How to Have Windows Remember My Password

The average person visits dozens of websites that require a username and password for security. With so many passwords--especially considering that it’s not a good idea to use the same password for more than one account--it’s hard to remember them all. If you trust that your home computer is safe, make life easier by having Windows remember your passwords through Internet Explorer.

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Turn on the computer. When the computer has completed its startup process, open Internet Explorer.

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Go to the “Tools” menu and then choose “Internet Options.” Click on the “Content” tab, and under the “AutoComplete” setting, click on “Settings.”

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Check the boxes that say “Forms” and “User names and passwords on forms.” Click “OK” and then “OK” again.

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Go to a site that requires a username and password. After you enter this information and begin logging in, you will be prompted with a message to save your password information. Agree to save the information.