i'm an old xp/outlook user, (thoroughly unfamiliar with Vista) who recently started using Windows Live Mail on the XP machine, and now have just installed a new, Windows 7 machine. I tried to access the Windows Live Mail account on the new Windows 7 machine and instead of getting the Windows Live Mail desktop layout, I've gotten Windows Live Hotmail, which ain't the same. Among things I was getting, and needed, from the WLM were ability to save email files to text files, which I had found on a menu bar, and access to a calendar, neither of which seem to show up on the WL Hotmail application.
I'd appreciate it if anyone can suggest how I can get Windows Live MAIL on the new machine and eliminate the Windows Live HOTMAIL application. It also would be great if somebody could point me (and probably many others) to a single source of information about the difference between all of these apparent versions, and how to keep them straight.