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simonr

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I have just bought my wife a new laptop with Windows 8 - Was this a big mistake?

I am trying to import her email contacts into the windows mail; but I just can't sus it out.

I have a csv file ready to import; how the heck do I do it please?

Thanks,

Simon:mad:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    intel
    Memory
    4gb

robinb9

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Open the mail program, Click on Contacts on the left side (look at the picture below)
Up on top you will see Import/Export Contacts
Click on Import Contacts
Look for the csv file on your HD
and Highlight it
Follow the rest of the instructions and it should put the contacts in
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 390, 380, 3 Vostro Laptops (7 computers in all)
    CPU
    desktop/laptop
    Memory
    4gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    atm randioum
    Hard Drives
    350,250

brummyfan

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire E1-571
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer Type-2
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    High Definiton Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    PSU
    Generic
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    QWERTY
    Mouse
    ELANTECH Touchpad
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    12.68Mbps
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    IE11
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robinb9

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btw this is in Windows Live Essentials, NOT the Mail App on the Metro IU- Sorry I was not clear
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 390, 380, 3 Vostro Laptops (7 computers in all)
    CPU
    desktop/laptop
    Memory
    4gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    atm randioum
    Hard Drives
    350,250

simonr

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Robin

Thanks for your reply. However, screenshot is totally different to what I have in windows 8 mail.

I can't see any of what is shown in the screen shot otherwise I could have selcted import.

I have a very plain mail screen; could I be in the wrong view.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    intel
    Memory
    4gb

brummyfan

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire E1-571
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer Type-2
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    High Definiton Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    PSU
    Generic
    Keyboard
    QWERTY
    Mouse
    ELANTECH Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    12.68Mbps
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

robinb9

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Robin

Thanks for your reply. However, screenshot is totally different to what I have in windows 8 mail.

I can't see any of what is shown in the screen shot otherwise I could have selcted import.

I have a very plain mail screen; could I be in the wrong view.

Because as said you need to go to the windows live essentials 2012 website given here. Download the program and pick windows live mail to install. Then you put in your mail info then you will see my picture
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 390, 380, 3 Vostro Laptops (7 computers in all)
    CPU
    desktop/laptop
    Memory
    4gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    atm randioum
    Hard Drives
    350,250
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