How to remember that password on a test system

I have dozens of Virtual PC/VMware images, and can never remember the password for the things.

A cleverer guy than me (Tony Cinanni) suggested this solution:

Windows XP Password Hint

Set a “Password Hint”.  Works with Vista as well.

To set a password hint:

  1. Start the User Accounts Control Panel applet, which you can find in the Start Menu / Control Panel / User Accounts
  2. Select the account for which you want to add a password hint (in the above shot, you can tell it’s LimitedUser)
  3. Click Change the password.
  4. Enter your password in the two locations and enter your password hint (ie. in my example above, it’s the password), type your password hint, and click Ok.
  5. Done!

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