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Old October 25, 2009, 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted by rjbarker View Post
So, I'm now running W7 HP on my Intel 80GB G2 Drive....I did notice that the Rig Boots into Windows "really fast" now....very nice. A few "bugs" and annoyances of run into with W7:

1. No included Email Program....that really chaps my hide as I assumed that it would come with Windows Mail (as did Vista) I formatted and re-installed I saved my emails along with my contacts only to find no Program to "export" the data to...damn it!!!
Other than going out and purchasing Outlook to go along with my daughters Office Home and student...any recommendations for a "cheaper" standalone email program that is easy to set-up (with a wizard)???
I really cannot believe MS didn't include this!!

2. My 3 yr old Brother MFC 5440CN Printer does work..installed "bare-bones" driver via "add new printer" feature and "search" for Drivers, but no Control Center features for scanning etc.

Thanks guys.....
If you're using a legit version of the OS you can dl/install windows live mail which (in spite of sounding like it's some form of webmail) is Microsoft's replacement for OE/Windows Mail and operates as a stand alone pop client.

Setup is damn near flawless. It's even got the major ISP pop/smtp servers in a database somewhere so you don't even have to enter in that info.

That said.... do you really need a stand-alone pop client? Webmail clients have come a long way, and the majority of them (like gmail) have the option to act as a pop client for third party emails.
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