I'm running an upgrade version of xp pro (from 98se). when i used 98se, i had a direct dial in account that my friends used to dial in for direct head to head gaming. in xp pro, i've tried at least a hundred times to set up a dial in account for them again, but i keep getting hung up with the password and user names. when i assign them a user name and password, the password isn't retained by xp. once i set the user name and password and click ok, if i immediately click the properties of that account, the password has been changed by xp to: *************** (15 asterisks) in both the password and confirm password boxes. i can't figure out where this password is coming from, as i never even set passwords while in 98se. can someone tell me what i'm doing wrong? i can't figure out for the life of me, why i can't get my unique passwords to stick for these accounts. any help would be greatly appreciated. i've attached a picture to illustrate the problem, just in case it would help. thanks.