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Windows 7: THE FIX for Windows mail after the SP1 Update

27 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 64Bit Professonal
 
 
THE FIX for Windows mail after the SP1 Update

Before Installing the SP1 Windows Download Make a restore Point Just incase.
Go to your C-Drive and go to the Program folder which in put the Windows Mail folder which you got from your old vista OS. Copy and save it to a thumb drive and also you can save it to your desktop. After that DELETE it from your programs folder. If it won't let you delete it, you must take OWNER SHIP of the file, I will put the Reg file on here so you can downlaod it. Go ahead and download and install the SP1 from MS. After install you will get a pop up saying Windows mail MSOE.DLL is missing, just click ok. Go Back into the program folder, you will see that SP1 put a new windows mail folder in there, DELETE IT. Then paste your old windows mail back in there, The one from VISTA . Your mail should work again just like before.

If this worked for you please reply, If you need the windows mail file folder let me know and if you need 32 or 64 Bit

If you install SP1 already you should have a restore point from MS they put in, and also if you have a copy of the Windows mail folder from Vista remove the one SP1 put in there and replace it with the Vista one. See if that works before restoring.


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01 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64 & Mac OS X 10.7
 
 

Just for reference, Windows Live Mail is the supported alternative to Windows Mail that is regularly updated and has a similar feature set and layout to Windows Mail. Windows Live Essentials 2011 - Download free Microsoft programs
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01 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 64Bit Professonal
 
 

If you like and trust a web base email account, I like the old windows mail better.
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24 Apr 2011   #4

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Will I lose all my messages?

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bob

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kepster View Post
Before Installing the SP1 Windows Download Make a restore Point Just incase.
Go to your C-Drive and go to the Program folder which in put the Windows Mail folder which you got from your old vista OS. Copy and save it to a thumb drive and also you can save it to your desktop. After that DELETE it from your programs folder. If it won't let you delete it, you must take OWNER SHIP of the file, I will put the Reg file on here so you can downlaod it. Go ahead and download and install the SP1 from MS. After install you will get a pop up saying Windows mail MSOE.DLL is missing, just click ok. Go Back into the program folder, you will see that SP1 put a new windows mail folder in there, DELETE IT. Then paste your old windows mail back in there, The one from VISTA . Your mail should work again just like before.

If this worked for you please reply, If you need the windows mail file folder let me know and if you need 32 or 64 Bit

If you install SP1 already you should have a restore point from MS they put in, and also if you have a copy of the Windows mail folder from Vista remove the one SP1 put in there and replace it with the Vista one. See if that works before restoring.
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24 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 64Bit Professonal
 
 

Nope, after you put the folder back in your program folder, and open your mail, it will be the same as you left it. And if you are thinking about installing Internet explorer 9, think twice, IE9 will change your windows mail even if you take out the folder. You will lose the paperclip to save pictures or any other attachment.
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25 Apr 2011   #6

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kepster View Post
If you like and trust a web base email account, I like the old windows mail better.
Yes that's the whole point of this thread. When I first lost Windows Mail and had to use that Live Mail I absolutely hated it.. I think I searched for weeks or even longer before finding this Forum and the fix. I hope I never lose my Windows Mail again. That was an awful experience. I tried Thunderbird and various others but when you've had basically the same mail program i.e. Outlook Express/Winmail for so many years it can be very frustrating to lose your old friend.
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25 Apr 2011   #7

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8 (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kepster View Post
If you like and trust a web base email account, I like the old windows mail better.
What's not to trust? I've been using web-based email since 1998 and would never go back.
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25 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 64Bit Professonal
 
 

Me and alot of others like the old Windows mail, its private and just better.
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26 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kepster View Post
If you like and trust a web base email account, I like the old windows mail better.
Actually, WLM is not "web based email". WLM is an email program just like Windows Mail or Outlook Express. Many email service providers provide access via your browser and also via an email program. It's up to you which method of access you use. If you choose to use WLM by optionally "signing in", your contacts and calendar will be duplicated at the live.com website however the email accounts will exist no differently than they do in Windows Mail. That said, I also prefer the simplicity of Windows Mail but I just find it safer to use WLM on Windows 7. To avoid some of the additional bugs and quirks in WLM 2011 I'm still using WLM 2009 but expect to switch to the 2011 version (with the ribbon) eventually.
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