Outlook Express can't run on Vista.
It was replaced with Windows Mail, which has since been replaced with
Windows Live Mail.
Copy all of the Outlook Express .dbx files (including folders.dbx) from the
XP drive to a temporary folder on the Vista computer
Open Windows Mail, File - Import - Messages - Microsoft Outlook Express 6
import from OE6 store directory
find the temporary folder where you copied the .dbx files (BUT DON'T OPEN
To import your contacts, copy the .wab file over, and do a
similar File - Import
of the Windows Contacts.
Windows 7 beta http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview http://download.live.com/wlmail
"Mike" <Mike @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> My computer died with Windows XP on it. I had the hard drive put in an
> external case and have found the message files.
> Is the easiest way to get the messages and address book to install Outlook
> Express and import it over???
> Where can I buy one or can I use my old one from my other hard drive.