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Windows 7: Migrating XP's Outlook Express to Office 2000's Outlook on W7 64bit

21 Feb 2014   #1

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Migrating XP's Outlook Express to Office 2000's Outlook on W7 64bit

Hello everyone (And sorry for such a long thread title!)

One of the elderly gentleman where I work, has been given a Dell laptop by his Son that's running Windows 7 64bit.

He has a copy of Office 2000 that he would like to install on this machine, and use the bundled Outlook from it as his default e-mail client. The only problem is, the current desktop PC he's using, is running Windows XP (unsure which version) and he's got Outlook Express as his e-mail viewing software on there at the moment.

Can the profile (sorry if that's the wrong term) from XP's Outlook Express be "ported" into the Outlook from Office 2000, whilst all of this is running on Windows 7 64bit?

Many, many thanks in advance


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22 Feb 2014   #2

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Office 2000 is not supported on Windows 7, and is insecure and past it's lifetime support. That said, there may be workarounds to get it to work on 7, but that's probably more difficult then your original question. I'd think your friend would need a newer version, then revisit can it be done For instance:

Import messages into Windows Mail from Outlook Express

Import your messages or account from Outlook Express to Outlook - Outlook - Office.com

Trying to use Office 2000 would not be at all advisable.

A Guy
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23 Feb 2014   #3

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Thanks for the reply. The gentleman in question has already installed Office 2000 and said it seems to be working ok? Do you think it would be advisable to use Windows Mail instead? And is Windows Mail already installed on Windows 7 64bit? Thanks
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23 Feb 2014   #4

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Windows Mail is no longer supported in Windows 7, although our member Slartybart has made a tutorial on how to install it

Windows Mail

Windows Live Mail would perhaps be the choice

Windows Essentials: Other Programs - Microsoft Windows

How to Import Mail and Account Settings from Outlook Express in Windows Live Mail - About Email

As I said, Office 2000 is insecure, and Windows Mail is no longer supported by MS. Not a great combination, but you make the call.

A Guy
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