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Windows 7: Windows Mail


17 Mar 2009   #1239
Slartybart

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

How to Reinstate Windows Mail in Windows 7



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05 Sep 2012   #1240
kewl1

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

Thank you both Endeavor and Slartybart. I guess for now it is working just fine so I will leave it alone. But next time I will trey the new instructions again for sure.

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10 Sep 2012   #1241
kewl1

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kewl1 View Post
Thank you both Endeavor and Slartybart. I guess for now it is working just fine so I will leave it alone. But next time I will trey the new instructions again for sure.
OK now I have noticed a strange new problem. On the old HD and using Windows 7 and the old instructions to set up Windows Mail I had the choice of having Windows Mail as the default Mail client. Now that I have used Win 7.1 on the new drive but again the old instructions that use Take Ownership etc. I can no longer find any place in windows or my working Windows Mail to assign it as default mail client.

Is this because of some change in the Windows SP1? Can I get this option back if I try again to use the new instructions (that I had trouble with)? Maybe that is why there are new instructions. I do not want my Outlook which I only use for work to be my default email.


Also just a tip I learned yesterday while doing some maintenance on my new Windows and HD installation. Don’t use the System File Checker tool which is used to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files Windows 7. It made my Windows Mail stop working so I did a system restore to get it back.
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10 Sep 2012   #1242
Donz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

KEW,

In Internet Explorer.
Above your address window, right click and be sure Menu Bar, Favorites, Command and Status Bar are checked.
Click Tools, Internet Options, Progams tab, Internet programs Set Programs, Set Your Default Programs.

Good Luck

Don
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10 Sep 2012   #1243
endeavor

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kewl1 View Post
OK now I have noticed a strange new problem. On the old HD and using Windows 7 and the old instructions to set up Windows Mail I had the choice of having Windows Mail as the default Mail client. Now that I have used Win 7.1 on the new drive but again the old instructions that use Take Ownership etc. I can no longer find any place in windows or my working Windows Mail to assign it as default mail client.

Is this because of some change in the Windows SP1? Can I get this option back if I try again to use the new instructions (that I had trouble with)? Maybe that is why there are new instructions. I do not want my Outlook which I only use for work to be my default email.

Also just a tip I learned yesterday while doing some maintenance on my new Windows and HD installation. Don’t use the System File Checker tool which is used to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files Windows 7. It made my Windows Mail stop working so I did a system restore to get it back.
kewl1,

If you are going to install SP1 you should do it Before you activate WM, otherwise you will need to run the tutorial again so that it can set everything straight again.

Running the tutorial on page 1 will fix All of your problems mentioned.

If you just wanted to set the Default Programs listing separately then if you look a few posts back to Post 1292 at its screenshot shows you what to do to set WM as the default email client.

Also Yes! you can use the SFC tool with WM just fine going forward without it breaking WM again ...and this is why you should just run the tutorial on Page 1 again because it will reinstate the necessary registry keys needed to prevent SFC from changing out the msoe..dll which will will break WM as you've just found out, and it will also reinstate the correct msoe...dll so that WM will work correctly.

Again, run the tutorial on Page 1 to fix it.
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10 Sep 2012   #1244
Slartybart

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

@kewl1: Yes, that is why there are new instructions.

Issues in version 1 and version 2 of the tut were resolved. You are experiencing those same problems because you decided to run outdated instructions and you didn't find the posts that contained the fixes for the old version. I think you hit the two biggies (SP1 and default pgm) but there are others lurking (and fixed somewhere in the first 1229 posts)

All of the fixes are incorporated into the current tut (version 3) - so you don't have to hunt for them. The current tut doesn't affect user data so you can run it at any time. There are also custom reg files included to solve both the SFC issue you experienced and to turn off the splash screen.

I will try to help you if other questions/issues arise and if they relate to the current tut. Try to be specific.... "I tried to run the batch file, but it didn't work" won't help me help you.
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10 Sep 2012   #1245
Slartybart

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

@endeavor: The tut can be executed at any given point, before or after service packs. It is redundant and confusing to create reg files for every fix - the fixes are already included - just run the tutorial.

I suppose our approaches are different. If anyone is going to reinstall SP1, they should run the WinMail tut again too. Why take a piece meal approach for WinMail - you didn't with SP1 (incorporates all updates since RTM).

So, to keep it simple - run the tut is my answer, just as I would tell people to install SP1 instead of the 100s of individual updates.

As you can attest - the tut works, it's accurate, it's complete and it's safe. I think that if people try to pick and choose what to apply, then the tut becomes as confusing as the previous version.

Please recommend people run the tut. When a new issue does arise or people need operational help (i.e. editing in a command prompt) those are things I will address.
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03 Nov 2012   #1246
billg226

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Windows Mail in Windows 8

Will Windows Mail work in Windows 8 or are we forced to Windows Live Mail? Have not seen if there is Windows Mail in Win 8 like it is in Win 7.
Thanks,
Bill
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03 Nov 2012   #1247
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Bill,

Windows Mail is no longer being supported by Microsoft. It's pretty much dead now.

You don't have to use Windows Live Mail. You can use any email client program you like. Windows 8 does include a "Mail" Windows Store app by default.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
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03 Nov 2012   #1248
Ex_Brit

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

This tute worked for me as did the Windows Calendar one in Windows 8 Pro x64.
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03 Nov 2012   #1249
billg226

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Bill,

Windows Mail is no longer being supported by Microsoft. It's pretty much dead now.

You don't have to use Windows Live Mail. You can use any email client program you like. Windows 8 does include a "Mail" Windows Store app by default.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
Thanks Shawn, Sure wish MS had left us with OE or WM. Will Outlook 2010 work as an Email Client in Win 8?
Thanks,
Bill
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