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Windows 7: Outlook Express/Windows Live Mail W7 Upgrade?

17 Mar 2014   #1
Donbrasi

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Outlook Express/Windows Live Mail W7 Upgrade?

I have an XP computer which I want to upgrade to W7, so I have run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. Outlook Express is then no longer available but if I open Outlook Express then I get Windows Live Mail. So can I upgrade to W7 without problems and use Windows Live mail? And does anyone know a way to import that mail and the rest like contactperson to anther e-mail?


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17 Mar 2014   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

A Google search turns up many items on that and how to do it.

https://www.google.com/search?q=impo...archBox&ie=&oe=
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18 Mar 2014   #3
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Your best bet before you update is to download and install windows live mail. You pick up windows live essentials 2012 and check off wlm. Once it installs it will take everything out of outlook express and put it in wlm
If you make a live account all your contacts will sync in the cloud
Now you backup windows live mail and put it on a flas
Then you install wlm it on windows 7
Import the backup and you are good to go
You might have to reconfigue if you have a pop account but when you sign into wlm all your contacts will be there
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18 Mar 2014   #4
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

I was on my ipad so I could not send you this file but here is how to do the backup


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File Type: pdf How to Backup Windows Live Mail 2011.pdf (525.1 KB, 6 views)
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19 Mar 2014   #5
Donbrasi

32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
Your best bet before you update is to download and install windows live mail. You pick up windows live essentials 2012 and check off wlm. Once it installs it will take everything out of outlook express and put it in wlm
If you make a live account all your contacts will sync in the cloud
Now you backup windows live mail and put it on a flas
Then you install wlm it on windows 7
Import the backup and you are good to go
You might have to reconfigue if you have a pop account but when you sign into wlm all your contacts will be there
I already have updating to W7 and use the Windows Easy Transfer to backup my data. I have an folder called Windows.old and in that folder also is the Outlook Express folder. On W7 I have installed the Windows Live Mail (essentials 2012), Can I use some data from the Outlook Express folder or is it fatal because I made any backup? And the user don't know if he has a password and was everytime logged in already?
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19 Mar 2014   #6
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

I do not know if you can use what is in the outlook express folder because WLM does not accept wab files
Maybe someone else here can tell you
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20 Mar 2014   #7
Donbrasi

32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
I do not know if you can use what is in the outlook express folder because WLM does not accept wab files
Maybe someone else here can tell you
No I don't think there is anything, it was stupid of me to not make any backup. Now we have to recover the password and then logon to the new Windows Live Mail (2012)
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20 Mar 2014   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

WLM has recently been re-branded as www.outlook.com with lots of usability improvements, you may want to look at that if you have to rebuild your email online
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20 Mar 2014   #9
Donbrasi

32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
WLM has recently been re-branded as www.outlook.com with lots of usability improvements, you may want to look at that if you have to rebuild your email online
They have an email address from the provider so logon to webmail is via them site.
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23 Mar 2014   #10
Donbrasi

32 bit
 
 

I canīt login with the mail of the provider (@home.nl) on Windows Live Mail 2012? And on Outlook Express/Windows live mail well?
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