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Windows 7: Make default mail

10 Aug 2010   #1
ScottR02919

Windows 7
 
 
Make default mail

I keep opening Windows Mail and it prompts me if I want it to be my default mail. I respond 'yes' all the time but it keeps asking. I went into default programs and Windows Mail is not there so I can't select it. I am running Windows 7. Help


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10 Aug 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

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10 Aug 2010   #3
ScottR02919

Windows 7
 
 

I did that. Then exited out, went back in and was asked again if I want to make it my default. It is as if Windows Live Mail has control over everything, it's mad I tell ya, just mad !!!
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10 Aug 2010   #4
ScottR02919

Windows 7
 
 

I went to run and typed winmail /reg and Windows could not find Windows Mail?
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10 Aug 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Windows Mail is no more- it has been replaced by Windows Live Mail in Windows 7, a component of Windows Live Essentials.

How long has this problem been going on? Might a system restore help?

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10 Aug 2010   #6
ScottR02919

Windows 7
 
 

I know it was replaced, but I finally got it working along with Calendar. The last hurdle is to keep it as default. It is as if Windows refuses to recognize the program. I have it in /Programs and /Programs (86). I took ownership over both folders, that didn't do anything.
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10 Aug 2010   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Wait, you're not using Windows Live Mail, but rather the old Windows Mail?
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10 Aug 2010   #8
ScottR02919

Windows 7
 
 

No, this is Windows Mail, and yes it is working with Windows 7 except it won't remain my default program. There must be something I can do in the registry? Windows 7 is running Winows Mail on here so there has to be a way to get it to recognize the program and make it default. It's taken a week to get this far - to get Windows Mail working. I prefer it because it comes with the calendar that actually has reminders.
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10 Aug 2010   #9
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Have you gone through all the steps in the Tutorial very carefully:
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