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07-02-2003, 08:58 PM
I have just installed WindowsXP and set up my email/internet connection with my ISP. However I cannot save my password and everytime I try to connect either to the internet or email my password gets replaced by something (its in asterix's) very long and I've no idea where it has come from because I haven't created any passwords elsewhere. I looked in my default dial-up connection settings (through the communications button on the Internet tools menu and there is no password saved and when I try to save it the apply button is greyed out so it obviously doesn't save. Has anyone had this problem? I can't find anything on the Microsoft XP website.
Cheers, Martin

07-02-2003, 09:14 PM
XP shows ALL passwords as a long "string", its a security feature.
Nobody can then guess the password based on the length.
It does contain your real password so just ignore the length.