The old computer is using Windows XP w/SP3 and I will upgrade to Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit... for reference only
The Outlook 2010 in the XP PC keeps track of 3 different emails... 1.- My personal Company email (@CompanyName.net), 2.- A Forward email acct (global@CompanyName.net) and 3.- A Gmail Company acct (Company@gmail.com) for when our server goes down.
All 3 accts go to only 1 pst file. I also have some Rules and Alerts setup and everything goes more or less according to plan (I'm still learning Outlook 2010 from Outlook 2003
Now, I know that if instead of making a new account on the fresh installed Windows 7, I copy my .pst file to the new install, I can get everything (all my emails) back w/o fear of corruption but, the problem is that I don't know which acct to make first in order not to loose my settings, rules and alerts. If I try to make the personal acct first, all emails start to trickle in but it also starts to tell me that it can't place the emails in the different names I have created for them (rules and alerts).
Does this make any sense?