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Cookies in IE, Microsoft Updates

Microsoft on Second tuesday of every month releases updates.

Anyone know of these updates erase temporary username from IE, cookies etc...?

Thanks.
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koila
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koila
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Ned RamsayNetwork Operations ManagerCommented:
Not always but yes, when they release security updates to internet explorer they often change/reset security levels but I have never seen them actually delete cookies.

This is why you should read the updates before you apply them.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Actually, in months (years) of updates, regular updates do not erase cookies, passwords or favorites.  A new browser might, but ordinary updates do not.

I hope that helps, .... Thinkpads_User
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koilaAuthor Commented:
okay but how about the user is complaining that his ie doesn't store the username and password?
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koilaAuthor Commented:
I'm not applying the updates... it's windows updates.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I meant Windows Updates in my post above which include IE updates and sometimes a new browser. Normally even a new IE preserves things. So normally cookies, passwords and so on are preserved.

For passwords, go to IE, Tools, Internet Options, Content and click on forms settings. There are settings in there to save passwords. Make sure those are set.

Also your user could have a virus. VERY common for ordinary people.

.... Thinkpads_User
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I don't remember Windows Updates ever deleting cookies but I'm still on IE8, I don't know what surprises newer version have to 'offer'.

For storing username and password, 'private' browsing will prevent them from being saved.  See if they are using 'private' or 'InPrivate' browsing.

In addition, some sites block the automatic entry of username and password.  Almost all bank sites do now.  They force you to enter your username and password every time.  You need to ask what sites are not remembering it also.
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aadihCommented:
No, Windows updates do not delete cookies or remove or modify any 'user data'.
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koilaAuthor Commented:
thank you
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@koila - Thanks and I was happy to help.

.... Thinkpads_User
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