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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail to Windows Mail

17 Nov 2009   #1
bluegill

windows 7
 
 
Windows Live Mail to Windows Mail

Hi,
I installed Windows 7 upgrade onto my Windows Vista and started using Windows Live Mail. There are certain characteristics of Windows Live Mail that I do not like and prefer to switch back to Windows Mail.
Would someone please help (pretty please) with a step by step procedure as to how I can do this?
Thanks in anticipation,
Bluegill


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17 Nov 2009   #2
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I don't know of a way to get Windows mail other than installing Vista. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Looks like Jimbo has found a way to go the other way, maybe if you find a way to get Wndows Mail running, you could use his method to move.

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17 Nov 2009   #3
jim0933

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

If you have access to a Vista installation using Windows Mail, you can use it as follows:
1. Copy the complete Windows Mail folder from the Program Files folder to a USB stick.
2. On the Windows 7 machine, rename the Windows Mail folder to OldWindows Mail folder as done here: C:\Program Files\OLD Windows Mail
3. Copy the Vista Windows Mail folder to your C:\Program File folder.
4. Find winmail.exe and create a shortcut to it on the Desktop, then drag it to the Taskbar and "pin" it there.
5. Click on the familiar mail icon in your Taskbar.

Good luck.

Jim Pickering
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17 Nov 2009   #4
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Did you install Windows 7 32 or 64 bit, and is your Vista the same (32 or 64 bit)? I think it will make a difference.
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17 Nov 2009   #5
jimbo45

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I don't know of a way to get Windows mail other than installing Vista. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Looks like Jimbo has found a way to go the other way, maybe if you find a way to get Wndows Mail running, you could use his method to move.

Importing mail from Outlook to Windows Live Mail

Hi there
that was a while ago -- since I now am a technet member I prefer OUTLOOK. (Can down load Offfice 2007 and now 2010 for nothing).

You can get Office very heavily discounted which include OUTLOOK (you need PRO or ENTERPRISE - not the student and teacher editions).

When the public beta of Office 2010 is available load that and run Outlook - it's not a bad e-mail client and running unsupported Windows Mail on W7 might give problems later on.

Cheers
jimbo
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