I understand less and less

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by jofoster, Oct 25, 2009.

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    jofoster Guest

    After 26 years of computer use, trying to understand Vista is driving me
    crazy. Where can I find a basic explanation of how it :cry:works? I once
    stumbled upon something but cannot find it now. For example, while I'm
    download something, a little box appears showing progress, and a brief
    glimpse of previous ones, then disappears. There is a place called
    downloads with a random few listed, from which i can copy items to other
    locations. But where are all the rest?
    Most of the information I need is in my emails (Outlook 2003, personal
    folders). I would prefer it to be in my documents - a totally separate
    realm - so that I can work on it. How can I move it over?
    I keep accidentally discovering useful little tricks, such as in
    (Outlook 2003) contacts, clicking on a contact's "activity" tab reveals
    every email sent to or received from that person, though incredibly
    slowly. Is there some user guide or instruction manual which would
    explain such features. I want to simplify my life, not complicate it. I
    bought a book called Vista for Seniors but nothing in it was relevant to
    me. Although Outlook 2003 seems to work with Vista, it is not mentioned.
    I want to be able to work offline, so I keep my emails inside my laptop
    rather than in some remote google server. So why would I go over to
    Windows 7 which is being promoted as catering to people who prefer to
    work with remote servers?
    Any suggestions? I need to join a non-geek local vista mutual support
    and counselling group!
    jofoster, Oct 25, 2009
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