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17 Mar 2009   #799
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 
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How to Reinstate Windows Mail in Windows 7




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09 Nov 2010   #800
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kewl1 View Post
That's odd. I was not effected on my laptop or desktop. Everything is still fine here. There are however two "optional " updates I have not downloaded both for "Windows Live Essentials". Could they be the ones? One has the number kb2434419 and the other has no number.
The update is KB 978542 and is a security update which modifies the msoe.dll file in Windows Mail folder in program files.

For reasons unknown, this update did not affect WinMail in my 32bit version of Windows 7, but completely stopped WinMail working in 64bit version. Are you using 32bit Windows 7?

After the KB978542 update had become available, the tutorial was edited to provide a new modified msoe.dll file. These latest msoe.dll files came from Vista 32 and 64bit installations that had the KB update installed, which meant the msoe.dll files were modified in these versions of Vista.

Once the KB update is installed on your PC, and you have subsequently fixed WinMail with the current updated msoe.dll file from the tutorial, you should not uninstall the KB update. If you do, the next time you get Windows updates, it will download this update again, and it will once again modify the msoe.dll so it stops WinMail working.

However, if the KB update is left in the system, and the modified msoe.dll done afterwards, when Windows updates are next installed, the update engine will see the installed KB update, but not recognize the actual msoe.dll file as a Vista file, and hence will not see any need to reinstall the update again.


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09 Nov 2010   #801
kewl1

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

Hi PB,

I am using the 64 bit version of Win 7 on both computers. I am traveling this week with my laptop but I just checked to make sure that it is the 64 bit Mail program folder I modified and am using and it is
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15 Nov 2010   #802
muldoni

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Having trouble getting it all working, When I try and create a message or a reply it crashes Windows mail- - -every time, all the actions mentioned are done, apart from the registry eml_auto_file update which is not there.
regards, Muldoni
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15 Nov 2010   #803
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by muldoni View Post
Having trouble getting it all working, When I try and create a message or a reply it crashes Windows mail- - -every time, all the actions mentioned are done, apart from the registry eml_auto_file update which is not there.
regards, Muldoni
http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...inmailedit.zip << still there. See warning:
It is critical to do this before carrying out steps (3) & (4). This auto exe file edits the registry to allow .eml files to be opened on the desktop; removes the WinMail splash screen at start-up; and resolves various conflicts.
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16 Nov 2010   #804
muldoni

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Roncerr, thanks for that, I have retraced everything, I even de-installed Live mail, everything works on W Mail until I a. try and forward, b. create message, c, reply.
I also renamed w mail folder and copied in a vista w. mail folder and reastarted the whole process, results are identical.
There remains no eml_auto_file in the path Hkey/current user/software/classes,
I wonder if regcure has zapped the registry.
regards, Muldoni
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17 Nov 2010   #805
Ex_Brit

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

Regcure? In my experience registry cleaners and/or optimizers should be avoided like the plague as they invariably delete good stuff along with the garbage.

Doesn't 'regcure' have a restore function?
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18 Nov 2010   #806
muldoni

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I have done a lot of searching and ---at last! found that the update KB978542 is the culprit, I've clean installed Windows 7 onto a spare drive, carried out all all the changes in the tutorial, blocked that update (by opting for the manual mode) and it all works like a charm, I'm now creating a new working system on the new Windows 7 and will eventualy clone it onto the system disc. (thank goodness for multi-booting!)
(KB890830 comes with the above update so be warned!).
All this seems a lot of trouble, but Windows live mail (especialy the 2011 version) is the most awful piece of software I've ever seen, and it will be great to get back to something of substance.
Regards Muldoni
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18 Nov 2010   #807
Noy2014

Windows 7 x64
 
 

My main objective to reinstate the Windows Mail that is hidden in the hard drive. I used the following tutorial;Windows Mail

I am dying here!!! Every attempt to install Windows Mail on my Win 7 has failed. After I follow the instruction, and I attempt to launch WM from the taskbar, it just sucks up all my CPU and RAM resources, and stalls endlessly, ...leaving me with the only option of manual restart.

Does this problem sound familiar to anyone??!!
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18 Nov 2010   #808
Noy2014

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I just did re-did everything from scratch. I don't find the instructions all that difficult to follow. Once again, when attempting to launch the program, the CPU/RAM stalls out. I noticed in the Task Manager, that "winmail.exe*32" is attempting to run continuously for hundreds, even thousands of times.

What can this indicate??
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18 Nov 2010   #809
Noy2014

Windows 7 x64
 
 

In researching my previous post, I believe I found the solution that I must share with anyone experiencing my frustrations!!!!

ANSWER: 64 bit Window 7, REQUIRES the Windows Mail program from a 64 bit Vista machine!! It is a rare exception, and did the trick for me!!!

MUST READ: Windows Mail on Windows 7 - can't make it work
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