Move Outlook 2007 Data to Outlook Express

I have an old laptop where I am using Outlook 2007.  I just purchased a new laptop with Windows 7 using Outlook Express.  I don't plan on purchasing and installing Outlook 2007 on the new laptop.  So I need a way to transfer my contacts and emails from Outlook on my old computer to Outlook Express on the new computer. Can this be done and how?
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Berkson WeinTech FreelancerCommented:
First you'll need to copy the PST files from the old computer to the new one.  This can be accomplished via a network or using a USB drive.  The files are usually in C:\Documents and Settings\ << your user name >>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook  
You should be able to open Outlook Express and then use the File/Import command to import the data from your PST.

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Berkson WeinTech FreelancerCommented:
Oh, and if you don't see the pst files there, right click on the mailbox within outlook on the old computer to find the location.  Right click, properties, advanced button will show the file location.
Hope this helps.
Address Magic Personal would do the trick.

I have used this product for other conversions.
Hello Joe

> "I just purchased a new laptop with Windows 7 using Outlook Express" < ?

As far as I am aware, although I have not used Windows 7, the last version of Outlook Express 6.x was installed by Internet Explorer 6.x in Windows XP.  Subsequent updates of Internet Explorer 7 will no doubt have updated some of the Outlook Express/Internet Explorer shared components to a higher build version, BUT I am pretty sure that you CANNOT install Internet Explorer 6.x to a Windows 7 computer to get Outlook Express on it, even in some kind of compatibility mode.

Outlook Express never came as a separately downloadable and installable application.

Of course, it is possible to install "Virtual PC" to the Windows 7 computer and then install Windows XP to that, which would install Outlook Express.  Perhaps you have, but I cannot see that this is a particularly good workaround for the fact that Windows 7 does not come with a built-in email client like Windows Vista's "Windows Mail".

There is some kind of hack that I read about, where Windows 7 users can make use of the broken and redundant "Windows Mail" feature (\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe) carried forward to it from Vista.  Apparently by replacing "msoe.dll" in that same folder with the Vista 32-bit or 64-bit Vista version it works after the user takes ownership of the new file.  Whether it works or not I couldn't say, but I wouldn't even recommend that.

Are you sure that you aren't referring to "Windows Live Mail"?

It is similar in use and user interface to Outlook Express, because it was intended to allow easy transition for XP Outlook Express users, but in operation the programs are quite different underneath the skin.  Windows Mail (Vista), Windows Live Mail (separately installable), and Outlook Express can all open *.EML files, but Outlook Express IS NOT the same as the other two.

Perhaps you can clarify this ambiguity.
JoeBoydAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your help.  This is a tricky one to grade, you both helped to some degree even though it took a couple different sources for me to get the entire answer to move Outlook 2007 to "Outlook Express" on a Windows 7 PC.  Although they may be more than one way to do this here, here's what I finally had to do.
1.) on the PC with the Outolook j2007 date I first had to import the messages in the PST file from Outlook 2007 into Oulook Express 6, which made individual DBX files.  
2.) Then I xferred all these DBX folders to the Windows 7 PC which used Windows Live Mail (no more OE on win 7) and imported them using the import feature of Live Mail (actuall import function for DBX filesJ).
3.) Then back to the old PC.  Exported the contacts (Addresses) to a CSV comma delimited file
4.) Transferred the CSV file to the Win 7 PC and then using the import function of the Contacts feature of Live Mail, imported all the contacts into LIve Mail.
It worked!  NOte the DBX files end up in a folder called "imported folders"
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