How to get/install an e-Mail Service for Windows 7?

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Old 12-14-10, 10:35 AM
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How to get/install an e-Mail Service for Windows 7?

Hi:
I purchased a brand new PC/HP with Windows 7, and

When I clicked on icon of 'Mail' tool-bars of Windows 7, it says,
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"Could not support this operation because the default
mail client is not properly installed."
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I want 'Outlook Express.' .... How to get/install Outlook Express on Windows 7?

Thanks for your help in advance.
 
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Old 12-14-10, 11:03 AM
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I would guess Outlook Express is a part of the Microsoft package. You may have to go to the microsoft.com site and install it from the beginning including any drivers necessary. Quite odd that it isn't configured already, since it is Microsoft's default mail thingy.
 
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Old 12-14-10, 11:08 AM
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Windows Live replaces a lot of apps. After using XP for ten years, Win7 takes some getting used to. It's been a bit frustrating because my old friendly programs are no longer there, or they are named something different.

Pine Cone, if you have Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate you can download and run Virtual Machine XP Mode on Win7. Outlook Express will run in XP mode.

However, I suggest you do what I did: Bite the bullet and work with Win7. It's very good once you get used to it.

Some of the downloads are huge, so be advised that it will take some time to install them (from the links that Shadeladie posted above).
 
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Windows Live bites, IMO

However, I think 7 overall is a lot better than XP, so I put up with it
 
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