First, assuming you can remember the email address, go here - click here and use the forgotten password link to reset password. Vista used Outlook Express for email which was replaced by Live Mail and may not work even with correct username and password, try Mozilla Thunderbird once you know the password, or just use webmail.
What is Markdown?
Markdown lets you add more formatting to your post. Simply type in your post and it will display as written.
If you wish to add bold or italic characters, add a hyperlink to another website, a heading or a horizontal line, simply use the relevent icons above the text input field.
A preview of your post will appear in the grey box below. If you make a change and you're not happy, simply press the back arrow icon to undo.