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17 Mar 2009   #1259
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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20 Nov 2012   #1260
phillipcc

windows 7
 
 

how does one get windows mail to work on windows 8 can someone kindly provide me with some help or details thanks any help would be greatly appreciated thanks

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20 Nov 2012   #1261
Ex_Brit

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

Use the Windows 7 tutorial. You might also was to use the Windows Calendar tute in 7 forums too as the two are connected.

Note neither of those are supported so could feasibly cause security issues.
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20 Nov 2012   #1262
phillipcc

windows 7
 
 

hi i tried that and when i click the windows mail icon it starts and looks like it is going to do something then it just stops any ideas what might be wrong at all let me know thanks
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20 Nov 2012   #1263
Ex_Brit

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

Sounds like you didn't take ownership of files which I believe is one of the 1st steps in that tute. It's been a long time since I did it and the tute has been changed drastically since I did mine.
Hopefully someone else has some ideas. Might be an idea to also post in EightForums.
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20 Nov 2012   #1264
endeavor

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phillipcc View Post
how does one get windows mail to work on windows 8 can someone kindly provide me with some help or details thanks any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
Yes it is definitely possible, I and many others have done it and have it installed and working, but since this thread you are posting to is a Windows7 WindowsMail thread, and so to keep it on topic here you should go over to the Windows 8 forum to ask and talk about how to do it there. The beginning process to do it is a little different than it is on 7; however please note it is also not 'word for word' documented how to do it there either, but it's not that hard really if you read that thread and are computer capable. Remember though WM on 8 it is Not Supported, just as WM on 7 is not supported either.

You can get the links where to go from a previous post made in this thread about 6 months ago, and that post is a few pages back, is Here.
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27 Dec 2012   #1265
Sammy888

Windows 7
 
 

I must say I had to revert back to Windows Live Mail now that I had to do a fresh install of Windows 7. I really miss Windows Mail, but I found it simply too much work get it back. I wish someone could've created a batch file that would do this automatically.
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27 Dec 2012   #1266
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sammy888 View Post
I must say I had to revert back to Windows Live Mail now that I had to do a fresh install of Windows 7. I really miss Windows Mail, but I found it simply too much work get it back. I wish someone could've created a batch file that would do this automatically.
I think the batch file is included in the process described here: Windows Mail . From the previous post it sounds like there is an extra complication for Windows 8. Personally, I am currently using WLM 2009 which works pretty well in Windows 7, although nothing beats OutlookExpress for XP or Windows Mail for Vista.
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31 Dec 2012   #1267
nancy54

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

Sorry, nevermind
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31 Dec 2012   #1268
Ex_Brit

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

There really should be a new thread for WLM problems as it has nothing to do with the original purpose of this thread.
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01 Jan 2013   #1269
Sammy888

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sammy888 View Post
I must say I had to revert back to Windows Live Mail now that I had to do a fresh install of Windows 7. I really miss Windows Mail, but I found it simply too much work get it back. I wish someone could've created a batch file that would do this automatically.
I think the batch file is included in the process described here: Windows Mail . From the previous post it sounds like there is an extra complication for Windows 8. Personally, I am currently using WLM 2009 which works pretty well in Windows 7, although nothing beats OutlookExpress for XP or Windows Mail for Vista.
Totally agree. OE was the cat's meow in my opinion. I used it from the beginning back at least from the early 90's. I took the challenge one day to try to get the next best thing, Windows Mail after about 7 months or so of installing Windows 7. Iirc, I did use the batch file which will automate most of the process but not all so I won't be bothered.

Windows 8 is a non issue at this point. I won't be upgrading my PC from the i7 930 for another year or two. There are new chipsets coming out mid to early this year. Still, why Microsoft did what they did astonishes me, but not as much as Google. That's one company I will never understand where their stupidity comes from.

Happy 2013 everybody!
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