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Windows 7: Upgrade or change from Outlook 2003

14 Apr 2014   #1
mccoady

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; SP1
 
 
Upgrade or change from Outlook 2003

Our family used Office 2003 for years until a couple of years ago I purchased Home & Student 2010 Family Pak. I installed 2010 on all our computers except my son's PC I kept 2003 on it since he's blind and needed Outlook. He uses Outlook as his email and was trained on it several years ago using JAWs (screen reading software) so that's all he's ever used.

Since Office 2003 is no longer supported I need to uninstall it and install Office 2010 so I need to find him another email program similar to Outlook. I'm not crazy about upgrading to Office 365 Home Premium but would if there were no other choices.

Is the Outlook version that comes with 365 extremely different different from 2003?

It seems to be impossible to find or the price too high to upgrade to Outlook 2010. Would Windows Live Mail or Thunderbird be closer to his Outlook 2003?


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14 Apr 2014   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I can't tell you whether Outlook 2003 is very different from Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013, as I have not used Outlook 2003.

As Windows Live Mail is free you could download a copy & try it out to see if it's suitable for your son.

If you go to Office 365 Home Premium you will get Outlook 2013. Does you Office 2010 Home & Student Family Pack have enough users to allow the additional installation on your son's computer, or have you used them all already.
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14 Apr 2014   #3
mccoady

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
I can't tell you whether Outlook 2003 is very different from Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013, as I have not used Outlook 2003.

As Windows Live Mail is free you could download a copy & try it out to see if it's suitable for your son.

If you go to Office 365 Home Premium you will get Outlook 2013. Does you Office 2010 Home & Student Family Pack have enough users to allow the additional installation on your son's computer, or have you used them all already.
I have one installation left guess I could give WLM a try.
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14 Apr 2014   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

You mention that you have one Office 2010 Family Pack left. Is Outlook 2010 not suitable for your son?. If it's not then Outlook on Office 365 will most likely be unsuitable as well.

Try Windows Live Mail & see if it suits.
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14 Apr 2014   #5
mccoady

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; SP1
 
 

Office Home & Student 2010 Family Pack did not come with Outlook you had to buy it separately.

Do you know how I can transfer his emails, contacts, etc. from Outlook 2003 to WLM?
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14 Apr 2014   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mccoady View Post
Office Home & Student 2010 Family Pack did not come with Outlook you had to buy it separately.

Do you know how I can transfer his emails, contacts, etc. from Outlook 2003 to WLM?
Sorry, I did not realise Outlook did not come with Office 2010 Home & Student Family Pack.

I have done a Google search on transferring from Outlook 2003 to WLM & it appears to be difficult, but someone else may come in & offer a solution.
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