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QW.
16-01-2012, 02:12 PM
I am in the process of upgrading a PC from Vista to Windows 7 Home Premium. The problem is however, how do I transfer all of the emails and pictures from Vista to Win7, can the internet settings also be transferred?

And because Windows 7 doesn't have Windows Mail installed, what can I use in place of that?

Snorkbox
16-01-2012, 02:24 PM
Use the easy file transfer wizard.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928634
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928634)
For mail use windows live mail. Or Outlook, Thunderbird etc.

pctek
16-01-2012, 03:34 PM
Back it up on an external drive, then copy over to the new O/s after. Far better method because for one thing you are also backing up as well. Imagine if the hard drive dies - then what happens to your stuff. Always have copies on at least two separate drives that are not plugged in to the same PC or into any power at all at the same time.

QW.
16-01-2012, 03:58 PM
Can the internet settings also be transferred or do they need to be set up again in Windows 7?

Snorkbox
16-01-2012, 04:09 PM
Have you read my link? It says the Internet settings can be transferred as well.

QW.
16-01-2012, 04:18 PM
Have you read my link? It says the Internet settings can be transferred as well.

I have now. Just read it properly.

How good is Thunderbird over Outlook?

Snorkbox
16-01-2012, 04:20 PM
Personally I use Outlook.

QW.
16-01-2012, 04:22 PM
Personally I use Outlook.

I read somewhere that Outlook doesn't isn't available with Windows 7.

Snorkbox
16-01-2012, 04:23 PM
It isn't. It's part of MS Office in some versions.

QW.
16-01-2012, 04:26 PM
So if I'm not installing Office, do I use Thunderbird?

Snorkbox
16-01-2012, 04:27 PM
Yep. Or windows Live or any other Email client you want.

QW.
16-01-2012, 04:28 PM
What other email clients are there available?

Snorkbox
16-01-2012, 04:38 PM
Try looking here:-

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-email-clients-windows-7/

Speedy Gonzales
16-01-2012, 04:53 PM
You can also use Windows mail from Vista. But first you have to copy the windows mail folder from Vista. ie: If you install Win7 x64, you HAVE to copy the WM x64 folder from Vista x64 before you install Win7 x64 (NOT Vista 32 bit)

Then download a few reg files (so everything works after) you copy / paste the WM folder in Win7

QW.
18-01-2012, 06:43 PM
You can also use Windows mail from Vista. But first you have to copy the windows mail folder from Vista. ie: If you install Win7 x64, you HAVE to copy the WM x64 folder from Vista x64 before you install Win7 x64 (NOT Vista 32 bit)

Then download a few reg files (so everything works after) you copy / paste the WM folder in Win7

Sounds interesting if it can be done however.

Speedy Gonzales
18-01-2012, 06:56 PM
It can be done, I've done it in Winy7. But you need Windows mail x64, or x86 from Vista first. The version that comes with Win7, doesnt work

QW.
18-01-2012, 06:59 PM
I think the PC with Vista is 32bit

Speedy Gonzales
18-01-2012, 07:15 PM
Just as long as Win7 is 32 bit you can copy the windows mail folder from Vista 32 bit (before you format the hdd). But, you cant copy 64 bit to 32 bit. Or vice-versa tho. Is Win7 32 bit as well?