Double click on icon for "My Computer."
Double click on icon for "Control Panel."
Double click on icon for "Network."
Your network Configuration control panel should
appear. It should show Dial Up Adapter and
TCP/IP. If it does not show "Client for Microsoft
Networks" you need to add it. Adding the "Client
for Microsoft Networks is what enables the "Save Password"
box. It also creates an Icon for "Network
Neighborhood" on the desktop.
Click on the "Add" button.
From the "Select Network Component Type" box choose
Click the "Add" button. It might then "Build a Database;"
let it do that.
From the "Select Network Client" box choose "Microsoft,"
on the left "Client for Microsoft Networks" should be highlighted on the
You will be prompted to restart your
computer. Do so.
As it restarts, you will be asked to
enter a password. Unless you want to password protect your entire computer, DO
NOT add one. It will ask twice. Do not enter a password either time. If you do
you will have to enter this password each time you start Windows.
Windows will open and the ability to
save your password should be available.
If the steps outlined above did
not sometimes the password file on your computer gets corrupted, to repair
Click the "Start"
Choose "Files or folders" and
type in "*.pwl" (without the quotes)
This will find a file called
"yourname.pwl" This name varies with each machine.
Right click on it and choose
Rename the file to
"yourname.pwx" Hit enter.
Close everything and reboot
A new password file will be
created and hopefully you will now have the ability to save your password. If
this still does not work, you will have to contact Microsoft for