From: Windows7Guy on

'DL[_3_ Wrote:
> ;3648934']Was there a preinstalled Trial of Office, that you failed to
> uninstall
> first?
> What happens when you use the Mail applet to configure your mail account
> &
> add a data file?
> "Vosk" Vosk(a) wrote in message
> news:166BED73-E4B0-4680-9124-C75DB9F730A3(a)
> I have a new computer with Windows 7 pre-installed. Can't get Office
> 2003
> Small Business but specifically Outlook 2003, to work. When I try to
> open
> I
> get the following error message :
> Unable to open your default e-mail folder. Outlook could not start
> because
> a
> data file to send and receive mail could not be found. To add a data
> file,
> such as a personal folder file, douible click the mail icon in windows
> control panel.
> I've tried to do taht withour any success at all so any suggestions
> very
> welcome!!!
> Many thanks
> --
> Vosk -

Hello DL[_3_],

It should work, you just need to search for your "pst" file. Search for
"*.pst" without the quotes. Then install it in control panel under

Have you checked compatibility?
Just an FYI for you.

It is always best to check with the software manufacturer FIRST. They
will tell you if they have tested the product and the version, as well
as whether or not it will work with Windows 7.
Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out
about hardware and software compatibility.)
There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and

There are also some great articles, instructional videos and such to
help with your Windows 7 at our Springboard site:

In any event a lot of the times, Vista drivers will work in lieu of
Windows 7 drivers, however, it's not 100%!

As stated previously, it's best to have the Windows 7 certified drivers

Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here . It
is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support
teams. You may want to check the threads available there for additional
assitance and support.

Thanks again,
John M.
Microsoft Windows Client Support