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WinXP password presto chango

By ViperTech555 ·
Several dial-up clients using WinXP Home and WinXP Pro versions have run into the problem of their "saved" password mysteriously changing in the "password" box. They may have an 8-character password and it will work fine for weeks, then one day they'll dial up to their ISP and the "password" box will have too many characters.. 10..11..12 and, of course, they can't connect. Any ideas?

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by opatzg In reply to WinXP password presto cha ...

Does anyone else have access to their pc's?(intruder alert!) Other than that just explain it as an added feature from microsoft adding some fluff to another application. Just for curiousity if you click at the end of the password and strip off the last 2,3,4 characters, is it the right password? If it is see first part of response! Good luck

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by Chezzy In reply to WinXP password presto cha ...

Has nothing to do with (intruder alert), I have the same problem & I am only 1 using this pc.
My internet password has never been saved correctly in winxp.

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by khuffmanjr In reply to WinXP password presto cha ...

actually, the "added characters" are a security feature: theoretically, windows puts more "*" than there is actual characters in the password (or at least its supposed to). this is to fool anyone that might want to guess your password based on thenumber of characters it has. unfortunately, the feature is apparently not perfect. windows somehow screws it up sometimes.

i've had the same problem in the past. i'm sorry i don't have a solution. maybe a reinstall or a service pack might fixproblem, though not the best solution. in my personal opinion, instruct your clients to not save their passwords. hey, they should be remembering them anyway, right?

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