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Windows 7: can't install

06 Aug 2009   #1
edicus

vista home premium
 
 
can't install

Hi,

I selected to upgrade and during the "checking compatibility" I received two messages...one was about mail not being included with Windows 7. Is just with the RC1, or will the final build also not include mail.

Second was a warning that my logitech keyboard/mouse are not compatible and may not work.

I had no option to continue and the upgrade stopped. How do I get around this and what are you people using for mail?


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06 Aug 2009   #2
Sassa

 
 

There is no mail client in Win7 RTM too, but I'm using Windows Live Mail & Thunderbird...
I had same problem when I tried to upgrade from Vista to Win 7 (I had no option to continue). My solution was fresh clean install...
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06 Aug 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You really want to do a clean install anyway. IMO an upgrade leaves too much trash left behind .. thats why they call it a "clean" install..
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07 Aug 2009   #4
edicus

vista home premium
 
 

Thanks for the help.

Regarding mail, if I use thunderbird will I be able to restore my windows mail files?
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07 Aug 2009   #5
srq2625

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

Thunderbird does a very good job of importing email and address books...


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07 Aug 2009   #6
edicus

vista home premium
 
 

I'm sure Thunderbird does import Windows Mail, but my question is if I will be able to restore my Windows Mail messages/folders/contacts, etc. from a backup that does NOT have Thunderbird installed, or should I first install Thunderbird and import my Windows Mail contents, then back it up, then install Win 7.

Does my question make sense?
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07 Aug 2009   #7
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

That might work, or use your current mail client (Outlook Express?) and export your contacts and your mail folders, then save those files/folders off to somewhere safe. (Well I'd do that anyway just to be doubly safe).

Then when you do a clean install you can then either re-import them with live mail or (hopefully) Thunderbird.
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