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Dial-up passwords no longer remembered

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I screwed up by clicking the user icon and had to come here to get it so I didn't have to log-on to my own computer and everytime I dialed in. Now it is not remembering my dial-up passwords. I have:
   a primary number for dial-up
   an alternate number to dial-in
   a number to my provider that is a toll call
   and a number to my wifes provider for when my provider is down.
   Now even when there is a box to remember my password it doesn't. I'm using IE 4.01 and the latest Outlook Express. It does remember the user names when dialing in. But... I have to keep entering the passwords. So how do I get it to remember my passwords again?
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Problem 1:
You have checked the "Save password" box, but DUN does not
remember it from one session to the next.

1. Download and install Microsoft's Password List Update at:
http://support.microsoft.com/download/support/mslfiles/Mspwlupd.exe
2. Delete your username.pwl file in the Windows folder.
3. Log off or Restart Windows.
4. Leave the password field blank and click on OK when prompted for a
password in the "Enter Windows Password" box.
5. Leave both password fields blank in the "Set Windows Password" box
and click on OK.
6. Double-Click your ISP's icon.
7. Enter your username and/or password if missing in the "Connect to"
dialog box.
8. Check the "Save Password" box.
9. Click the "connect" button.
NOTE:   You must connect successfully to your ISP once before your password
will be saved for future sessions.

Problem 2:
You can't save the password because the "Save password" check box is "grayed out."

See if Client for Microsoft Network is listed as one of the installed
components in the Configuration tab of Control Panel/Network. If it is not
listed you must install it using the following steps: (or use the solution
to Problem 3 below.)
1. Click the ADD button
2. Highlight Client and click on Add.
3. Highlight Microsoft in the left pane and Client for Microsoft Networks
in the right pane.
4. Click on OK.

Problem 3:
You've tried everything else, and the password is still not saved.

Get DUNCE. It is a FREEWARE application which includes a password save
feature that will work even if DUN's save password is broken. It is EASY to
use and has many other useful features.
Note:  If you have Windows 95 version 4.00.950b (Right-click "My Computer"
and select "Properties" to see which version you have) or have installed
ISDN 1.1 or DUN 1.2, you must check "Prompt for information before dialing"
in Dialup Networking/Connection/Settings for DUNCE to work.
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ID: 1753048
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1. Delete your password word list, .pwl file. They become corrupted from time to time and not
remembering the password it one of that's symtoms. 95 will make a new one. Then again check the
'remember password' box. The next time I logged on... voila!
 
2. In tweakui Network Tab, check logon auto, and your user name and password. That did it for
me.
 
3. In your Control Panel, Passwords. Put it in there. You may still have your old Password there.
Replace it with your new one , then re-boot.
 
4. In password make all the passwords blank, OLD, NEW, CONFIRM. Then in the check the
second box that starts, "Users can customise their......". Then reboot after you OK your way out.
 
5. Tweakui makes all this very simple. THIS IS WHERE TO GET TWEAKUI
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/software/PowerToy.htm In tweakui Network Tab, check logon
auto, and your user name and password.
 
6. Rename or delete Password.cpl, and mspwl32.dll both in C:\windows\system
To extract from CD, 1st Change Directories to the X:\WIN95> prompt, where X is your
CD-ROM's drive letter. Then type the following:
EXTRACT /A /L C:\Windows\system WIN95_02.CAB Password.cpl
EXTRACT /A /L C:\Windows\system WIN95_02.CAB mspwl32.dll
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