No, I was asking if the account you're using (in your case, the "Owner"
account) had a password set on it. If you're the only one using the machine,
you don't need to create another account. Windows XP will disable saving
passwords for security reasons if the account with which you log in does not
have a password set. Just go to the User Accounts link in the Control Panel,
click on the Owner account, and click "Create a password."
If that doesn't fix the problem, it's possible the instructions in
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q216/3/82.ASP might help
(follow the instructions for Windows NT/2000).
Mike Ketchen MS-MVP (XP)
Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> I just spent the better part of two weeks loading all my old software and
> setting up configurations for my new computer with XP. All of this was
> under the XP name of "owner". "Owner" doesn't save passwords, loses links
> on the start bar, forgets everything, etc.
> Now you're telling me I have to create a "user" account to make passwords
> and other settings work?
> For god's sake, why? I'm the only user of this machine.
> In exasperation tonight, I created one of these damned user accounts and
> had access to none of my programs. So I began copying folders from the
> owners account into the new user account folders. But even these
> folders don't have the program settings I entered into Owner.
> Must I spend another two weeks re-configuring each of my programs within
> user account? This has got to be the most painful transition I've
> experienced in 20 years of computer use.
> > Do you have a password set on your Windows account? If not, Windows XP
> > save any of your other passwords for security reasons. To set a password
> > your Windows account, go to Control Panel, click on User Accounts, click
> > your account, then click on "Create a password."
> > --
> > Mike Ketchen MS-MVP (XP)
> > Associate Expert
> > Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> > > I just got a new HP PC with XP installed. When ever I go to Outlook
> > Express
> > > it asks me for my password. The box is checked to save password but it
> > > grayed out. I have tried resetting the account but the problem is
> > > there. Has anyone else run into this problem?
> > > Thanks
> > > Ralph