I have a couple of quick questions, the answers to which may not be so quick...
#1# Outlook Express and Thunderbird on Windows XP Home?
Can I use either (or both) to read an archived *.pst file from my old WinNT system?
Details: I have an external .pst file I created to archive all my old email from my previous job which contains a ton of email with attached documents that I would like to retrieve. It's been sitting untouched on my Solaris server for a few years. Now that I have a WinTel box, or access to Windows again, can I just open up Outlook Express (or maybe the windows version of Thunderbird) and open or import all that archived mail into accessible folders and messages? If so, great, if NOT, anyone have a suggestion on how to unarchive all that email without an Exchange server? Is there a free version of Outlook for use on XP Home? All I can see is Outlook Express on my Dell Mini 9.
#2# To save my current installation files, I simply did: open disk, show hidden files, select all, copy to a blank FAT32 formatted mounted partition on an external USB drive. Is there a way to make that partition bootable without having to do a full re-install of Windows?
If so, can someone explain? I also intend to make a TrueImage backup, but that will be to another device, for recovery if and when needed. In the meantime, I was thinking that I might want to take that external USB drive and make it a triple-boot select device; MBR :: P#1 FAT32(16GB) Windows XP; P#2 HFS+J(54GB) MacOS/X; P#3 FAT32(16GB) Ubuntu Netbook Remix
Right now, I think I have the copy just mentioned in the P1, and did an install of Ubuntu from a USB stick into P3, and plan to build a copy of MacOS/X in the middle partition, then use the DUal-Boot method mentioned elsewhere to fixup P1 so the DellEFI software is in the right places, but want to know if I really need to do a full reinstall of Windows first before I attempt that.
Any comments and assistance on any of this will be appreciated. I don't know enough about Windows disk imaging to know if I can do anything using TrueImage to copy my NTFS partition now on the SSD
and restore it into the #1 FAT32 partition on the external USB drive. My gut feeling is "NO" which is why I did the select-all copy mentioned above.
#3# What is the MINIMUM size needed for an XP Home install? 6GB, 8GB? Can it be done in 4GB on a thumb drive?