I have forgotten my Windows Live's password AND secret question AND alternate e-mail account.
I can still access my account from Safari on my MacBook, because I told it to save my password, which led me to think I could recover my password using Keychain Access. However, I couldn't. Windows Live Mail doesn't use OS X's default mechanism to store passwords.
I can also still access my account from Windows Live Messenger on my PC, because (again!) I told it to save my password, which leads me to think I could recover it by navigating through the Registry (at least, theoretically!). However, I don't want to mess with the Registry and potentially make things worse.
This is especially frustrating taking into consideration that, a few months ago, when I forgot my Gmail account's password, I could retrieve it using Keychain Access. Why does Microsoft have to make things more complicated in the name of "security"? Is Microsoft trying to secure my account from myself?