A client currently has MS Outllok 2000 installed on their computer and recently bought MS Office XP. She wants to install but is afraid that if she does install Outlook she wil lloose all her configuration settings as well as email folder setup and emails..
I was not sure if it would overright everything or not.. Can anyone here advise or shoot me off to another forum where someone could answer??
Consider this, Office 2000, for those that have used it for a long time is a very personal thing to them. They store a ton of stuff within the databases, getting secure with it, knowing it's going to be there.
Enter Office XP
It first will ask you to gain an outside connection to Microsoft, this alone is enough to wierd most people out since they want to know what thier software they have purchased is doing. The added element of the software needing to be connected for a special purpose is chilling to say the least (Sounds like I am sensationalizing, but it's internal for the user).
Next, the "New Features", smart tags, the way the software moves around on you becomes cumbersome (I like my settings to stay where they are, not move around, or ask me if I want them to change). Now, when you get past these things, and think to youself, welp I have it on the system, might as well try it out for the long haul, you start running into wierd problems, like corrupted databases, being locked out of a password protected PSD having to then seek out a crack to get into your PST to only find that now after finding it's password a window will popup saying your PST has been damaged and it is recommended you run the inbox repair tool (Not available with Office XP), you must go to microsoft's site to find this magical tool which was a bit degraded from the upgrade from 97 to 2000. Finding it and running it you learn that the tool is somewhat stupid, and it breaks all your folders and creates nice little 0001 0002 0003 0004 recovered folders and files with no orginaization, nor any real method to it's madness you find yourself removing the software, importing your backup PSTs, and damning Microsoft to unholy burning hell hoping to find Bill Gates in a dark alley with a blind fold and you just happen to have a whip, a ball and chain, a small sledgehammer.... errrp, I digress.