Here is my situation; a good friend (who failed to take my advice and back up outlook) has a big problem. She had an HP Notebook (running Vista) that was getting the blue screen of death on occasion and ignored it for weeks. Well, needless to say the Notebook died, (these HPs had / have a history of overheating due to the small size of the cooling fan and their close proximity to the desktop), after troubleshooting, the motherboard is toast but the hard drive is ok.
Here is the hook, I have removed the hard drive and have found that all of the necessary data and files are available. The problem is she was running Office 2003 that came on the system. It is pointless to say there are no disks to load Office 2003 into the new laptop. I am aware that the programs cannot be transferred \ recovered to the new unit for several reasons (operating system differences and hardware differences). My questions are: 1. Will the PST and Archive files from Outlook 2003 work with Outlook 2010, if so, what is involved? 2. If I can locate Office 2003 disks how will I know how far to precede with updates to 2003 so that I will make sure that the PST & Archive files will work?
Thanks in advance, any help and or advice would be greatly appreciated.