BeyondtheSUN; I recomend you spend a little time going through the Tutorials
Not to add to your frustration but by now you've noticed outlook has been replaced by Windows Live Mail. Jumping right into a New OS is easier said then done. Navigation, installations, etc. You may want to tone down UAC untill your comfortable. I would guess your looking at the way 7 represents the Control Panel must seem frustrating, unless you've altered those settings.