Process of upgrading from Microsoft® Outlook Express to Microsoft® Outlook 2010
Do you want to know the process of upgrading from Microsoft Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook 2010?
While you are upgrading from Microsoft Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook 2010, you may be faced with compatibility issues. The operating system on your computer may not be the latest version. This may give you compatibility issues, as the oldest version of the operating system will not work well with Microsoft Outlook 2010. Also, you need to consider software compatibility. The software components on your computer also may be compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2010. If not, you may face many problems while upgrading to Microsoft Outlook 2010 from Microsoft Outlook Express. In addition to this, the computer has to be installed with minimum system requirements. Your computer has to be installed with a 500MHz or a faster processor. For working with Microsoft Outlook 2010, your system needs 256MB of RAM, but 512MB is recommended.
Given below are the details about upgrading from Microsoft Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook 2010:
- Importing account settings
- Importing messages and address books
- Make Microsoft Outlook 2010 the default mail client
Importing account settings
First of all launch Microsoft Outlook 2007. Then press the 'File' menu and choose 'Import and Export' for launching 'Import Wizard'. Then press 'Import Internet mail Account Settings' and then 'Next'. After that click 'Microsoft Outlook Express' and choose 'Next'. Then you need to confirm that the name displayed in the dialog box is the required one and then choose 'Next'. Then verify the e-mail address and then press 'Next'. You need to confirm that the mail servers listed are accurate and press 'Next'. Next choose your Internet connection and then select 'Next'. As prompted, press 'Finish' for importing your account settings.
Importing messages and address books
First of all, select 'File' in Microsoft Outlook 2010 mail application. Then press 'Import and Export' option and choose 'Import Internet Mail and Addresses'. After that, press 'Next' button and click the 'Microsoft Outlook Express' option you are importing from. Next, click to check the boxes beside the boxes for importing your e-mail and your address books and press 'Next' button. You need to choose the 'Contacts' folder as the target for the import. Then pick the option you prefer to handle the duplicates during the import and press 'Finish' for importing your information.
First of all hit 'Tools' in the Microsoft Outlook menu bar and choose 'Options' in the Tools menu. Then press the tab labeled 'Other' and pick the option to make Microsoft Outlook 2010 the default mail application. Then press 'Ok' to assign Microsoft Outlook 2010 as your default mail application. This will end Microsoft Outlook Express from launching every time you open an e-mail link. As you click an active e-mail link, Microsoft Outlook launches with the imported accounts.
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