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Windows 7: Windows Mail


17 Mar 2009   #1329
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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24 Apr 2013   #1330
janmor

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I found the email folder eventually via the backup and restore search for folders and saved it to external drive. I went into the boot menu and tried to change settings to start from cd last night (so I could have all my software and programs reinstalled) that was a disaster. Computer crashed big time.

Anyway tried again today eventually F12 let me start via the windows cd in repair mode, then went to the image back-up of 7/4/2013 and amazingly all the software ect back in the computer. More good luck than good management obviously.

In my defence I am blond, but thank you kindly for all your help and I will check the system image settings for the future.

Thanks again.

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25 Apr 2013   #1331
endeavor

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by janmor View Post
I found the email folder eventually via the backup and restore search for folders and saved it to external drive. I went into the boot menu and tried to change settings to start from cd last night (so I could have all my software and programs reinstalled) that was a disaster. Computer crashed big time.

Anyway tried again today eventually F12 let me start via the windows cd in repair mode, then went to the image back-up of 7/4/2013 and amazingly all the software ect back in the computer. More good luck than good management obviously.

In my defence I am blond, but thank you kindly for all your help and I will check the system image settings for the future.

Thanks again.
Dear Janmor,
I did say No to what you were asking in your previous post - but I see you did it anyway!
My concern was, that since your Dell technician reinstalled the OS and so the decision was to start brand new fresh, but then you wanted to erase what he did and go back to what you had before which really he should of did in the first place instead of reinstalling the OS...but then again there is something to be said for reinstalling and starting from scratch 'if' your current and/or recent backup software/system environment was too corrupted over too many instances to recover from - all of which were unknowns..to me anyway.

Anyway in the end, I have to give you props for being fearless even though I'm not sure how much you understood what you were doing, or risking. I personally did not want you to break your system again of which you did anyway! I would of not forgave myself ...but somehow miraculously your recovered from it yourself. In some ways it seems you understand more than you give yourself credit for.

Well honestly I am very glad you have your system back to the way you want and I assume you have all your emails?

If you were to have kept your new OS installation that your Dell tech did, then to get your emails back you would of simply used your import function as I outlined previously pointing its function too that backup folder that I gave you, and it would of imported your emails automatically. Having said that though, if you have a known good partition image backup from a previous date, then by all means that trumps everything.

All the best, sincerely...!
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02 May 2013   #1332
2942

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
windows mail

I followed the instructions...but when I went into the registry I found no eml auto file under classes, just eml. all else failed, my machine locks up and have to reset after doing other instructions
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03 May 2013   #1333
2942

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

once again.....it simply didn't work...what's up?
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03 May 2013   #1334
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2942 View Post
once again.....it simply didn't work...what's up?
You need to take a breath and describe starting from when things were working fine and what you did (more detail than "follow instructions"). Also, what do you mean by "lock up" starting with booting up from a powered off state?
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03 May 2013   #1335
2942

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
tutorial

this is the one that just failed
Windows Mail

what always happens is I will get a permanent hourglass after clicking the shortcut. after I reset it goes back to normal
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03 May 2013   #1336
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Windows 7 doesn't have a "reset" to click. Maybe you mean "restart". Try shutdown, remove power, restore power, and let it boot up. What happens then?
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03 May 2013   #1337
2942

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

that's the reset button on the computer, nothing else works at that point
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04 May 2013   #1338
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2942 View Post
this is the one that just failed
Windows Mail
what always happens is I will get a permanent hourglass after clicking the shortcut. after I reset it goes back to normal
As you know, the tutorial is not supported by Microsoft and it's hard to trouble shoot a "lock up" problem that happens when you click on a shortcut to Windows Mail. That should not happen if there was nothing wrong with your hardware and software to begin with. I'd delete the shortcut and go back to using a supported version of mail. See if your system works fine that way, as supported by Microsoft and the manufacturer.

You should have a plan for what to do if your hard drive goes bad and your system won't boot. That includes regular backups of your important data and some sort of install media that should have come with the PC. Should you ever have a need or desire to do that, the next step will be a lengthy process of doing all the important Windows Updates and perhaps Windows Security Essentials (instead of Avast). If you dislike the supported Windows Live Mail, you can always try the Tutorial before installing a supported mail program at that time.
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04 May 2013   #1339
endeavor

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2942 View Post
I followed the instructions...but when I went into the registry I found no eml auto file under classes, just eml. all else failed, my machine locks up and have to reset after doing other instructions
No where in the instructions does it ask you to go into the registry and verify what you're asking, which doesn't make sense anyway.
Rest assured that all necessary registration information needed for the process is taken care of automatically.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2942 View Post
once again.....it simply didn't work...what's up?
What's up?
Create a proper effort and respect into your post and you may get a better response.
Your first post is incomplete and undecipherable,
Your second post is impatiently disrespectful really.
Roncerr asking you to take a breath is quite polite, I'll try and be that patient.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2942 View Post
this is the one that just failed
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/5481-windows-mail.html

what always happens is I will get a permanent hourglass after clicking the shortcut. after I reset it goes back to normal
The procedure if followed exactly is foolproof for the average+ user.

If you specifically follow the directions given on the "ReWinMail_tutorial.html" that you get when unzipping the Win74umsZip.zip into it's proper location in the Downloads folder, and then reading/following that ReWinMail_tutorial.html process exactly starting from # 2. and executing the steps from within that Downloads folder to reinstate WM - is foolproof 'if' you follow the directions properly, and takes no more than five minutes.

The fact that it's hanging on you is exactly because you haven't done the process correctly and so WM cannot start in its uncompleted stage and so hangs, but when you follow the "ReWinMail_tutorial.html" directions exactly, all necessary changes are applied, and it Will Work, every time.
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