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Windows 7: Live Mail installation window pops up when I click icon in taskbar

12 Dec 2011   #1

windows7-Home Premium 64Bit
Live Mail installation window pops up when I click icon in taskbar

I made a bad mistake. I wanted to install Movie Maker but it comes packaged with Live something or other, and it includes Live Mail, the newest version. Now, I do not have Movie Maker, don't even ask! But I have a newer version of Live Mail which I dislike -- that ribbon!

Can I uninstall the Live software and reinstall the old Live Mail? This install window that pops up is very annoying and if I click cancel it still loads Live Mail. I saw a similar case some time ago when I opened MSN Messenger.

I have another issue with System Restore but I will post it separately.



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12 Dec 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I think you can find versions of Movie Maker that have no connection at all with Live anything.

Movie Maker 6 from Vista works fine on Windows 7. You can find it on any Vista disk. Or maybe Google for Movie Maker 2.6.

Can you do a System Restore to a date prior to installing whatever you wish you hadn't?
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12 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

You should be able to uninstall Live Mail Essentials 2011 in Uninstall a Program in your Control Panel.

Windows Live Movie Maker is available here.

Windows Live Movie Maker 2011
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12 Dec 2011   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Roxy,

If you like, you could hide the ribbon in Windows Live Mail 2011 to see how you like it afterwards.

Hope this helps some,
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