How to Install Outlook Express on Windows Vista and to move the taskbar to the top of the screen

Windows Vista Help, Outlook Express

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How to Install Outlook Express on Windows Vista

Despite being criticized for its shortcomings, Windows Vista continues to be a fairly sought after OS of the times, owing to its highly impressive GUI. The ‘exploding icons’ and ‘desktop gadgets’ were indeed innovations in every sense of the word, and have been followed suit in Windows 7 as well.

One reason why Vista is being criticized a lot is that, it offers meager levels of compatibility with a wide range of apps and programs. However, as the Windows Vista help team says, Outlook Express gets along well with Windows platforms, and Vista is not likely to pose much of an issue. In this post, we give you a comprehensive account on how to install Outlook Express on your Windows Vista PC.

Installing Outlook Express on Windows Vista

Owing to the technological advances brought about in Windows Vista, configuring older programs in it could be a tedious affair. Nevertheless, with the right instructions, the process would be a cakewalk for you. Let’s see how.

The Procedure

According to the Windows Vista help team, the following steps are in order for installing Outlook Express on your Windows Vista PC:

  1. Commence the procedure by double clicking on the icon that reads “Microsoft Outlook” on your desktop. In case you don’t find this icon, navigate to the “Start” menu at the bottom left corner of your desktop.
  2. In the Start menu, type “Outlook” in the Search box and hit “Enter”, whereby you would obtain results pertaining to the “Communications” portal on your hard drive. In the resultant options, you would see “Windows Mail”, which is the technical name for your Microsoft Outlook Express application on Windows Vista.
  3. As the Windows Vista help team says, you may now click on the “Windows Mail” icon, whereby the Windows Mail Outlook Express application portal shall automatically open. Choose the “File” menu at the top of the navigation bar and select “New”. Scroll to the right and choose “New Message” to open a new window that displays a blank email template.
  4. Now choose “Tools” and select “Options”.
  5. Click on the “Email” tab, whereby you would be presented with a blank data form for your stationery information. Fill in your stationery emailing information.

Well, that’s it! You’ve successfully installed Outlook Express on your Windows Vista PC.

For any further assistance, do get in touch with Windows Vista help.


Windows Vista help to move the taskbar to the top of the screen

Technology should be something that soothes your requirements efficiently and live up to your penchant and preference. When you use a computer, if you are the owner of it, you should be able to tweak its looks the way you wish. After all it’s your computer, and it’s up to you to decide what is convenient for you and what is not. Windows Vista provides you the option to customize it in many ways.

For instance, if you are not happy with the home screen looks, you can opt for some cool themes, play around with your taskbar-moving it up or down, to give it a different and unique style. I’m sure that out of total number Windows OS users, half of them will have the taskbar placed at the bottom of the screen. Breathe in a different life to the way your screen looks, relocate the taskbar to anywhere on the screen, I mean, at any side. The Windows Vista help team says, you can do it in a jiffy. Here’s how!

Windows Vista help instructions to move taskbar to the top of the screen

  • In the taskbar, right-click over a blank space to find out whether the taskbar is locked. Before you can move the taskbar, it should be unlocked, if it is in the locked state.

    Windows Vista help, Taskbar position

    Taskbar has been moved

  • On the menu that pops up, look to the “Lock the taskbar” option. If “Lock the taskbar” is checked, it means that the taskbar is locked. And the taskbar is already unlocked if there is no check beside “Lock the taskbar”.
  • If the taskbar is locked, click the “Lock the taskbar” and the check will disappear; the taskbar will be unlocked.
  • On the taskbar, click on an empty space and drag your taskbar up from its current location. Drag it to the extreme top of your screen and then release the mouse button. This will take your taskbar from the old bottom position to the top position of the screen. Anytime you wish to revert back the position of the taskbar, you can do so in the same manner.

So that’s how the Windows Vista help team instructs to change the position of taskbar. Ciao!




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