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Help Needed with Windows 7
Former Fetus

Posted on 02/22/2012 7:22:06 AM PST by Former Fetus

Last December I was asking y'all for help with my dying pc because I did not want to swith from Windows XP. Well, eventually I did have to get a new pc, it runs Windows 7 and, as many of you predicted, the transition was easier than I thought it would be.

Actually I have only one problem with Windows 7. The computer does not "remember" account numbers, screen names...I would NEVER store passwords in my pc, but it is a pain to have to look account numbers every time I try to do on-line banking, pay a bill... I had never realized how many articles I post from Jewish World Review until I had to type the name every single time. LOL.

I googled my problem and all I understood is that, if I mess with the user account control and don't know what I'm doing (and I don't) I risk locking myself out of my own pc.

SO, Freepers, do you have any words of wisdom? It is not really a problem, just an annoyance. But I hate it when the computer has the upper hand!


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: remembering; windows7

1 posted on 02/22/2012 7:22:13 AM PST by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

Use RoboForm. Highly recommended.


2 posted on 02/22/2012 7:25:01 AM PST by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: Former Fetus

if you’re going to be one of the only ones to use this, I’d recommend consider using MS Office’s autocorrect feature. So for example, if I type the letters “dn” Office will automatically replace it with our company’s Dun Number. If I type “WFN” it automatically replaces that with our Wells Fargo Account Number.


3 posted on 02/22/2012 7:26:33 AM PST by MNDude
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To: Former Fetus
The computer does not "remember" account numbers, screen names.

Isn't most of that handled by the browser instead of by the operating system? Which browser are you using?

4 posted on 02/22/2012 7:27:20 AM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Former Fetus

That’s not a UAC problem. That’s autocomplete not being on for your browser. Fixing that is different for every browser, google autocomplete and your browser name.


5 posted on 02/22/2012 7:27:24 AM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: discostu

True enough AutoCorrect doesn’t work in browsers, you’d have to copy and paste from an application.

Wow, I haven’t heard of RoboForm. I’ll check it out. It sounds a better than my solution!


6 posted on 02/22/2012 7:29:56 AM PST by MNDude
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To: Former Fetus

Sounds like its more of a problem with the web browser security settings than Windows itself. Are you using the IE browser that comes with Windows or Firefox etc?

If you are running IE, make sure you aren’t running in Safe Mode all the time because it will not store the cookies that are needed for web sites to remember you.

If you are not running in safe mode, In IE, you may just need to adjust the settings in Tools\Internet Options\Security Tab.. These control how cookies are stored and what sites you trust the most.


7 posted on 02/22/2012 7:30:51 AM PST by bigtoona
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To: Noumenon

I love Roboform, I have it on all my machines and it is linked.


8 posted on 02/22/2012 7:31:12 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: MNDude
That would work!

What I don't understand is why, if I want to come to FR, all I have to type on the address bar is "fr" and it automatically "remembers" and fills in the info. But, once here, it used to be that under source I would type "j" and it would put Jewish World Review, but now it doesn't. I could understand if it never worked or if it worked always. It is the "sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't" that has me perplexed. And, what about double clicking to make an acount number appear? Gone with the wind?

9 posted on 02/22/2012 7:33:34 AM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; stylin_geek; ...

10 posted on 02/22/2012 7:34:13 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; stylin_geek; ...

11 posted on 02/22/2012 7:34:49 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: crosslink

I think I’ll get RoboForm now myself! (I know, we sound like a bunch of sock puppets advertising for RoboForm, lol)


12 posted on 02/22/2012 7:34:49 AM PST by MNDude
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To: Former Fetus

I’ve been using/installing for others...Windows 7 for some time now.

Frankly, your problem sounds far more like a browser issue. Check your “options” in your browser. For example, everything you stated that you wish to do can be taken care of in Firefox with a simple setting under “Tools”, then “Options”.


13 posted on 02/22/2012 7:35:29 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: Former Fetus

I use Norton Internet Security and it has a password manager that works extremely well and is totally secure.


14 posted on 02/22/2012 7:37:25 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Former Fetus

Question:
How to disable or enable Internet Explorer’s AutoComplete.

Answer:
The Internet Explorer AutoComplete feature can be enabled and disabled by following the below steps.

1.Open Microsoft Internet Explorer.
2.Click Tools and then Internet Options.
3.In the Internet Options window click the Content tab.
4.Click the AutoComplete button.
5.Check or uncheck the options you wish have or not have AutoComplete.

Below is a brief explanation of what each of the options are for.

Web page addresses - AutoComplete for the address typed in the address bar.

Forms - Enable a user to fill out fields that are commonly completed such as e-mail, address, phone number, etc.

User names and passwords on forms - Any forms that are requiring usernames. This can be helpful for users who are frequently needing to enter their username and password. However, can also be a security risk if that computer is used or accessible by other users.


15 posted on 02/22/2012 7:38:04 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Former Fetus

Obtain a secure vault application for your cell phone. One that encrypts the information using a 128bit key or higher. When you need to retrieve a password, open the app on the phone with your password, look up the account in question.

That separates your passwords from your PC and yet keeps them close to you with two factor (phone and password) and highly secure form.


16 posted on 02/22/2012 7:40:13 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: bigtoona
If you are running IE, make sure you aren’t running in Safe Mode all the time because it will not store the cookies that are needed for web sites to remember you.

Is that the same thing than :protected mode"? it is enabled.

17 posted on 02/22/2012 7:41:01 AM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus
You probably don't want the PC actually storing or remembering bank account numbers; at least in the clear. You might consider a package such as 1Password which allows you to securely store all your bank account info, share card data, and web site logins. As the name says, you then just remember one password to gain access to all the secured info. The app will even auto-flll the login for a website, if you wish.
18 posted on 02/22/2012 7:41:37 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Former Fetus
KeePass. Runs on just about freakin' anything.
19 posted on 02/22/2012 7:46:51 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Former Fetus

http://keepass.info/news/n120105_2.18.html

Set it to use a 1 second or more delay between attempts which will prevent a brute force attack, and to use UAC to open.


20 posted on 02/22/2012 7:47:45 AM PST by expat1000
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To: Former Fetus

If I stole your computer, I can crack your Win7 administrative password in under 5 minutes. That would leave all of your password controlled accounts available to me. Do you still want to store all of your passwords on the computer?


21 posted on 02/22/2012 7:55:01 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Former Fetus

Use LastPass.


22 posted on 02/22/2012 8:33:36 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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23 posted on 02/22/2012 8:35:45 AM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Former Fetus

The problem is the browser. I had this too. Promptly installed Firefox. Then, I went to Tools > Options > Security (tab) and set “Remember passwords for sites.”


24 posted on 02/22/2012 8:51:41 AM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Former Fetus

It’s just your Internet browser settings. You can adjust them to memorize your info.


25 posted on 02/22/2012 9:07:51 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: Former Fetus

Install Google Chrome.


26 posted on 02/22/2012 9:10:00 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Kirkwood

If you stole his computer you probably got in a position to steal a lot more stuff and you hacking into his FR account is kind of pointless. Silly question.


27 posted on 02/22/2012 9:10:53 AM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: Kirkwood

I concur. I’ve had to crack more than a few Win 7 and Vista admin passwords in my career.


28 posted on 02/22/2012 9:11:14 AM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: Former Fetus

Passwords can be saved by your browser. Which browser are you using?

My bank recommends a program called Rapport for online banking and similar ‘password’ activities. Rapport points your browser ONLY to the desired webpage and blocks any external access/viewing of your connection to that desired webpage.

More info at: http://www.trusteer.com/product/trusteer-rapport


29 posted on 02/22/2012 9:42:04 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: discostu

We’re talking about all of his stored computer passwords, including those related to financial accounts. You’re not paying attention, are you?


30 posted on 02/22/2012 10:28:09 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

We’re talking about being able to steal his computer, which probably means you’re in a position to steal lots of other stuff, including his financial records that he both does and doesn’t access with his computer. You’re not paying attention are you.


31 posted on 02/22/2012 11:42:31 AM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: discostu

I created a word document and password protected it. Can that be breached? The password is quite complex, using numbers and a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters.


32 posted on 02/22/2012 1:26:53 PM PST by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Newt loves mine!)
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To: freebird5850

All passwords can be breached. The question is how much work is the bad guy willing to put into it. Of course in this modern world when you’re using a major software package they don’t have to do much work. Google “word password” and check out the results.


33 posted on 02/22/2012 1:35:32 PM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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