computer. Let alone, using a computer in a public
    > environment where everybody can see the "Windows Live ID". This can (e.g.)
    > be used by crminals in order to send spam.
    >
    > Thanking you in advance.
    >
    >
    > Kind regards.
    >
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >
    >> IE Tools | Internet Options | Privacy | Sites: type in
    >>
    >> live.com
    >>
    >> and click Block button.
    >>
    >> Now delete all live.com cookies & reboot.
    >>
    >>
    >> Indicium wrote:
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> The problem is not (!) with the WinXP Welcome Screen. It seems strange
    >>> to
    >>> that the OS remembers all the logged-on accounts (e.g. of family,
    >>> friends,
    >>> etc.) of Windows Live Hotmail. You can check what I mean by visiting
    >>> (e.g.)
    >>> "https://www.clingendael.nl/".
    >>>
    >>> Thanking you in advance.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Kind regards.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> CrystalBall© sez...
    >>>>
    >>>> Use TweakUI/Logon/Unread Mail and Repair/Unread Mail Count
    >>>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp
    >>>>
    >>>> Disable Unread Mail on the Welcome Screen (Line 100)
    >>>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >>>>
    >>>> To remove an account or to change the count manually:
    >>>>
    >>>> Start>Run>Regedit>navigate to this key:
    >>>>
    >>>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail\[Your
    >>>> E-Mail Address]. In the right pane modify: Message Count, Change it to
    >>>> 0.
    >>>>
    >>>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail.
    >>>> In
    >>>> the right pane modify: MessageExpiryDays Change it to 0.
    >>>>
    >>>> Overview of Mail Notification Display on WinXP Welcome Screen
    >>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304148
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Indicium wrote:
    >>>>> Hi,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> How can I remove Windows Live ID from the computer, which is probably
    >>>>> encrypted somewhere in the registry
    >>>>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\UserExtendedProperties\%Windows
    >>>>> Live ID% ?]?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Is there a program to delete Windows LiveID from the computer (running
    >>>>> Windows XP).
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I am looking forward to any advice on this matter.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanking you in advance.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Kind regards.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Note: I do not mean removing the Windows Live ID account, which I
    >>>>> already
    >>>>> did by logging in and deleting the Windows Live Account.
     
  12. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Indicium wrote:

    > @ VanguardLH: the problem can not (') be solved by visiting the "Control
    > Panel -> User Account -> Manage my network passwords". Windows Live ID is
    > stored without having a network.


    You don't mention if you even looked. This is where Passport got stored;
    see http://www.mvps.org/marksxp/WindowsXP/passport1.php. Well, Microsoft
    moved to Live for their credentials so I figured if Passport got its
    credentials saved here that Live would also get saved here. This credential
    caching is described at:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281660
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306541
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306992

    It is also possible that you installed an add-in to the web browser that is
    auto-filling the input controls for the login objects in a web page. For
    example, did you install (and leave installed) the Windows Live Sign-In
    Assistant add-on? Every time you install anything "Live", a bunch of
    fluffware also gets installed. At one time, you could deselect the
    fluffware but now Microsoft includes it as a minimum bundleware package with
    any Live product. Did you ever test when loading IE in its no add-ons mode
    (i.e., using the -extoff command-line switch)?

    Cookies only allow a small amount of storage on your host: typically 300
    cookies total, 20 cookies per domain, 4096 bytes per cookie. These are the
    recommended minimums [but are *not* required] by RFC 2109. IE goes its own
    way with a maximum cookie count of 20 (but got upped to 50) with a total of
    4096 bytes maximum consumed by all cookies (upped to 10KB in IE8); see (see
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ieinternals/archive/2009/08/20/WinINET-IE-Cookie-Internals-FAQ.aspx.
    You'll have to do your own research regarding maximums in other web
    browsers. Some web servers also have their own maximums. Apache will fail
    with "Size of a request header field exceeds server limit" if the total of
    all cookies retrieved by the Cookie: request header exceeds 8190 bytes.

    Another source of cookies are with Flash which has its own .sol files. You
    can manage how big they can become or if any are saved on your host at all.

    Cookies are not the only means of saving site data (euphemistically called
    "user data" for a site) on your host. User persistent data is a separate
    cache and allows far more storage of site data on your host. Check if you
    have the following options enabled:

    Internet Options

    - Advanced tab
    Security section
    Enable DOM Storage

    - Security tab
    <pick a security zone, like Internet>
    Custom Level
    Miscellaneous section
    Userdata persistence

    See:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc197062(VS.85).aspx
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOM_storage
    https://developer.mozilla.org/En/DOM:Storage#Description

    DOM storage is new as of IE8 (http://dev.w3.org/html5/webstorage/). As I
    recall, the persistent data is stored under the %userprofile%\UserData
    folder for IE. Other web browsers have their own DOM storage location
    (e.g., Firefox uses an SQLlite file). I've had these options disabled for
    so long and probably did cleanup at the time that there is nothing to find
    on my host under this folder. There may be freeware that not only purges
    the classic .txt cookies (and possibly the Flash .sol cookies) but also the
    UserData records.
     

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