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Windows 7: Windows Mail

17 Mar 2009   #829
Slartybart

x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 
Windows Mail

How to Reinstate Windows Mail in Windows 7



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14 Dec 2010   #830
kewl1

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
I've heard other people mention this Windows Update "bug". I've never encountered it because I have it set to disable auto updates and downloads completely. I just try to remember to go to Windows Update on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and sometimes the 4th Tuesday also since they sometimes provide updates then as well.
I belive mine is set to notify me of updates but not download them. But it cheats quite often. Your setting I think sounds like a step beyond mine and a better idea so that's what I will do right now.

Thanks Roncerr

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15 Dec 2010   #831
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
I've heard other people mention this Windows Update "bug".
Mine is set for download but let me choose when to update/install but some updates get installed without my consent. I've noticed in the Event Viewer that when this happens, there is always a temporary change of the actual logged in user account, also done without my consent. I've always found it odd that MS can do this without the Desktop/Explorer having to be restarted.
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15 Dec 2010   #832
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 
Updates

I have all updates turned off permanently but periodically check manually for new ones using Windows Updates from: Start menu > All Programs.

It's interesting to note that the last search for new updates showed critical security updates available for the Microsoft Office 2007 programs Outlook, Outlook Malicious Software Filter and OneNote; even though these particular programs from Office are not installed on my hard drive. I only have Word, Excel and Power Point installed. So why is it telling me there are critical updates for programs I don't have installed? Go figure!

I simply un-tick the unwanted updates, then right click them and select "Hide" so they are not offered again.
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15 Dec 2010   #833
Ex_Brit

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kewl1 View Post
My Windows mail has worked great for many months ever since I followed this tutorial. Even today I used it all day. But then I shut the computer down instead of putting it to sleep and went out for a while. Now after the reboot my Mail program will not open at all.

I also noticed a trick that MS always pulls on me. I always have my computers set so that they will not download any updates but only inform me that there is one if I want it. MS will however often go ahead and just download AND install one without my permission, often or perhaps always in the middle of the night. There is one with todays date that I was unaware of. This particular one is a Windows Defender update. A System Restore will not help. I only seem to have 3 restore points and if I try to go back to the first one on the 10th it fails. I hate the way MS does business.

Am I the only one with this problem today? Could it be something other than a sneaky MS trick? I will go back and repeat all the steps I did months ago and see if that helps. Any new info that I am unaware of would be greatly appreciated.

Updates for Windows Defender are considered essential for security reasons and therefore come in regardless.
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15 Dec 2010   #834
Ex_Brit

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
I have all updates turned off permanently but periodically check manually for new ones using Windows Updates from: Start menu > All Programs.

It's interesting to note that the last search for new updates showed critical security updates available for the Microsoft Office 2007 programs Outlook, Outlook Malicious Software Filter and OneNote; even though these particular programs from Office are not installed on my hard drive. I only have Word, Excel and Power Point installed. So why is it telling me there are critical updates for programs I don't have installed? Go figure!

I simply un-tick the unwanted updates, then right click them and select "Hide" so they are not offered again.
At that stage it only knows that you have Office components installed. When updating it will check and cancel the inapplicable ones. I wouldn't hide them, let them be applied, the inappropriate ones will automatically be cancelled. You should let Windows do the deciding.
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16 Dec 2010   #835
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
I have all updates turned off permanently but periodically check manually for new ones using Windows Updates from: Start menu > All Programs.
At that stage it only knows that you have Office components installed. When updating it will check and cancel the inapplicable ones. I wouldn't hide them, let them be applied, the inappropriate ones will automatically be cancelled. You should let Windows do the deciding.
Thanks Ex_Brit. Some time back, when the updates first became available, I had done as you suggested, but it actually downloaded & installed them, as was shown via Control Panel > Programs > Updates. Then when further updates became available for those applications, it also downloaded and installed them too. That's why I turned off all auto updates options and have done it manually ever since.

I don't know if the Office version makes any difference, but I have MS Office 2007 Enterprise installed. I thought there may have been some hidden root directories for the applications that were omitted when Office was first loaded onto my PC, but after allowing viewing of hidden files/folders, I can't find any in either Program Files, Program files(x86), Application Data or System 32.

Re your statement:
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Updates for Windows Defender are considered essential for security reasons and therefore come in regardless.
I don't wish to be controversial, but in my OS of Windows 7 Ultimate, with all auto updates turned off, Windows Defender updates do not download or install until I select them to do so.
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16 Dec 2010   #836
Ex_Brit

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

I consider myself corrected. You are right. They (WD Updates) are however not something one should be concerned about.
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17 Dec 2010   #837
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
They (WD Updates) are however not something one should be concerned about.
Well said, and yes, I totally agree.

Cheers and have a happy Christma. PB
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17 Dec 2010   #838
Ex_Brit

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

..and you, all the best.
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23 Dec 2010   #839
hfrank

Wiy-7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Everything went well until . . .

. . . I went into the registry to edit

HKEY_CURRENT_USER ==> Software ==> Classes ==> eml_auto_file

and found that eml_auto_file does not exist in my registry (Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit).

Nor can I simply cut and paste from Vista. I am upgrading from XP-Pro.

Any suggestions?

Harry Frank
Red River, NM
USA
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