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29 Nov 2008   #31

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MegaFixer View Post
So, now you can run Windows mail from Windows 7 on Vista, right?

no i run them separately
i run Windows 7 mail using a separate storage folder
and vista has its own folder and both folders are on my 1.5 gig active boot partition
so if one of my op systems go south i just reinstall and point to that folder

cheers brad

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29 Nov 2008   #32
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Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Right on, chinga. Heres mine on my spare disk.


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29 Nov 2008   #33

Microsoft Windows 6.1 (Build 6801)
 
 

Can someone test if Windows 7's Windows Mail is working in Vista/XP?
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29 Nov 2008   #34

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MegaFixer View Post
Can someone test if Windows 7's Windows Mail is working in Vista/XP?
what do you mean ?

can the win mail exe be copied to vista xp and run from there ?
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29 Nov 2008   #35

Microsoft Windows 6.1 (Build 6801)
 
 

just tried it myself. it doesn't work( the "ocinstallshowoe.exe" runs vista's windows mail, not Windows 7's, and without this patch the Windows 7's winmail doesn't want to start as it thinks it is "disabled" or something like that..

anyway, thanx)
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29 Nov 2008   #36

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MegaFixer View Post
just tried it myself. it doesn't work( the "ocinstallshowoe.exe" runs vista's windows mail, not Windows 7's, and without this patch the Windows 7's winmail doesn't want to start as it thinks it is "disabled" or something like that..

anyway, thanx)

ok it does work

you have to make the win 7 mail folder first then boot in to vista and change to the Windows 7 mail folder and it will work
the only thing is when you boot into each op system you have to redo your email account and password each time you change from vista or Windows 7

cheers brad

ps when i change vista 32 to use the same location got message there had been a corruption but recovered
all except xp32 are now using same location with no problems
my xp only has outlook ver 6 installed so maybe later on i will update it and try it as well
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30 Nov 2008   #37

Microsoft Windows 6.1 (Build 6801)
 
 

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you have to make the win 7 mail folder first then boot in to vista and change to the Windows 7 mail folder and it will work
how do i do that?

here what i do:
1) booted in Vista
2) open Program Files\Windows Mail on Windows 7's drive
3) run winmail.exe and nothing, no Outlook
then I try to run outlook unlocker (ocinstallshowoe.exe) and it shows me Vista's Windows Mail
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30 Nov 2008   #38

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

have you replaced the Windows 7 mail folder contents with the vista mail folder contents

if not go back to page 2 of this thread and mr grim has posted what you need to do
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30 Nov 2008   #39

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I think you can just change the name of the Windows Mail folder in Windows 7 to Windows Mail (2) and then Just copy and paste the one from Vista and that does the same thing but it's a bit easier. Also just make sure when you rename the folder that you haven't got WinMail running in task manager or it might not let you rename it.

And if that does work then I'm sorry for telling every one else to do it the hard way, but at least it was a good exercise in taking ownership of your files .
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08 Dec 2008   #40

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I have gotten WM to work in the 6956 build.

Gary
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