My version shows Inbox, sent, trash, deleted, etc. all on the left side of the screen so it is easy to click on them. Do you have to go to Home to see these?
I can see all folders in the left side in WLM 2012 - see screen print below.
I don't use hotmail in WLM, I only have a Gmail account in WLM.
What is the website to install 2012 (just the e-mail)?
Download Windows Live Essentials including WLM
2012 at Windows Essentials - Download Windows Live Essentials
When you run the downloaded install program you need to pay attention and choose what you want to install and/or update
If I do that and do not like it can I revert back to 2009?
I'm not sure as I've never re-installed 2009 over 2012.
I ALWAYS create a System Backup Image before making changes like this if i have any doubt.
That way I can recover and restore if needed, no matter what the program does...
Do I need to uninstall 2009 first?
I don't think so, you should be able to install 2012 right over 2009.
If I did I would lose all my messages and contacts. That would not be good.
I agree with your concern, that's why a backup/restore strategy is needed!
I've never reverted back to an old version like you are asking about.
Best to wait for someone that has done this for an experienced answer. You should be able to recover and restore all data and programs if you have a valid backup/restore strategy!
Here's a pic of WLM 2012 showing folders in the left margin with the ribbon displayed.
Hope this helps,