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Windows 7: Windows Mail

17 Jul 2009   #10
dek

Windows 7 x64 sp1, XP x86 sp2
 
 

I followed the instructions to the letter and winmail keeps opening multiple instances of winmail like crazy, i have to log off to be able to kill all the processes... anyone knows? i cant stand windows live mail, i dont need all those features, im actually happy with outlook express, got used to windows mail cause i was forced to and now i have to get used to windows live mail?

im on win7 x64 build 7600, maybe thats a problem?

p.s i got windows vista mail from the net, maybe thats the problem... if anyone can help pls let me know, everytime i open windows live mail i am annoyed.


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17 Jul 2009   #11
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

I Installed Windows Mail in my 7600 (x64) .. I can't figure it out.
Is it still web mail even if installed ??

I didn't get multiple instances of Mail ???
Seems like it's still leaving mail on my Comcast server and I can't find any way to control what it's doing.

FYI .. the new Windows Movie Maker looks like a Joke also.

Looks like it's going to be XP or Thunderbird for me.
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17 Jul 2009   #12
DrWho

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

At first glance, I thought I'd hate Windows Mail. But at closer inspection, I found it to be Outlook Express on Steroids. With enough tweaking and tuning I could make it look and act pretty much like O.E.6.

If you already have Windows Mail set up on Vista, getting it over to Win-7 is a piece of cake.
The first trick is to get and install "Take Ownership".
InstallTakeOwnership.reg - File Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage

Then open the Windows Mail folder in Win-7 and select all the files, then "Take Ownership" of all the files. Then delete them ALL.

Then copy the same files from Vista and paste them into the now-empty Windows Mail folder in Win-7.
Make a shortcut to the Windows Mail executable and put it on the desktop.
Run it and set it up as you would in Vista. Job done.

I've done it several times now and each time I do it.........it just gets easier and easier. But it never fails to work.

Good Luck, y'all !

The Doctor
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17 Jul 2009   #13
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

But I have my OE addresses (contacts) organized in folders.
Since the newer mails will not operate from a wab backup file ..
It will be a huge manual chore to rebuild my address book.

Sometimes .. I like to operate from a wab file without opening OE.
or rebuild specific address folders from a wab file.

The newer M$ gets .. The more crippled it becomes.

Show me how to put XP's OE in W7 ... And I might get excited.
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17 Jul 2009   #14
dek

Windows 7 x64 sp1, XP x86 sp2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
At first glance, I thought I'd hate Windows Mail. But at closer inspection, I found it to be Outlook Express on Steroids. With enough tweaking and tuning I could make it look and act pretty much like O.E.6.

If you already have Windows Mail set up on Vista, getting it over to Win-7 is a piece of cake.
The first trick is to get and install "Take Ownership".
InstallTakeOwnership.reg - File Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage

Then open the Windows Mail folder in Win-7 and select all the files, then "Take Ownership" of all the files. Then delete them ALL.

Then copy the same files from Vista and paste them into the now-empty Windows Mail folder in Win-7.
Make a shortcut to the Windows Mail executable and put it on the desktop.
Run it and set it up as you would in Vista. Job done.

I've done it several times now and each time I do it.........it just gets easier and easier. But it never fails to work.

Good Luck, y'all !

The Doctor

One thing the tutorial did not state is if we should do that for both the x86 and the x64 folder of the program files, i launch windows mail and it pops up both versions in task manager.
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17 Jul 2009   #15
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

If your using x64, use the program file folder not the program file (x86) Folder and the x64 application, if your using x86 use the program file folder and the x86 application.
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17 Jul 2009   #16
DrWho

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
The whole tutorial to install Vista Mail in W7 ... Windows Mail

But I have my OE addresses (contacts) organized in folders.
Since the newer mails will not operate from a wab backup file ..
It will be a huge manual chore to rebuild my address book.

Sometimes .. I like to operate from a wab file without opening OE.
or rebuild specific address folders from a wab file.

The newer M$ gets .. The more crippled it becomes.

Show me how to put XP's OE in W7 ... And I might get excited.
Well, a copy and paste won't work. The address book in XP must be exported as a CSV file (first) and then imported into the "Contacts" program in Win-7. That's as close as I've been able to get.

Hope you can make it work.

The Doctor
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17 Jul 2009   #17
dek

Windows 7 x64 sp1, XP x86 sp2
 
 

Ok, my issue is resolved, the windows mail i got from the net seems it was bad, thanks to mr grim and all, i got it working on build 7600 x64-

Its just needed to do this on the main "program files" of x64.
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17 Jul 2009   #18
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dek View Post
Ok, my issue is resolved, the windows mail i got from the net seems it was bad, thanks to mr grim and all, i got it working on build 7600 x64-

Its just needed to do this on the main "program files" of x64.

Your welcome, glad it's working for you.
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19 Jul 2009   #19
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
The address book in XP must be exported as a CSV file (first) and then imported into the "Contacts" program in Win-7.
But, from a CSV, You can't import just one folder or group of contacts ..
It's all or nothing ... in one large unorganized list.

You also cannot operate from a contact in a CSV file without opening Mail.
In OE, you can work from a wab file .. the contacts do NOT need to be in OE's address book.
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