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Wiin 7 Qs?

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I just returned a HP Vista Basic laptop and now got a Acer Win 7 Premium, wow what a difference clapping. :)
Q1, There is no Windows Mail ( old OE) on here, only Windows LIVE Mail, so what is the best to get, I liked OE as there I could save mails for multiple sendings.(ie CV/Job app)
Q2, The Ram on vista was runnng at 40% even when doing nothing, Win 7 is doing the same? Is this normal?
Q3,Is it possible to find out if this machine was upgraded from Vista to Win 7 by manufacturer, tho I asked and was told it was not?
Q4,This laptop has something called Tablet PC Input Panel, I played with it abit, but cannot see the reason for this?? I originally thought this was installed on the wrong type of machine Any help?
Q5,In Vista you have the gadget bar on the screen, but not on Win 7, can this be done by a workaround?

If anyone has found out little tricks or stuff to download please let me know.

Thanks in advance.
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Hello jonesnewton...
  • Outlook Express was discontinued in this release of Windows. Outlook is still available in the Microsoft Office Suites, but no more Express. There are third party applications that do the same job as well or better than OE. I use Mozilla Thunderbird and find it to be a great e-mail client.
  • "Attaching" a significant portion of the RAM is normal...just as it was in Vista. Windows 7 manages the RAM even better than Vista, though.
  • If Windows 7 came preinstalled on the machine, then it's not an upgrade, but a fresh install.
  • Windows 7 includes touch screen support for both touch pads and touch screens. If your machine has a touch pad that is sensitive to "multiple fingers", you can do some pretty wild things with this feature...particularly when viewing images.
  • Windows 7 has the gadget feature, it's just not restricted to the side bar...you can place them anywhere on the desktop that suits your fancy. Right click the desktop and choose "Gadgets".
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