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17 Mar 2009   #1229
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 
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How to Reinstate Windows Mail in Windows 7



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10 Aug 2012   #1230
endeavor

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grits View Post
Ran into a snag right off the bat. Will include screenshot. My list doesn't include WM.
Hmmm, I wonder if when you uninstalled DreamMail that its uninstaller also removed WM from the list; the WM register program entries are included in the WinMail.reg which you first ran to get WM going, and so something probably from the other email uninstalls you did, removed WM along with it.

I made a quick little reg file for you to merge to see if we can get it back the easiest way, of which I also added an important line that's in the latest WimMail.reg but not in the first ones he made, and I can't remember which revision you started with and so this will make sure.

The attached registry file contents when merged will register WM letting it show up in the 'Default Programs' list if it's missing (and also associate WM Extensions, Protocols, and MAPI functions), and as well if your 'Make Default' button is unreactive and greyed out because of interference from other email client install/uninstalls, this will reactivate/bold it so that you can click it to once again to make default. (fyi, when First activating WM this is all done automatically, however for those who install/uninstall other clients after WM, sometimes these problems may occur, and so this abbreviated registry fix will restore the WM defaults without having to re-run the entire WM install process.)

Download the attached reg file below to your computer and then right click on it and click Merge (or double click). Upon a 'successful' merge, please reboot before continuing

~After you merge and reboot, please open WinMail and go to Tools> Options> General ..and if the Make Default buttons are bolded (not greyed out) ..if they are bolded then click them to 'Make Default'

~Also follow my previous message and screenshot instructions to see if Windows Mail is listed in your Default Programs again, if it is, then go ahead and do those instructions. ..good luck!

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(Note! The few registry entires in this attachment are already included in the Page 1 tutorial download)

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Attached Files
File Type: reg RegisterWM.reg (842 Bytes, 56 views)
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11 Aug 2012   #1231
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

endeavor, I was long past DreamMail before I went with WM so doubt that it's the problem. Should I go ahead with your instructions anyway? Sorry to be such a pest.

Thanks,
grits
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11 Aug 2012   #1232
endeavor

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 

Absolutely continue! ...that part it not important of what/who caused it, I had thought you tried a few different email clients and uninstalled them is all, something removed it though, and you were doing a lot of testings and fix its especially in your other threads, but irregardless of what did it lets move on, the resolve is the same and so yes please Continue on to fix it.

You don't have it done already
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11 Aug 2012   #1233
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

, that did it, "Thank you, thank you"!
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11 Aug 2012   #1234
endeavor

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grits View Post
, that did it, "Thank you, thank you"!
That's great grits and what we like to hear that it's fixed, and you're welcome!

...have a nice weekend.
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30 Aug 2012   #1235
Donz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Endeavor,

As you said...I was not aware of any updates since the known installing of SP1 breaks it but for that you simply need to just put the original msoe32/64.dll back is all, but other than that there was nothing else I was aware of.


Rumor has it that we are already overdue for SP-2.

As I remember with SP-1, WM still worked but SP-1 failed to load.

How confident are you that we will find some sort of fix if SP-2 won't load.

Don
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30 Aug 2012   #1236
endeavor

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Donz View Post
Endeavor,

As you said...I was not aware of any updates since the known installing of SP1 breaks it but for that you simply need to just put the original msoe32/64.dll back is all, but other than that there was nothing else I was aware of.


Rumor has it that we are already overdue for SP-2.

As I remember with SP-1, WM still worked but SP-1 failed to load.

How confident are you that we will find some sort of fix if SP-2 won't load.

Don


Very Confident...



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01 Sep 2012   #1237
kewl1

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

For what it's worth, I just put a new HD in my laptop. I did a clean install of Win 7 SP1 this time so I have an awful lot of re-installing to do. Last time was not SP1. Of course one of the most important things is Windows Mail. I noticed that there were new instructions for the mail now. Maybe it's just me but it seemed more complicated than the special instructions for doing so. For example I could not cut and past into the command prompt even after following the instructions for that. Also typing in the line 3 times in a couple of days did not work either. I'm no DOS whizz. So finally I just Googled the old instructions with the take ownership thing and no problems at all. It was very fast and I just drag and dropped the files from the old program. I don't know what I would do without my Mail program. I hope that one way or another I can keep it forever. I may have a computer full of all the latest Office programs, Adobe etc etc but I also still use Lotus Organizer since my first laptop in 1993. I updated the program until they stopped updates many tears ago.
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03 Sep 2012   #1238
endeavor

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 

I don't know why kewl1 that you had a problem with copy/paste.

When you go to and click on to open the local "TutReWinMail\ReWinMail_tutorial.html" instructions.. ...like right now when I open it, I can right click and select copy and paste on any of the lines it wants you to:

cd %USERPROFILE%\Downloads\TutReWinMail\

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C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\Winmail.exe

or

winmail32

...you can even use Ctrl C and Ctrl V

The old way works still yes, but the new procedure from #3 to #7 is written that way for a reason, it's more accurate and will activate more people than it did before, and its new registry content being more streamlined, accurate, and most importantly up to date with the latest information.
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03 Sep 2012   #1239
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

@kewl1: The Windows shortcut for paste "Ctrl-V" does NOT work in a Command Prompt unless you've tweaked your system. Once you've copied text from a Windows application, you can either
1) use the built in command prompt editor by right clicking the title bar and selecting paste from the "edit" menu
2) Enable specific edit shortcuts for Command Prompt and use the right mouse button to paste.

Thanks for pointing this out kelw1 - I checked the online tutorial and it is not exactly clear. I changed the text reference in Post#1 to link to the "How to Enable Copy to Clipboard from the Windows 7 Command Prompt". I checked the offline tut and it has a link, but probably needs some amplification.

Just keep in mind Command Prompt has it's own editor. I'll work on the offline tut as soon as I get a chance.
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