You can begin by not typing in caps , it means you are shouting by doing that and that's rude we are here to help and not to get yelled at.
In Windows 7 there is an easy transfer option in the start menu and in the aaccessories folder,
I agree I've put thunder bird on a couple of computers and its great. Export your outlook info into file and put it on t a USB drive and copy it on. Then run the import on Thunderbird and you get you inbox and contacts.