Operating system upgrades are not an easy task. You have to worry about the data from the older version of the application. The new version of the application must understand the data that’s coming from the older version of the application. If you have been using Windows Outlook Express and are thinking about moving to Windows Vista’s Windows Mail on your PC– do not worry about your messages. You can easily import your messages from Windows Outlook Express to Windows Mail. And not just your messages, you can also import your contacts from Windows Outlook Express to Windows Mail on your computer. So you don’t have to worry about the application upgrade if you know how to import your data from Windows Outlook Express to Windows Mail.

Do you know how you import your messages from Windows Outlook Express to Windows Mail on your Windows XP computer?

Here’s how you can do that in a few simple steps:

1. Click on the “Start” and then go to the “Control Panel”
2. Click “Appearance and Themes”
3. Click “Folder Options”
4. Click the “View” tab
5. Click on “Show hidden files and folders” under Hidden files and folders and then click “OK”
6. Locate the folder named Outlook Express.
7. In Windows XP, this folder is located by default at: “C:Documents and Settingsyour user nameLocal SettingsApplication DataIdentities{your Windows user identity number}MicrosoftOutlook Express”
8. Copy the “Outlook Express” folder and all its contents to the folder on the computer running Windows Vista

The process is continued in part II.