Quote: Originally Posted by kewl1
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.
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.