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Windows 7: Want to install Windows Mail

17 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Want to install Windows Mail

I have a new computer with Windows 7. I do NOT want to use Windows Live Mail but instead Windows Mail (if possible)! Id really appreciate if someone could please tell me if this is possible, and how to go about it!

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17 May 2010   #2

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Hello Santamonica, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Here's a tutorial from our excellent Tutorials section that explains how to install Windows Mail in Seven: Windows Mail

Main page of the Tutorials section: Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums

Kari
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17 May 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you, but it says "reinstate Windows Mail" in that tutorial. I have never had Windows Mail on this comupter.
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17 May 2010   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It means install WM - should work just fine.

As in reinstating something that MS has removed.
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17 May 2010   #5

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Please follow the tutorial, do exactly as told, and you get Windows Mail. Read first the replies to the original tutorial and you can get some tips from other users who have done that.

The best place to more questions is that tutorial.

Kari
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17 May 2010   #6

 

Windows Mail is no more supported in 7. It is replaced by Windows Live Mail.

Alternatively, if you have a Vista machine, manually copy the Windows Mail folder from %SystemDrive%\Program Files\Windows Mail\ folder from Windows Vista system, including the MUI language pack folder.

Grant full control permissions and ownership to administrators for %SystemDrive%\Program Files\Windows Mail\ folder in Windows 7 system.

Backup the %SystemDrive%\Program Files\Windows Mail\ folder in Windows 7.

Extract and copy the Windows Mail files from Windows Vista to %SystemDrive%\Program Files\Windows Mail\ folder of Windows 7, overwrite if duplicates are found.

Create a shortcut on desktop or Start Menu that points to %SystemDrive%\Program Files\Windows Mail\winmail.exe executable.

Let us know if this works.
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17 May 2010   #7

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Dre@ms, Windows Mail works in Seven as told in the tutorial I linked to in my earlier post.

Kari
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17 May 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dre@ms View Post
Grant full control permissions and ownership to administrators for %SystemDrive%\Program Files\Windows Mail\ folder in Windows 7 system.
How do I grant full permission and ownership of something in Windows 7? I have never done anything like that?

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Extract and copy the Windows Mail files from Windows Vista to %SystemDrive%\Program Files\Windows Mail\ folder of Windows 7, overwrite if duplicates are found.
Does that mean I have to zip up whatever I copy from the Vista-machine? If so, how do I do that?
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17 May 2010   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Dre@ms, Windows Mail works in Seven as told in the tutorial I linked to in my earlier post.

Kari
Yep kari, seen the tutorial.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by santamonica View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dre@ms View Post
Grant full control permissions and ownership to administrators for %SystemDrive%\Program Files\Windows Mail\ folder in Windows 7 system.
How do I grant full permission and ownership of something in Windows 7? I have never done anything like that?

Right click on the folder and select your user profile and click on Full access. you would be needing to click on Edit and then do it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dre@ms View Post
Extract and copy the Windows Mail files from Windows Vista to %SystemDrive%\Program Files\Windows Mail\ folder of Windows 7, overwrite if duplicates are found.
Does that mean I have to zip up whatever I copy from the Vista-machine? If so, how do I do that?
Not needed, just copy and past the folder.

Better, you can follow the tutorial link posted by Kari.
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17 May 2010   #10

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Following the step by step instructions in the tutorial I mentioned in my first post gives you Windows Mail back. You don't need Vista to do that. Everything you need to know and do is told there, every file you need to download is there.

Good luck in getting Windows Mail installed to your Windows 7. You have already got the simplest possible, perfect fix to your issue. When it's not good for you, I wish you luck trying to do it in some other, more complicated way.

Bailing out.

Kari
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