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W7 no longer remembers who I am...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Paul H, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Paul H

    Paul H Flightless Bird

    My W7 Home Premium has stopped remembering all of my user IDs. When I log
    into various sites - banks, things like Vonage, etc. my ID no longer pops up
    automatically. After I have re-entered it, it forgets again next time. Is
    there an option that got reset? If so, I wonder how? TIA, Paul
     
  2. Paul H

    Paul H Flightless Bird

    Oops! Wrong place for this. But I wonder where to post it? TIA, Paul

    "Paul H" <NoSpamphobergNoSpam@att.net> wrote in message
    news:-OVAGYljOLHA.3936@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > My W7 Home Premium has stopped remembering all of my user IDs. When I log
    > into various sites - banks, things like Vonage, etc. my ID no longer pops
    > up automatically. After I have re-entered it, it forgets again next time.
    > Is there an option that got reset? If so, I wonder how? TIA, Paul
     
  3. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Paul H wrote:
    >
    >
    > Oops! Wrong place for this. But I wonder where to post it? TIA, Paul


    alt.windows7.general


    >
    > "Paul H" <NoSpamphobergNoSpam@att.net> wrote in message
    > news:-OVAGYljOLHA.3936@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> My W7 Home Premium has stopped remembering all of my user IDs. When I
    >> log into various sites - banks, things like Vonage, etc. my ID no
    >> longer pops up automatically. After I have re-entered it, it forgets
    >> again next time. Is there an option that got reset? If so, I wonder
    >> how? TIA, Paul

    >



    --
    Alias
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    You will find support for Internet Explorer in this MS forum now:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/threads

    Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
    Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) as well as your current IE
    version (e.g., IE6, IE7, IE8) in your first post.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Paul H wrote:
    > My W7 Home Premium has stopped remembering all of my user IDs. When I log
    > into various sites - banks, things like Vonage, etc. my ID no longer pops
    > up
    > automatically. After I have re-entered it, it forgets again next time.
    > Is
    > there an option that got reset? If so, I wonder how? TIA, Paul
     
  5. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Windows 7 forum is here,
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7desktop/threads

    Paul H wrote:

    > My W7 Home Premium has stopped remembering all of my user IDs. When I
    > log into various sites - banks, things like Vonage, etc. my ID no longer
    > pops up automatically. After I have re-entered it, it forgets again
    > next time. Is there an option that got reset? If so, I wonder how?
    > TIA, Paul
     
  6. Paul H

    Paul H Flightless Bird

    The forums are no help - just confusing. These newsgroups are better. I
    guess Microsoft wants to avoid answering questions by using these forums to
    discourage people like me. They win, of course. I'm out of luck if I want
    to ask a simple question and get answers like other newsgroups.

    "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:uH8DiWkOLHA.3936@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Windows 7 forum is here,
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7desktop/threads
    >
    > Paul H wrote:
    >
    >> My W7 Home Premium has stopped remembering all of my user IDs. When I
    >> log into various sites - banks, things like Vonage, etc. my ID no longer
    >> pops up automatically. After I have re-entered it, it forgets again next
    >> time. Is there an option that got reset? If so, I wonder how? TIA,
    >> Paul

    >
     
  7. Tim Slattery

    Tim Slattery Flightless Bird

    "Paul H" <NoSpamphobergNoSpam@att.net> wrote:

    >My W7 Home Premium has stopped remembering all of my user IDs. When I log
    >into various sites - banks, things like Vonage, etc. my ID no longer pops up
    >automatically. After I have re-entered it, it forgets again next time. Is
    >there an option that got reset? If so, I wonder how? TIA, Paul


    Is this your computer or your employers? If it belongs to your
    employer, they may have implemented a policy turning off this option.

    --
    Tim Slattery
    Slattery_T@bls.gov
    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     
  8. Tim Slattery

    Tim Slattery Flightless Bird

    "Paul H" <NoSpamphobergNoSpam@att.net> wrote:

    >The forums are no help - just confusing. These newsgroups are better. I
    >guess Microsoft wants to avoid answering questions by using these forums to
    >discourage people like me. They win, of course. I'm out of luck if I want
    >to ask a simple question and get answers like other newsgroups.


    1) Microsoft never answered questions here, it's peer support

    2) These groups will continue on other Usenet servers. Check your ISP,
    or google for Usenet servers. Check www.eternal-september.org for a
    free one.

    --
    Tim Slattery
    Slattery_T@bls.gov
    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     
  9. Paul H

    Paul H Flightless Bird

    Mine! In my home.

    "Tim Slattery" <Slattery_T@bls.gov> wrote in message
    news:5pk866l111nnkar4mqe4g0v6rmpgeuh2n1@4ax.com...
    > "Paul H" <NoSpamphobergNoSpam@att.net> wrote:
    >
    >>My W7 Home Premium has stopped remembering all of my user IDs. When I log
    >>into various sites - banks, things like Vonage, etc. my ID no longer pops
    >>up
    >>automatically. After I have re-entered it, it forgets again next time.
    >>Is
    >>there an option that got reset? If so, I wonder how? TIA, Paul

    >
    > Is this your computer or your employers? If it belongs to your
    > employer, they may have implemented a policy turning off this option.
    >
    > --
    > Tim Slattery
    > Slattery_T@bls.gov
    > http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     
  10. Paul H

    Paul H Flightless Bird

    That peer support is invaluable! People all over the world give me answers
    on everything!

    I just looked at eternal September. Not a newsgroup...

    "Tim Slattery" <Slattery_T@bls.gov> wrote in message
    news:qqk8669rldfh7ibdbgivbrs4amn4r58d81@4ax.com...
    > "Paul H" <NoSpamphobergNoSpam@att.net> wrote:
    >
    >>The forums are no help - just confusing. These newsgroups are better. I
    >>guess Microsoft wants to avoid answering questions by using these forums
    >>to
    >>discourage people like me. They win, of course. I'm out of luck if I want
    >>to ask a simple question and get answers like other newsgroups.

    >
    > 1) Microsoft never answered questions here, it's peer support
    >
    > 2) These groups will continue on other Usenet servers. Check your ISP,
    > or google for Usenet servers. Check www.eternal-september.org for a
    > free one.
    >
    > --
    > Tim Slattery
    > Slattery_T@bls.gov
    > http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     
  11. MowGreen

    MowGreen Flightless Bird

    Paul H wrote:
    > My W7 Home Premium has stopped remembering all of my user IDs. When I
    > log into various sites - banks, things like Vonage, etc. my ID no longer
    > pops up automatically. After I have re-entered it, it forgets again next
    > time. Is there an option that got reset? If so, I wonder how? TIA, Paul


    Every morning I no longer remember who I am, too.

    But seriously, Paul. It's not good saving any User IDs (or passwords) on
    your computer. If it gets hacked, you've made the criminals work that
    much easier.

    Think about how much time is saved by having User ID fields and/or
    Passwords pre-populated vs. having to contact banks and "things like
    Vonage, etc " when a webmail account gets hacked, when your bank account
    gets hacked, when your Vonage account gets hacked or even worse ... when
    your identity becomes stolen.
    The time saved is *not* worth it. Even for User IDs.


    MowGreen
    ================
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    ================

    banthecheck.com
    "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
     
  12. Tim Slattery

    Tim Slattery Flightless Bird

    "Paul H" <NoSpamphobergNoSpam@att.net> wrote:

    >That peer support is invaluable! People all over the world give me answers
    >on everything!
    >
    >I just looked at eternal September. Not a newsgroup...


    Eternal-september runs a Usenet server that carries thousands of
    groups. Among those are the microsoft.public.* groups. You'll have to
    have a NNTP client to use it: Outlook express, Thunderbird
    (www.mozilla.com/thunderbird), Agent (www.forteinc.com/agent), or many
    others.

    --
    Tim Slattery
    Slattery_T@bls.gov
    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     
  13. Eddie

    Eddie Flightless Bird

    MowGreen wrote:
    > Paul H wrote:
    >> My W7 Home Premium has stopped remembering all of my user IDs. When I
    >> log into various sites - banks, things like Vonage, etc. my ID no longer
    >> pops up automatically. After I have re-entered it, it forgets again next
    >> time. Is there an option that got reset? If so, I wonder how? TIA, Paul

    >
    > Every morning I no longer remember who I am, too.
    >
    > But seriously, Paul. It's not good saving any User IDs (or passwords) on
    > your computer. If it gets hacked, you've made the criminals work that
    > much easier.
    >
    > Think about how much time is saved by having User ID fields and/or
    > Passwords pre-populated vs. having to contact banks and "things like
    > Vonage, etc " when a webmail account gets hacked, when your bank account
    > gets hacked, when your Vonage account gets hacked or even worse ... when
    > your identity becomes stolen.
    > The time saved is *not* worth it. Even for User IDs.
    >
    >
    > MowGreen
    > ================
    > *-343-* FDNY
    > Never Forgotten
    > ================



    hi mowgreen,,

    i'd like some advice re: the above post.
    i am only posting in this thread as it is already an 'Re To' and not of
    a particular thread. (leasts thats what i see on micro-server.)

    so, in regard to 'having made things easier for crims', i was just
    wondering if info like that was saved in a different format than text;
    what would be the circumstances or outcome of that; could the crim find
    it if he was 'in' to ones computer.?

    like, if one wanted to save certain secret info, in .txt, then went and
    copied any file that uses totally different extensions to what most are
    used to, then, opened the copied file, deleted all inside, and pasted
    the secret text in there.; could rename it then put it back in the
    folder it came from in the first place, including the extension, then
    wouldnt it simply blend-in? and if one ever wanted to read it cos'
    they forgot a p/w or etc, they could simply go to that file and re-name
    it to a .txt and then read it.

    that sounded like a bit of a ramble, so i hope you understand. this is
    only a curious 'for-instance' as your post gave me a lot to think about.

    Ed
     
  14. MowGreen

    MowGreen Flightless Bird

    Eddie wrote:
    > hi mowgreen,,
    >
    > i'd like some advice re: the above post.
    > i am only posting in this thread as it is already an 'Re To' and not of
    > a particular thread. (leasts thats what i see on micro-server.)
    >
    > so, in regard to 'having made things easier for crims', i was just
    > wondering if info like that was saved in a different format than text;
    > what would be the circumstances or outcome of that; could the crim find
    > it if he was 'in' to ones computer.?
    >
    > like, if one wanted to save certain secret info, in .txt, then went and
    > copied any file that uses totally different extensions to what most are
    > used to, then, opened the copied file, deleted all inside, and pasted
    > the secret text in there.; could rename it then put it back in the
    > folder it came from in the first place, including the extension, then
    > wouldnt it simply blend-in? and if one ever wanted to read it cos'
    > they forgot a p/w or etc, they could simply go to that file and re-name
    > it to a .txt and then read it.
    >
    > that sounded like a bit of a ramble, so i hope you understand. this is
    > only a curious 'for-instance' as your post gave me a lot to think about.
    >
    > Ed



    Howdy Ed,

    When a system has been compromised how can anyone guarantee that
    *anything* on it will not be found unless the content is well
    encrypted ?

    Stashing p/ws and u/ns in a file and renaming the file to another
    extension still does not hide the size of the file and anyone with
    patience will eventually find them.

    The safest ways to store p/ws and u/ns is to write them on a piece of
    paper and stash it out of sight. Make a backup copy and stash that in
    another room far away from where the PC is located in case "something"
    happens.


    MowGreen
    ================
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    ================

    banthecheck.com
    "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
     
  15. Eddie

    Eddie Flightless Bird


    > Howdy Ed,
    >
    > When a system has been compromised how can anyone guarantee that
    > *anything* on it will not be found unless the content is well
    > encrypted ?
    >
    > Stashing p/ws and u/ns in a file and renaming the file to another
    > extension still does not hide the size of the file and anyone with
    > patience will eventually find them.
    >
    > The safest ways to store p/ws and u/ns is to write them on a piece of
    > paper and stash it out of sight. Make a backup copy and stash that in
    > another room far away from where the PC is located in case "something"
    > happens.
    >
    >
    > MowGreen
    > ================
    > *-343-* FDNY
    > Never Forgotten
    > ================
    >
    > banthecheck.com
    > "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked



    Yes, I concur; a simple piece of paper placed in a good stash around the
    house or shed would be more than enough.... even two pieces.

    Thanks Mowgreen

    Ed
     
  16. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Eddie wrote:
    >> When a system has been compromised how can anyone guarantee that
    >> *anything* on it will not be found unless the content is well
    >> encrypted ?
    >>
    >> Stashing p/ws and u/ns in a file and renaming the file to another
    >> extension still does not hide the size of the file and anyone with
    >> patience will eventually find them.
    >>
    >> The safest ways to store p/ws and u/ns is to write them on a piece of
    >> paper and stash it out of sight. Make a backup copy and stash that in
    >> another room far away from where the PC is located in case "something"
    >> happens.
    >>

    > Yes, I concur; a simple piece of paper placed in a good stash around the
    > house or shed would be more than enough.... even two pieces.


    BroMow's got a pretty nice stash, one hears...
     

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