Save Password Check Box Is UnavailableThe information in
this article applies to:
- Microsoft Windows 98
- Microsoft Windows 95
- Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 4.0, 4.01 for Windows 95
When you are using Dial-Up Networking, you may experience the
- When you are using Dial-Up Networking or you are attempting to
connect to a shared network resource that requires a password, the
option to save the password that you are entering may not be
available. When you are using Dial-Up Networking, this option
normally appears as a Save Password check box. When you are
connecting to a shared network resource, this option normally
appears as a Save This Password In Your Password List check box.
- If you have installed Internet Explorer 4.0 or 4.01, and you
click Internet Options on the View menu, click the Connection tab,
click "Connect to the Internet using a modem," and then click
Settings, the Connect Automatically To Update Subscriptions check
box may be unavailable.
This behavior can occur if you are not currently logged on to
Windows 95. If you click Cancel in the logon dialog box that appears
when Windows 95 is starting, your password cache list file is not
opened, and your passwords cannot be saved.
This behavior can also occur if you have installed Dial-Up
Networking but the client for Microsoft Networks or the client for
NetWare Networks has not been installed.
To work around this behavior, use one of the following methods:
When you start Windows 95, do not click Cancel in the logon
dialog box. If you do not have a password, create a new one by
typing it in the Password box, or create a null password by clicking
OK. If you create a null password, you are no longer prompted to log
on to Windows 95 when Windows 95 starts. Creating a null password
does not prevent other people from accessing your computer, but does
allow you to save your password when you are using Dial-Up
Networking or a shared network resource.
NOTE: Creating a null password does not allow you to save your
Dial-Up Networking password if you are using user profiles. Using
user profiles prevents the Dial-Up Networking password from being
To restart Windows 95 so that you receive the logon dialog box,
use the appropriate method.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 Not Installed:
Click Start, click Shut Down, click "Close all programs and log
on as a different user", and then click OK.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 Installed:
Click Start, click Log Off <username>, and then click Yes.
Install the client for Microsoft Networks or the client for
NetWare Networks in Network properties.
Password cache list files are associated with individuals. If you
do not log on to Windows 95, Windows 95 does not know who you are,
and cannot open your password cache list file.
For more information about this issue, please see the following
article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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