Windows 7

There are so many really good sites for Windows 7. This section on Martha's web is not going to try to compete with those sites.

What will be listed here now and in the future will be a combination of tips and options that I feel will benefit my readers (and myself!)

These may consist of mostly links to sites that describe in detail the tips for Windows 7.

If you are now using Windows 7 and you made the jump from Windows XP to Windows 7, you should know there is a learning curve.  Things are not located in the same places.  Take the time to learn where everything is located.

One of the big changes in Windows 7 is there is no email program. This means you will need to download and install an email program if you want to save your email to your computer. More about this on Microsoft's site.

There are a number of choices available for free and paid email programs.  If you are used to Outlook Express, you can download Windows Live Mail free from Microsoft. This email program is not the same as Outlook Express, but is supposedly the closest thing.  I personally don't like Windows Live Mail. I decided to try some other programs to see which ones work well with Windows 7.

If you haven't upgraded to Windows 7 yet and are planning to do so, be sure to backup your current email messages and address book before the upgrade.

Will your computer run Windows 7? Check to see by using the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

See backing up email if you are unsure of how to make your backup or back up Outlook Express if you are using OE.

See Importing your e‑mail messages, contacts, and calendar into Windows Live Mail

Backup Windows Mail messages and contacts in Vista from the how-to-geek.

How to Backup Windows Live Mail Accounts, Contacts and Messages

If you have Windows 7 installed and are unhappy because some of your old software doesn't work, maybe you can still get it going by using the steps on How to Run Old Versions Of Software in Windows 7 Using Program Compatibility Mode.