vivalasvegas - 8:28 am on Mar 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
I usually like to reinstall everything manually - this way I can avoid installing software I no longer need. As for data - I copy it on a DVD or USB drive and again, I only place required data on the new computer.
Outlook or Outlook Express messages are easy to transfer. What you must do is find the folder where Outlook stores all your data. For example, in Outlook Express you go to Tools/Options/Maintenace and click on Store folder. You will see the address where Outlook Express stores all your folders (inbox, sent etc). You can now open this location, copy the data on the USB drive and, on the new computer do the same thing over (find the store folder and place the copied data in it). That's it.
I'm 99.9% sure DW 2004 will work with Vista.