September 7, 2009

Ex-Vista Noob Needs Help

hi, my 2 yr old vista just quit on me. i had no user account password and only used my admin account and after a system restore, vista decided to create a password for me and i can no longer get in. i just ordered a dell mini with ubuntu i'll recieve in 3 weeks and i was wondering if there is a way an unskilled noob like me could install linux on my pc without deleting the vista until i figure out a way to retrieve my data locked away in vista.

i have zero knowledge of linux so i'll need something thats easy to do.

any suggestions?

thanks
Nuvie