03-08-2011 01:02 AM
Laptop Newbie again here, trying to get old desktop data including OE6 email/addrs onto new HP Laptop:
1) MS's miracle "Windows Easy Transfer" lives up to maker's rep -- I can't get it past "Windows Easy Transfer is unable to continue -- please reboot the computer and try again" after downloading it from MS and from W-7 on my new laptop.
Am I unclean??
By the bye --
2) word has it that Outlook Express email data/settings are near impossible to move to Outlook on the HP laptop under W-7. Word is you have to export/import into Windows Live Mail first, then import from there into Outlook.
2a) Anyone have a magic bullet here?
2b) If it's all this much grief, should I be using Outlook for email? I had to buy it extra, its not in Office or OE anymore. I was told it was the only emailer "compatible" with my old email files/folders, but if it ain't, doesn't anyone offer an equal or better basic email system? I use 8 e-ddresses, could use a few more but am NOT a power user of any sort, certainly not commo.
THANKS for any wisdom on either Q1 or Q2/a/b above....