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(Solved) - outlook express missing in Windows 7

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  • Started 4 years ago by harpeter
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harpeter
Posts: 60

My brother-in-law just got a new lap top with Windows 7 installed. There isn't a Outlook Express mail program that came with it. Somebody said you have to purchase it from Microsoft Office for $70. Isn't there a place were I can get it for him free?

Posted 4 years ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....replies=29
Happy Holidays,
Rick P.

Posted 4 years ago
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harpeter
Posts: 60

I read thru all those posts but my main question is there a way to get outlook express free to put into Windows 7. I'm from the old school and hate change.. lol

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SarahJames
SarahJames
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Outlook Express was replaced in Vista with Windows Mail, which works basicly the same, but isn't dependent on the browser (IE).
With Windows Mail it is possible to copy it to 7 and then use it there. I don't know if the same is possible for OE, but you might give it a try anyways;)
Make sure you make a good backup (an image) before you make any changes - better yet: make sure you make regular backups anyway. If you have 7 Ultimate there is an inbuild option to create an image as a backup, but you can also use Macrium Reflect. There is a tutorial on how to use it with a download link
here
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Merry Christmas,
Sarah.

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