I too had problems with WLM and decided to delete it. Not easy! It took a while. I booted out all MSN live applications as too intrusive and flaky. IE 8 is still asking me every day if it can install, even though it is already installed! Dumb software!
As I had used windows Mail for years and had over 8 gig of emails stored, I decided to revert to Windows Mail under Win 7. Also not easy.
Luckily I had upgraded over Vista to Win 7 and then re-installed Vista on a separate drive. So I had a dual boot system.
I noticed all of Windows Mail was still present under Win 7 but the executable, Windows Mail.exe, had been disabled. So Ideleted it and copied the executable over from the Vista drive, after first backing up all email folders on both drives.
Win 7 took exception to a desktop shortcut to Windows Mail and I had to pin it to the bottom bar, or it would disappear every time I used it.
It has been stable for a month now, until this week when I had a corrupted message stuck in my inbox.
I know, in Vista, you can get rid of these with KB941090 but unfortunately Microsoft does an OS check before installing and tells me it is not suitable for this Win 7 operating system and refuses the instal.
OK, OK, I know I am outside the Pale as far as MS are concerned but, I fail to see why life should be made so difficult for those that don't want to be led by the nose by the great MS.
How do I shift this one message from my in box?