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Windows 7 Is it safe to convert to it?

by lablover / July 15, 2012 11:25 PM PDT

My win XP laptop is 4 or 5 years old and showing signs of problems... too numerous to mention.
I'm looking at Dell again, plus Tosheba for a serious replacement.. I want 6 gb of memory, hi performance video card, 500 gb hard drive, preferably 7200 rpm, etc
What does Win 7 use as an email client? Does it still have Outlook express? If not what email client is MS supoplying with Win 7?
What's the best program to copy my files from xp machine to new machine? .
Any and all information on this buy will be appreciated.

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A couple of answers
by Jimmy Greystone / July 16, 2012 12:03 AM PDT

A couple of answers

1: No, Outlook Express died with XP, and good riddance to that spammer's wet dream. Vista and Windows 7 have Windows Live Mail which you can download if you want. I'd suggest people use Thunderbird or just about anything that isn't made by Microsoft for security reasons.

2: Why do you need a program? Just get a crossover cable or if you have a router, you can use that to create a simple LAN, copy the files over that way. You can also burn them to a DVD or put them on a flash drive. All kinds of options that do not require additional software. At least assuming you already knew that your programs will not migrate. Any potential compatibility issues aside, Windows is designed to make that sort of thing range from very difficult to impossible.

And as a bonus #3: When I see "hi[gh](sic) performance video card" and "laptop" I cringe. It makes me think that your intention is to use the laptop for gaming. Gaming and laptops do not mix for multiple reasons. Probably chief among them is heat. There is simply nowhere for a lot of the heat generated from gaming to go, so gaming laptops tend to slowly bake their internals into oblivion. You conduct a survey of the most problematic laptops, and top of the list will be gaming laptops and the low end. The former because they simply burn themselves out, the latter because they're composed of such low quality parts in order to at least make some kind of profit margin on them.

If you want to play PC games, get a desktop. You want gaming on the go, check out the DS, PSP, and Vita from Nintendo and Sony respectively. Do NOT look at laptops unless your idea of gaming is a rousing game of solitaire.

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No gaming
by lablover / July 16, 2012 4:27 AM PDT
In reply to: A couple of answers

I will not be playing games on the laptop.

How do I find all of the options available to replace Outlook Express?

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How to find replacements?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2012 4:47 AM PDT
In reply to: No gaming

I'd use google but a nod to THUNDERBIRD!

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by stevenservo / July 16, 2012 9:49 AM PDT

^ i agree that google (gmail) would be the best option makes outlook seem very week

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(NT) What is gmail? Not a threat to OE. But Thunderbird may be!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2012 10:28 AM PDT
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Outlook is still available
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 16, 2012 7:05 PM PDT

from the Office Suite CD.

But WLM is much like OE in how it works, it just looks different.

Like others here I use Mozilla's Thunderbird email client software.


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