Well. Time to bite the bullet gang. I have searched high and low and contacted Dev/s in PC with technet at M$. There will be no methods to disable Skydrive. Once you have a live or hotmail account, you automatically have a Skydrive account. All your photos will be attached and uploaded to the Skydrive account and your email recipients will have choices to view their email in slideshows and individually once it arrives in the in-boxes.
The only way to get a picture into the Windows Live Mail 2011 is to Insert it. Click "Insert" on the Menu-bar, choose your image and that's, that's. I am the first to buck at major changes when simplicity becomes "sophisticated" which is suppose to be "progress".
Having said that. I will study all the features and upgrades to Windows Live Mail 2011 because I have a client base who will start pulling their hair out when they get the upgrade and find that they cannot restore (for whatever reason) or use a backup of the HDD to get back to WLM 2009/10.
Most of us were horrified with Vista, the UAC caused many people to bring their computers back to the store because it was not made public how to disable it until it was too late. Not to mention all the other glitches until SP1 and 2 were released. I eventually liked Vista and it brought me into a realm of troubleshooting that prepared me for Windows 7. Windows 7 is a piece of cake and now we who choose to use Windows Live Mail will have to get use to it's features or move onto another email client. Personally, I will stick with the M$ products for one major reason. I have my remote support service that I run from home and I "must stay on top" of new M$ Windows and other downloads from M$.
I bock and I bark and in the end.......I accept the technological advances. After all, 90% of the world uses Windows and I need to help my tiny percent of them every day.
So be it!