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Windows 7: Windows 7, another step backwards

02 Nov 2009   #21
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Frustration, I would imagine, though now that he has requested some actual help, we are glad to provide it... Really, thunderbird is a full featured email client that does what outlook express did and more... it deserves a look....

Also keep in mind that with any new OS, you need to keep an open mind long enough to give it an honest evaluation... Its a different mind set from what you were used to, and once you get familiar with it, the battle is won...


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02 Nov 2009   #22
LPDad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Besides....microsoft is SHOVING Windows 7 at us. Their ultimate goal is to stop supporting XP as soon as they can. Up till now they have been pretty much forced to provide ongoing XP support, but with a successful Windows 7 launch they are probably, even now, planning a quick demise for XP. Just something to keep in mind.
Once you take the time to learn Windows 7, you will never go back. (I basically went from XP to Win7, and it was not too hard to get used to. I am a convert now.)
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02 Nov 2009   #23
netguysc

windows 7
 
 

You can send me your windows 7 cd and serial key if you want to
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02 Nov 2009   #24
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Really, thunderbird is a full featured email client that does what outlook express did and more... it deserves a look...
Not really .. But Thunderbird or Outlook is about as close to OE as you can get...
That I've found so far.

If you don't organize your contacts in folders ..
And expect to be able to operate from .. or restore from a wab file.. conveniently ..
You'll be OK
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02 Nov 2009   #25
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Can't understand why people find Live mail difficult, I suppose getting used to a new idea is hard at first, but not difficult to use.

I use Windows Mail in my Vista, and Live mail in Seven.
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02 Nov 2009   #26
Johnston7

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for th tips guys, I'll search for thunderbird when I get home.

Anyone hep me stop the explorer window appearing at start up???
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02 Nov 2009   #27
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

You can lead a lot of users to Window 7 , but you can't make them use it.

But the ones that really make the effort, will enjoy it & be happy with it !



" Doc "
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02 Nov 2009   #28
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LPDad View Post
Besides....microsoft is SHOVING Windows 7 at us. Their ultimate goal is to stop supporting XP as soon as they can. Up till now they have been pretty much forced to provide ongoing XP support, but with a successful Windows 7 launch they are probably, even now, planning a quick demise for XP. Just something to keep in mind.
Once you take the time to learn Windows 7, you will never go back. (I basically went from XP to Win7, and it was not too hard to get used to. I am a convert now.)

Rot..! Microsoft tried something entirely new with Vista and unfortunately got caught with their pants down, because few software/hardware manufacturers kept up their side of the bargain so at launch time there was a barrage of criticism, much of it unfairly directed at Microsoft.

IMHO they didn't need to rush headlong into an even newer system (Windows 7) so fast as Vista is now working quite well for the most part.

The life cycle of Microsoft Operating Systems is published for all to see on the web and XP's extended support has always had an expiry date of 2014. Nothing has changed. Just Google it.
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02 Nov 2009   #29
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Here's a tutorial on how to re-instate Windows Mail
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02 Nov 2009   #30
Jordus

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

There was very little wrong with Vista that wasnt fixed by the first Service Pack.

XP is awfully long in the tooth. It was a great OS but its 8 years old and its time to put her down.

By saying that you are a novice user, you arent really qualified to decide which is better.

I could ramble off a couple hundred reasons why Vista and 7 are better than XP but you probably wouldnt understand them anyway.
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