I'm pretty certain you can copy the .pst files to disc and then transfer them into your Outlook on your laptop, but if you are not careful you may find that the information gets doubled up, because I don't think there is a way simply to update. I think it's all or nothing. However wait for another reply someone may have a better knowledge about it than me. I only use the system to back up Outlook to a disc.Yes you can run both Outlook & Outlook Express on the same machine, but each time it will ask which you want as default. I have both, but rarely use OE.