windows essentials download changed live mail. now it has black panels
i was using windows live mail on an hp pavilion dv8 laptop running windows 7 home premium 64bit.
i wanted windows movie maker so i downloaded windows essentials and opted to just download movie maker but it changed windows live mail also. now live mail has a different look (uncustomizable and unnecessarily big ribbons) but the real problem is live mail occassionally crashes (some panels turn black). how can i go back to my old version of windows live mail and still keep windows movie maker?
also need to ensure i dont lose any of my live mail emails, contacts, folders, settings, etc.
thanks for any advice,