Outlook 2000 won't work for me on Win7

Hello.   I know this is an old issue. and I have read the knowledge base entries on it.   I have recently bought a laptop with Windows 7 on it. Most of my old programs from the old XP machine have installed OK, including Office 2000, which I use for Word and Excel.

I also use the Outlook part for Calendar and diary, and Contacts, but not for Emailing.  I use Thunderbird for that.

But the Outlook won't save anything, producing the old WAB.DLL is missing error.

Is it just too old ?   I think I'm happy to download a free prog called EssentialPIM, which looks quite good.  

But I just thought I'd ask if anyone had any updated info on this problem, before finally pulling the plug on Outlook.   I did try the MS Support site, but ended up on what I thought was a Chat line, but was an Automated System, which was the worst experience I have ever come across in my life.   And I've had a few !

Any help or comments on the above [ not the MS bit !] would be much appreciated.  

I just know that if I didn't ask, I'd go through all the changes, and then someone would say "Oh, you should have done...so and so "

So I'm asking.

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Dan CraciunConnect With a Mentor IT ConsultantCommented:
I have no idea how many points you get in the trial.
For premium memberships you have unlimited points, so you can ask any number of questions and leave them all at 500 points.

BTW, the points are not auto-assigned. You have to click on "Accept solution".

Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Since you already use Thunderbird, why not use Lightning for calendar/appointments/alerts?


sala-marieAuthor Commented:
Hi Dan

Mainly because I don't know anything about it.    Which isn't much of a reason, as I don't really know anything about the other ones either !

Is it a good Add-on  to Thunderbird ?
Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Yes, it's basically the same thing as the calendar in Outlook. Very easy to use. And you can use it to sync with Google Calendar or any other web calendar.

I only use Outlook if I connect to an Exchange server. If not, Thunderbird with Lightning works just as well.

sala-marieAuthor Commented:
Yes, you're right.   It does sound good.  

I've been using Thunderbird for several years now, and find it excellent.  

So I think I'll give the Lightning a try !

I'm only on a month's trial at the moment with E-E, so don't really know how the points thing works !

I put 50 at the start, but don't really know what that means !!   So you may have been awarded 50 of my non-existent points !!    I'm not sure.  Sorry.

But thanks for the advice.   I did just now have a look on-line, and it looks good.
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