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    Windows 8 Mail


    I purchased a new Dell with Windows 8, I have a laptop now with Vista and use Outlook but found out that does not work on Win 8 I guess. Anyway I reached and saw I should be able to use Windows Mail, I tired it and found it does not work on Win 8 so I followed the instructions to delete it and copy the program from my vista system, I did and then move over the Msidcrl30.dill file and tired to register it and gives me fail to load error. Please help I really need to get an email program working, so I so use to Outlook Express I'm at a lost. I do not Gmail or Yahoo mail.

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    hi, you are correct outlook express doesn't work on win7 or 8 , i use windows live mail , you can use it to setup your ISP email ,

    moving outlook express to windows live mail .
    not sure if its possible but some of the links i found in google seem to suggest its possible ,good luck
    Google




    link for windows live mail .
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    Quote Originally Posted by striperguide View Post
    I purchased a new Dell with Windows 8, I have a laptop now with Vista and use Outlook but found out that does not work on Win 8 I guess. Anyway I reached and saw I should be able to use Windows Mail, I tired it and found it does not work on Win 8 so I followed the instructions to delete it and copy the program from my vista system, I did and then move over the Msidcrl30.dill file and tired to register it and gives me fail to load error. Please help I really need to get an email program working, so I so use to Outlook Express I'm at a lost. I do not Gmail or Yahoo mail.
    If you had Office 2003 or earlier it will not work in Windows 8. Only office 2007+ will
    On the vista machine, you need to download and install WLM
    When it installs it will ask you if you want to import the emails and contacts over from Windows Mail to Windows live mail.
    You will do this.
    Once it moves everything over you need to backup windows live mail because you will export the backup onto the windows 8 machine once you have installed WLM on that one.
    Make a folder in My Documents and call it Windows Live Mail on the vista machine
    Back it up to there
    then take a flash drive or external HD and put EVERYTHING (all the folders) on the drive
    Now in Windows 8 in the Desktop App, again make a folder and call it Windows Live Mail.
    Copy and paste the backup in there- DO NOT TRY TO IMPORT FROM THE FLASH DRIVE OR EXTERNAL HD
    Now follow the directions in the tutoral to import everything into WLM in Windows 8
    If you have a problem post and I will walk you through step by step how to get it all back in
    You can use the tutorial in here that brink made for exporting and importing WLM.
    I see it on windows seven forums but i cannot find it in here, someone else might point you to it
    Windows Live Mail - Export and Import Email Messages - Windows 7 Forums
    I suggest you print it out so you can follow it along.

    then you just import everything into WLM
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