Outlook Express will not run in Vista or in Windows 7. The replacement in
Vista was Windows Mail, but Microsoft does not support that in any Windows
version other than Vista. Win7 comes with NO email or news client, as
you've learned. But you can download Windows Live Mail - and as many of the
other Windows Live Essentials (Calendar, Photo Gallery, Messenger, etc.) as
you want - for free. Just go to http://download.live.com
. Or install a
third-party application of your choice; there are several available.
Microsoft's Outlook (not Outlook Express) is available, either standalone or
as a part of Microsoft Office. Outlook handles email (plus contacts and a
calendar) but not newsgroups.
If you install Windows Live Mail, it will Import your messages and other
settings from Outlook Express. The easy way is to use Windows Easy Transfer
(included with Windows 7) to export those items from WinXP to a thumb drive
or other transfer media, then import them into Win7. WET works very well
for most users. Another way is to copy your OE Store Folder files into a
location that Win7 can read - and that you have given yourself permission to
access - and then use WLM's Import | Messages function.
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
"katiusciad" <katiaandbrian@newsgroup> wrote in message
> hi there...i had to buy a new cpu today with windows 7 live and all my
> records, folders and addresses are in my other cpu...is there any way of
> transferring all that info over into the new version of windows 7 live?
> how can i install outlook express to use as my default mail