How to transfer my contacts and emails from Outlook Express 6 to 8 of Windows Live Mail?

I'm new to Windows 8 and has been using Outlook Express 6 on Windows XP before that. I need help to transfer the contacts from outlook to Windows Live Mail 8. It would also help if someone can help me with a kind of tutorials or something so I can use Windows 8 in an optimal way. Thank you!

In Outlook Express, compact you files first.
 

Click Outlook Express at the top of the the folder tree so no folders are open. Then: File | Work offline (or double-click on work online in the status bar). File | Folder | Compact all folders. Don't touch anything until the compacting is completed.
 
 
 
 
Transfer of data from Outlook Express and Windows Live Mail:
 

For Messages:
 

Copy the * ENTIRE * OE message store folder to a flash drive. (Folders.dbx must be included). Place it on the desktop or another location on the computer using WLMail.
 

V-2009: open WLMail and: file | Import | Messages | Microsoft Outlook Express 6, and the point where it was saved.
 

V-2011/2012: Menu button. Import Messages. Microsoft Outlook Express 6, and the point where it was saved.
 

Location of OE message store:
 

In OE: Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store folder will reveal the location of your Outlook Express files. Note the location and navigate on it in Explorer Windows or, copy and paste in start | Run.
 

In Windows XP the OE User (DBX and WAB) are by default marked as hidden. To view these files in Windows Explorer, you must enable Show hidden files and folders under start | Control Panel | Folder Options icon | Opinion, or in Windows Explorer. Tools | Folder options | View.
 

Note: If any DBX file is over 300 MB, return to OE and move some messages from the folder related to a new user created folder and compact down the size of the file.
 

For addresses:
 

Open the address book in OE and file | Export | Address book (wab) and save it to the desktop. Copy it to a flash drive. Place it on the desktop or another location on the computer using WLMail.
 

For WLMail 2009: Open list of Contacts in WLMail, (go |) Contacts in the Menu bar) and the file | Import | Address book (wab) Windows and the point where you saved it.
 

WLMail 2011/2012: switch to the contacts window (click on the book icon to the address at the foot of the folders pane, or press Ctrl-3). Click on the import button, select address book (wab) Windows and point on where it was saved.
 

Note: If you use a CD or a DVD instead of a flash drive, after placing on the new machine you must remove the read-only attribute in the properties before you import.
 

For the account settings:
 

In OE: Tools | Accounts, select the account and export it to the desktop. This will be an .iaf file. Copy it to the new desktop computer.
 

For WLMail 2009: Tools | Accounts and import the settings from the location you saved the.
 

For WLMail 2011: The Menu button. Options | E-mail accounts and import the settings from the location you saved the.
 

Windows Live Mail help is in this forum

http://answers.Microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/Forum/LIVEmail?tab=all 
 
 
 

 

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