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    Outlook Express in XP mode?

    Like lots of people, I'm looking for an e-mail client to use with the Windows 7 machine I am planning to buy. I've been happy with Outlook Express and would like to stay with it. How reasonable is it to imagine that I could use Outlook Express in XP mode?

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    It's easy enough for any account you have working now. Make sure you're getting 7 Pro or Ulitmate otherwise XP Mode won't work. You might want to try Windows Live Mail 2009 standalone in 7 also; it's quite similar to OE (later versions went to the ribbon) and is still much better integrated than OE is at this point.
    If that's all you're using in XP Mode, if I remember right, you can even have a shorcut/link to OE appear in the Windows 7 start menu for quick access. XP Mode will still require security protection when used in this manner (allowed to connect to the Internet).
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    Thanks. I do intend to get Win 7 Professional. Will the antivirus programs I run in Win 7 cover me when I'm running applications in XP?

    Also, can applications in XP mode run at the same time as applications in Win 7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by decibelle View Post
    Thanks. I do intend to get Win 7 Professional. Will the antivirus programs I run in Win 7 cover me when I'm running applications in XP?

    Also, can applications in XP mode run at the same time as applications in Win 7?
    You need an a/v solution that runs in XP. You can use Micrsosoft Security Essentials.

    XP mode is a VM running in Windows 7, just another application. So, you can run XP mode and other Windows 7 applications at the same time.

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    Thanks very much. Thinking this over, I don't love the idea of having to maintain and update 2 AV programs on each of the actual machine and the virtual machine; too much opportunity for a slipup.

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    Here's a link to an OE replacement for Win 7.

    http://www.oeclassic.com/

    and a review:

    http://www.softoxi.com/oe-classic.html

    I still run XP so I can't comment on this app, but I'm guessing others more knowledgeable than myself can test and comment.
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    Thanks! That sounds great. I'll definitely look into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decibelle View Post
    Like lots of people, I'm looking for an e-mail client to use with the Windows 7 machine I am planning to buy. I've been happy with Outlook Express and would like to stay with it. How reasonable is it to imagine that I could use Outlook Express in XP mode?

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    Ellen
    Jumping to the head of the line..... (sorry guys)

    Outlook Express died with XP. As of Vista it was upgraded and renamed to Windows Mail.
    It set up and ran just like O.E.6 (on steroids)

    Enter Windows 7 and MS in their infinite wisdom (that's SO questionable) disabled Windows Mail, because they want everyone to use Windows LIVE Mail. In my honest opinion, that SUCKS!

    Anyway, all it takes to get Windows Mail working again in W-7 is to transplant the msoe.dll file from Vista, into the Windows Mail program folder in W-7.
    I've done it for myself and I do it for my customers and it works GREAT.

    We've even done whole threads on the subject. Right Medico?

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    Another vote for OECLASSIC
    I only tried it on a friends PC. But its clearly the best replacement for OE.
    Looks just like it. Simple to use. And quicker to load and see emails than outlook 2007.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decibelle View Post
    Thanks very much. Thinking this over, I don't love the idea of having to maintain and update 2 AV programs on each of the actual machine and the virtual machine; too much opportunity for a slipup.
    You'll also need to do your Windows updates in XP mode.

    Think of it as a separate XP computer running inside of your Windows 7 computer. You'll need to keep up with all maintenance (A/V and Updates) in both machines.

    It's also slower than if you ran things straight out of Windows 7.

    Personally, I don't think it's worth the hassle. I recommend that you try one or more of the modern versions of Outlook Express that have been mentioned earlier.

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    What are pros and cons for OECLASSIC on Win 7
    Is there w awy to download OE6 to win 7?
    Pros and cons to that?
    Thanks very much
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    Quote Originally Posted by LOST DORSAI View Post
    RayH78
    Lost Dorsai Here!
    Absolute NEWBIE to this site,
    What are pros and cons for OECLASSIC on Win 7
    Is there w awy to download OE6 to win 7?
    Pros and cons to that?
    Thanks very much
    LD
    No way to add OE6 to Win 7 or 8. It was built in and part of previous windows versions up until windows XP.
    OECLASSIC is for people that have used Outlook Express for years and don't like change. Simple, fast and easy to use. Don't think anything else does these 3 things as well. Which was the reason it was the most popular email program for years.
    Don't know of any cons with OECLASSIC.

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    Rayh78

    RAYH,
    Thanks for Info on OECLASSICE & OE6
    I'll crank up a WIN 7 Machine and download OECLASSIC!
    V. ANNOYED at MS about these tactics!
    Obviously THEY have forgotten about customer satisfaction.
    Many Thanks
    LD

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