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Windows 7: Windows Mail


17 Mar 2009   #1379
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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31 Dec 2013   #1380
Ex_Brit

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

I wonder if Shawn is going to put the shortcut links back in the Tutorial Index as I see there are none?

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31 Dec 2013   #1381
Ex_Brit

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

Slartybart, yes sorry I digressed. I've clarified that post as applying to 8/8.1. Sorry I just re-read your post and realised I hadn't answered it.

My apologies.
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31 Dec 2013   #1382
Slartybart

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

Ex_Brit: No apologies necessary and thanks for clarifying your post.

The index entry is there, see post# 62 - or look under 'W'
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
I wonder if Shawn is going to put the shortcut links back in the Tutorial Index as I see there are none?
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31 Dec 2013   #1383
Ex_Brit

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Ex_Brit: No apologies necessary and thanks for clarifying your post.

The index entry is there, see post# 62 - or look under 'W'
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
I wonder if Shawn is going to put the shortcut links back in the Tutorial Index as I see there are none?
I think he sneaked that in after I looked...LOL

Thanks. ;-)
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31 Dec 2013   #1384
steelgtr

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Just use the dropbox zip file posted earlier. Does it all!
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31 Dec 2013   #1385
Slartybart

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

warning   Warning
DO NOT use anything other than the main post (first page) of this Tutorial.
That's where people get into difficulty.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steelgtr View Post
Just use the dropbox zip file posted earlier. Does it all!
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31 Dec 2013   #1386
steelgtr

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
DO NOT use anything other than the main post (first page) of this Tutorial.
That's where people get into difficulty.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steelgtr View Post
Just use the dropbox zip file posted earlier. Does it all!
It did it all for me in one step. Ownership, etc, but whatever.......r
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01 Jan 2014   #1387
kewl1

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 
Windows Mail in Windows 8.1

I bought a new ThinkPad with Windows 8 and downloaded the update to 8.1. For Windows Mail which I have used for years in Windows 7 on various computers using the instructions detailed in this wonderful forum. For 8.1 it was easier than ever. I just copied the Windows Mail files from my Windows 7 laptop onto a stick and then after renaming the Windows Mail folder in Win 8.1 to Windows Mail. Old, I dragged the files off the stick into a folder I named Windows Mail. Easiest thing I ever did.

However and I know this is a different topic, I hate Windows 8.1 so much, even after practicing with it on my old computer using a dual boot configuration for several months, that I reformatted my new drive and put Windows 7 on. Windows 8 is the worst, stupidest, most arrogant thing MS has ever done and I think they have cut their own throats by trying to ram it down our throats while trying to imitate Apple’s ease of use. Apple is brilliant and Metro is garbage. The most unintuitive garbage-ware I have ever seen. I thought Vista was bad but this thing is a nightmare of frustration. It might as well be in Chinese or some alien language it’s just sooo bad. I cannot imagine what those idiots were thinking except that “Oh we must try to have our own iOS and make it work the same on everything from a desktop to a toaster. Idiots!!
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01 Jan 2014   #1388
Ex_Brit

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

It's really designed for touch-screen tablets more than a desktop but you can make Windows 8 look almost exactly like 7 with a few tweaks. With Stardock's Start8 for example you can bring back the old Start button and Start Menu and work from your desktop all the time.
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01 Jan 2014   #1389
kewl1

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Ex-Brit,


Even with the start menu I was frustrsated.. As you know, XP was such a stable workhorse and then Vista really threw me off with crazy things like a backup program that would not restore and caused me to lose everything. Win 7 should have been a service pack for Vista and indeed that's what it really amounted too. But we had to pay for it which was criminal. I found 7 to be the perfect stable workhorse replacement for XP. But alas, once again they have to mess with a good thing
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