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moving from vista to win 8 - email contacts

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    moving from vista to win 8 - email contacts


    how do i move contact list from vista machine using outlook or rather windows live mail (?)

    on to new laptop using windows 8 which has mail app, i have successfully created and added the three email addresses but when i try to add contacts it asks me for email/username and passwords...??

    my contacts are stored in windows live mail on old pc and it will let me export to csv or ?? but the new laptop wont let me import...??

    please advise how to do this...


    thank you

    jon

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    Windows 7 & 8 64-bit, Mac OSX 10.8.2


    You could install Windows Live Mail in Windows 8 (which is what I've done) and then transfer your Windows 7 Contacts into Windows 8.

    Copy the Contacts folder from Windows 7 (to a USB stick or whatever) and Paste it into your User account in Windows 8 to replace the blank one. Then, in Windows Live Mail, go to the Contacts view where there is an option to Import your Contacts.
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    windows 8.1


    Thanks I did what mgmcc said Import only has the options to import CSV, WAB, VCF... my problem is more complicated because my Windows 7 laptop's motherboard fried, so I only have the back up files to work with (contacts.edb).

    How can I import the contacts?
    Last edited by Lewgarmas1982; 28 Aug 2014 at 14:40.
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