Internet Explorer can save your passwords for different Web pages so you do not have to re-enter them. However, if you share a computer with other users, such as family members, or you are generally concerned about security, you can configure Internet Explorer not to save your passwords. You can configure this option in Windows XP Professional using the following steps:

  1. Click Start and click Run.
  2. Type in gpedit.msc and click OK.
  3. Expand User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | Internet Explorer.
  4. In the details pane double click Do not allow AutoComplete to save passwords.
  5. Click Enabled.
  6. Click OK.

Once this setting has been applied, you will be required to re-enter your password each time you visit a Web page that requires one. Also when you open the Internet Options dialog box and click the Content tab, the option to use AutoComplete for user names and passwords on forms will not be available.

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