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16 Feb 2012   #1060
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

There could be a problem if someone blindly went ahead with it and their installation is on another partition than C: though. Post a warning about that.

(My Windows 7's are on partitions L: and M: for instance).


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16 Feb 2012   #1061
endeavor

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)
 
 

There is a small percentage of persons using their OS installed other than C:\
...is there a universal location pointer like what was done with "%ProgramFiles%\ that could be used for the other processes he has in there?




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16 Feb 2012   #1062
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

65.55.39.12 is Microsoft in Redmond but not sure why it is communicating with 'home' except perhaps to check for updates maybe? I have no idea about a universal location pointer, sorry. I'd leave that to the person who thought up the code in the first place. As long as the code is there and a warning is posted it should be enough.
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16 Feb 2012   #1063
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EKMantis View Post
Hey, I made a batch file of the fix on your page...
What does "your" refer to? The Tutorial on page one of this thread? If so is there anything else needed to do to "Reinstate Windows Mail on Windows 7" other than run the batch file?

Also I imagine that if Microsoft borks the msoe.dll file with a future Windows 7 update, a new version for Vista computers will be ported over to the first page of the tutorial and that new version would have to be substituted for the one in your zip file download.

EDIT: Guess I was looking for this link to the original thread: Windows Mail
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19 Feb 2012   #1064
KVacek

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Great thread - thanks Poppa Bear. I've used Outlook for years because of the loss of OE, but I immediately activated WM upon reading this thread, because I personally only use the mail portions of Outlook myself. Further, I can't quickly explain Outlook to most low-end users, and they wind up using webmail.

One question though. On the surface, I'm having trouble importing my Outlook messages - I get a message "Messages canot be imported from the MAPI client. MAPI is not installed on this computer or an error occurred while initializing it." I tried renaming mapi.dll and running fixmapi.exe, but it made no difference. Any suggestions?

TIA
Karl
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19 Feb 2012   #1065
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Is this thread any help? Just substitute Windows 7 where it mentions Vista.

How to import messages from Microsoft Outlook to Windows Mail?

Or this may help: http://blogs.technet.com/b/james/arc...dows-mail.aspx
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19 Feb 2012   #1066
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Actually I have Outlook 2010 and Windows Mail together on my Vista machine and neither of the above helped....sorry. I got the same error you did. Back to the drawing board.
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19 Feb 2012   #1067
KVacek

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Perhaps I should have mentioned that I'm running Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1 and all the latest updates, plus Office 2010 Professional, latest SP and all updates to today. I've been on Outlook for years now, since moving to XP.

Most of what I've read is related to people running XP and Office 2000, etc.
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27 Feb 2012   #1068
John Edwards

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Success, but I can't import Message Rules from Vista

Great tutorial - and I (eventually) got it all right - although I still have to resolve a problem of linking to the content of the messages which seems to have arisen when I switched the message store from C to D drive!

However, the particular issue I'd like help with is that I had hundreds of Message Rules in Vista (32-bit Home Premium), which don't seem to have transferred to Win 7 (64-bit Home Premium), and I really don't want to have to create them again (as I had to when switching TO Windows Mail from OE). I've searched this forum without success for others with this problem, so I guess I must have done something wrong. Any ideas?

Finally, will Windows Mail (now in Win 7) continue effectively to be updated by MS for security issues etc? Also, what will happen when SP2 (etc) comes along?
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01 Mar 2012   #1069
John Edwards

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Not quite there yet....

Further to 29 Feb post, I've sorted the missing message content by starting again and leaving it all in C! However, I've given up on the Message rules front and I've started the tedious business of recreating them all - at least giving me the chance to reconsider some old ones!
However, I have one remaining problem - which I can see has been experienced by others, although none of the suggestions I've seen posted here work for me.
The basic problem is that I can't activate the 'send mail' links in IE9 etc because I just can't get Win7 (64-bit Home Premium) to show Windows Mail in the Default Programs list; it shows Live Mail, even though I still haven't accepted its installation. Nevertheless I have succeeded in associating .eml files (described as Windows Mail E-mail Messages) with Windows Mail; WM also appears in the Computer Defaults program configuration (Custom), but selecting it doesn't make it appear in the default program list (and the selection reverts to 'use my current email program').

By the way, 4 possible clues for anyone who can diagnose the precise problem for me:
a) if I choose NOT to 'enable access' to WLM, the Mail icon disappears from my taskbar and start menu;
b) the WinMail.exe file only remains visible in the Windows Mail folder as long as I unhide protected operating systems;
c) I still see the splash screen on startup of Windows Mail;
d) in AppData......Local Folders my inboxes etc all have an accompanying (1) folder which actually contains the messages (although all the messages appear correctly in the WinMail interface and no further copies are created on restarting.

I DO hope that I don't need to start all over again, as I've now invested considerable time in Message Rules (and reconfiguring corrupted Inbox folder nests and (longer) titles). Can all these be successfully saved (and reloaded) within Win7, if I should need to go back?

Thanks for your valuable help, in anticipation.

Added 15 March 2012 Please see post 1158 for the resolution to this problem!!!!!
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