Windows XP plus newly downloaded IE-8 user.

My user-name is no longer remembered on my Gmail accounts.
Gotta type in the whole sheebang each time.

Going to TOOLS--> INTERNET OPTIONS and doing the
AUTO-COMPLETE, UserNames & Passwords thing does not work
for IE-8. It did for the previous version.
Google must be aware of the problem because Google Gmail forums
has people complaining about it and that Google is ignoring the problem.

Anybody aware of this problem and/or have any idea of how to
solve it?