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I have just gone from XP to 7 and as I like things simple I have have found it such a big jump.
However I am getting used to it and due to the lack of info from Microsoft, or I could'nt find it, I spent time looking for Outlook Express
I did finally find info on Windows Live which does contain an updated version of Express and I find it quite simple to use.
Leo, have you heard of Zinstall? (http://www.zinstall.com)
It's what XP Mode should have been... Runs on any Windows, no hardware virtualization required, and it actually transfers all your applications from XP to 7 by itself!
So you can work with no hassle at all.
Would love to hear your review on that.
I just installed but when I tried to open it I got some crap about my BIOS not being configured for this. HELP do I have to fiddle around with the BIOS now???? Coudn't MS make it a bit simpler?
OK I just looked it up on the MS site and configured. It's quite simple after all. The problem is I still can't open any of the DOS programs that I wanted to. I thought that the XP mode will allow me to use the old DOS programs but.... Anyone got any ideas?
I have Windows 7 Home Premium with virtual XP Home installed & don't have to worry about hardware virtualisation. How? - installed Sun's VirtualBox software & run XP Home inside this.
This saves the expense of having to buy Windows 7 Enterprise, Business etc necessary to run "Windows XP Mode"
Sun's VirtualBox is also not limited to running Windows but can run other operating systems as well; & its free
I don't have Outlook Express on my current Windows XP system; I have regular Oulook and like it just fine. If at some point I have to change to Windows 7, will I be able to keep regular Outlook? From everything I've heard, it's better than Outlook Express. It is certainly better than webmail via Comcast.
My feeling has always been, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." I see no reason to change for the sake of change. But my son and I have been talking about getting a laptop, and it seems they all come now either with Vista (which we definitely don't want) or Windows 7, not with XP.
When Outlook Express fell of its perch a few months ago I switched to Windows Live Mail, (which is, confusingly, not the same thing as Windows Live Hotmail)which looks and feels just like Outlook Express, but seems to work better. I haven't yet found any aspect of Outlook Express that isn't there in Windows Live Mail. It picks up my Hotmail account fine, and seems a perfect replacement for the late lamented Outlook Express. This is working under XP at the moment, so would I presume it would work under Vista or Windows 7 also?
Outlook Express is one, although not the primary, reason I chose Win XP for the OS in my current, custom-built computer (by JNCS in Fairport, NY). A MAJOR...REALLY MAJOR feature of OE vs. Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail is that OE supports identities (if that's wrong, will someone please tell me). In all the comments about this issue, I never see any that mention this feature. I have a home business, so have 2 e-mail addresses. I do NOT want to have to set up 2 user IDs and switch between them to work on separate business and personal e-mails.
Just for giggles! Seems Microsoft is giving an XP virtual machine license free to users of Windows 7. Did I read a free download of around 500 MB?
Just use Thunderbird. [SOLVED]
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