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Windows 7: Newbie here and just general question

24 Nov 2010   #11
James Colbert

 
 

If you have old programs that are incompatible with Win7, it's worth having. I have it on disk just because I can.

Here's the download link:

Download Windows XP Mode

James


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25 Nov 2010   #12
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Virtually anything you ran on XP can run on Windows Seven if you install a virtual machine. This forum has excellent tutorials available, try following this link to the one on creating a "virtual XP machine" :- "https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/8247-windows-xp-mode-install-setup.html" Copy and paste it into a new tab on your browser otherwise if you click on it you will be taken to the indexpage for all tutorials ( which is the best source of info for a lot of "How to's" in Windows Seven)
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28 Nov 2010   #13
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

Well, I have to say, Windows 7 is working out okay on my new notebook. But I hate the window live email program. Is there any email program out there that is almost like outlook express? I could move around the program like there was no tomorrow.

Thanks.
Timlab
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28 Nov 2010   #14
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
Well, I have to say, Windows 7 is working out okay on my new notebook. But I hate the window live email program. Is there any email program out there that is almost like outlook express? I could move around the program like there was no tomorrow.

Thanks.
Timlab
There really isn't all that much difference between Outlook Express and Windows Live Mail. I hear alot of complaints about how the WLM layout is so completely different from OE, that it's unusable. I don't see the difference:
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And it's just as easy to get WLM mail to place the Reading Pane below the list of messages. Just click "View" then "Layout". Other than that, the two of them are virtually identical...

But if you REALLY must use Outlook Express, then why not use Windows XP Mode? The above screenshot shows Windows Live Mail and Outlook Express running in a Virtual XP Desktop.

The following two screenshots shows me starting only Outlook Express in Virtual XP mode, and Outlook Express running in Virtual XP Mode:
Newbie here and just general question-image2.jpg Newbie here and just general question-image3.jpg
If you want instructions on how to get this done, start a new post, let me know which on it is, and we'll take it from there. Although I'd rather you get used to Windows Live Mail, or use the full Outlook program from Microsoft Office. Far fmore secure than Outlook Express can ever hope to be.

The choice is yours.


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28 Nov 2010   #15
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

When you add in the fact that you can tie your info to a Live account in WLM and have your contacts backed up...it should be a no brainer which one to use.
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28 Nov 2010   #16
Vincenzo

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Regarding Office 97, in my mind the biggest issue would be that Microsoft is no longer supporting it with security updates. You'd be vulnerable to an on-going slew of exploits.
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28 Nov 2010   #17
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
Well, I have to say, Windows 7 is working out okay on my new notebook. But I hate the window live email program. Is there any email program out there that is almost like outlook express? I could move around the program like there was no tomorrow.

Thanks.
Timlab
Outlook Express is very close to Thunderbird. It is free, check it out.
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04 Dec 2010   #18
yoshirocks

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

I had Office 2000 on my Windows 7 notebook before upgrading to 2010 and it ran fine. You probably won't have a problem.
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04 Dec 2010   #19
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
Well, I have to say, Windows 7 is working out okay on my new notebook. But I hate the window live email program. Is there any email program out there that is almost like outlook express? I could move around the program like there was no tomorrow.

Thanks.
Timlab
Outlook Express is very close to Thunderbird. It is free, check it out.
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Actually, Thunderbird is a slightly different kind of mail program. I also know that if the user is planning on using an IMAP server, Thunderbird sometimes quirks.

Thunderbird also saves archived mail a bit differently than Outlook and Outlook Express. MS Outlook uses PST files which are Personal Storage Files. Thunderbird saves mail a bit differently and can only be opened properly with Thunderbird or a third party conversion program.
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04 Dec 2010   #20
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Keiichi25 View Post
...Actually, Thunderbird is a slightly different kind of mail program. I also know that if the user is planning on using an IMAP server, Thunderbird sometimes quirks.
So which client do you use?

James
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