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Windows 7: SP1 forces WinMail re-hack

28 Feb 2011   #1

 
 
SP1 forces WinMail re-hack

For those who were using Vista Winmail in win 7 and find it 'broken' following the installation of the SP1 update (likely due to the inclusion of update KB978542), you can easily restore it by copying the Vista Winmail folder (if you still have it) back to the Program files directory.

I would expect the method in the tutorial here to work as well, although I haven't verified it.

Just a heads up .

James

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28 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

Or...you can just move on to something else because sooner or later it will no longer work at all.
I'm just saying.
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28 Feb 2011   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Or...you can just move on to something else because sooner or later it will no longer work at all.
I'm just saying.
Point well taken, and considered. I'll likely move on to Thunderbird eventually. I'm OK, however, with delaying the inevitable .

James
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28 Feb 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yep, that's the nature of the beast to have to eventually move on to newer technology and such.

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28 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't understand the resistance to Windows Live Mail. Not only does it work very well, but it actually gives you Exchange like functionality for free, to sync e-mail, contacts, and calendars across several computers.
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28 Feb 2011   #6
Woz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Steve Ballmer Signature (jealous???)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I don't understand the resistance to Windows Live Mail. Not only does it work very well, but it actually gives you Exchange like functionality for free, to sync e-mail, contacts, and calendars across several computers.
+1 on the Windows Live Mail suggestion. Being able to share calendars is indeed very nice.
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28 Feb 2011   #7

 
 

Thanks for the suggestions.... WLM just doesn't suit me at the moment. Fortunately, I can still hang on to WM for the time being, as can others of my primitive preference (I know you're out there...).

James
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28 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That's what I mean, and I'm asking out of curiosity, not disagreement. What about WLM doesn't suit you? I can see if a person used one and only one computer, then my biggest reason to use WLM goes somewhat out the window.
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28 Feb 2011   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
That's what I mean, and I'm asking out of curiosity, not disagreement. What about WLM doesn't suit you? I can see if a person used one and only one computer, then my biggest reason to use WLM goes somewhat out the window.
No offense taken, Deacon. I use one machine for email and have no need to sync with any of my other machines. That may change in the future, at which time I may try WLM again, but it would have to be much improved from when I previously tried it. Admittedly, that was quite some time back, at which time, what most were calling bugs, MS was calling 'by design'. I also didn't care much for the 'washed out' interface.

James
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28 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have only been using the 2011 version, and it doesn't have any bugs or quirks. I don't see anything I'd call "washed out". I can't speak for previous versions of WLM, but I did use Windows Mail all through my Vista time, and WLM 2011 never made me miss the older app.
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