I'm really struggling, to stay on topic and not start posting pictures of my 1951 BMW 500cc, R51/3, in Europe.
By the way, my forum is a "Gentleman's" forum, where we discuss the latest political topics. No girls allowed!
I also work two 'automotive forums' where we discuss our cars. I've done all my own automotive maintenance,
for the past 50+ years, so I have one-up on those young'uns who don't know a crescent wrench from a torque wrench.
Speaking (ON TOPIC) again, finally, of Win-7, it was a real bummer to me, when I first saw it and realized
that Microshaft, in their infinite wisdom, had disabled Windows Mail, that worked SO WELL in Vista.
It took me a while, but I finally found out that the only file that disables it is MSOE.dll.
Just delete that file and replace it with the one from Vista and Windows Mail is back up and running.
There's a few more steps to that, but that's the core of it anyway.
It's such a simple thing, to get an email program that's almost identical to our old-reliable O.E.6,
which is also what most all of my customers are used to using and would like to continue using.
You can't just import the Windows Address Book though. It first has to be exported from XP in the
.csv format, then it can be Imported into "Contacts" (the new Windows Address Book) in Win-7.
Once you know the rules, it's an easy game to play.
But OH for the novice, it would be a nightmare, to even attempt it.
So I would ask Bill Gates, "why does MS feel the need to change things that have worked for many years,
that the paying customers have known and loved?"
They (MS) even found the 'need' (?) to screw around with our old friend "Solitaire". I've been playing that game for two decades now and I spend at least an hour a day playing it. It keeps my 'Hand-Eye' co-ordination as acute as possible. Many of my old customers play it too and love it. Then came win-7 and a reworked SOL that didn't look or play the same. Grrrrrrrr!
Well, I found out, that if I take Sol.exe and cards.dll out of XP and transplant them into the root directory of Win-7, and then make a shortcut to the desktop, I can play the old familiar Sol on Win-7. "I love it, when a plan comes together!".
That also works for Win-8. Eh?
When I'm setting up a new Windows PC for one of my customers, with Win-7 on it, I'm constantly apologizing
for the things I can't control or change.
After much effort, I do wind up with a PC that looks and acts so much like Windows XP that my customer feels
right at home with it. At that point it's more a labor of love, than just a JOB for me.
They don't buy a new PC to get Win-7..... they buy a new PC because their old one gave up the ghost.
Most ask me if I can't just install Windows XP on their new PC. Usually, that's a NO-NO.
After reading this latest ridiculous entry, have you ever heard of Windows Live Essentials?
None of what you have said about mail handlers in Windows 7 makes any sense, @ all!
Trying to run or bring back legacy items & garbage like Outlook Express when none of such crazy efforts are necessary is just nuts. Why is such total lack of understanding or heed to what is said by or from others, taking up space here????
"Rapidly nearing senility" ??? You too?
No wife here! At least I solved that problem. rofl
Since we're supposed to stay on topic, let me say something about Windows 7.
"Yeah, Windows 7 sucks!".
Mr Moderator, how's that for staying on-topic?
"Mr Gorbachev, tear down that wall!" Ronald Reagan
There is a good reason they locked out Windows Mail.....IT SUCKS. I have seen swiss cheese with less holes in it. You complain about the ribbon UI. It's the same as text based menus, just graphical. With the effort of a child, any one can use the ribbon. Hell some of the kids I teach computes to in my neborhood picked it up in less than an hour. None of this is rocket science, and very easy to grasp. Old software is out of date...no updates...makes you a target for nasties running on the web. Though we have told you this in the past, so I guess you will have to learn the hard way. I know for sure I wont be taking file transfers from you though.