If you are searching around in Windows 7 RC to find a mail client or photo editing application – it’s not there. Not by default anyway. To get these applications, click Start, then type ‘essentials’ and then click the first link – ‘go online to get windows live essentials’. Alternatively, just open Internet Explorer and paste ‘http://download.live.com/wlmail‘ into the browser.

Then just click download and pick one or all of the applications to download and install. Voila!

NOTE: If you’ve been using Windows XP and Outlook Express and your struggling to find out how to import mail into Windows 7 because you can’t find the option on the interface, you need to click the ‘show menu bar’ option by clicking here:

click this and choose 'show menu bar'
click the middle icon and choose 'show menu bar'