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13 Jul 2014   #1540
kewl1

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 
What the heck am I doing wrong this time?

I upgraded my desktop to Win 7.1 from Win 7. I cannot undo it using system restore. When I try to follow the Tutorial the attached is what I get




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13 Jul 2014   #1541
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Exactly what are you trying to do?
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13 Jul 2014   #1542
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Do you mean 8.1? No such animal as Windows 7.1.

That would break any non-standard modifications such as VWM.

We no longer support it in Windows 8/8.1 anyway.

System Restore can't be used to revert to another operating system, it only restores the current system to an earlier time, in that system.

To reinstall Windows 7 or 7 SP1, you would need to use an installation disk to format the hard drive and reinstall the system from scratch.

Windows 8/8.1 forums are here: http://www.eightforums.com/
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13 Jul 2014   #1543
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Well, this topic is for installing Windows Mail..
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13 Jul 2014   #1544
Slartybart

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kewl1 View Post
I upgraded my desktop to Win 7.1 from Win 7. I cannot undo it using system restore. When I try to follow the Tutorial the attached is what I get
try putting a space after cd
and use the correct variable %USERPROFILE% (not %Tom% - unless you setup a variable named Tom)
cd %USERPROFILE%\Downloads\TutReWinMail\
edit: I checked your system specs - it doesn't say 32 or 64, so use the correct bit depth batch file. your screen shot shows you trying win64mail batch which is fine if your Windows is 64 bit.
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13 Jul 2014   #1545
Slartybart

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
Well, this topic is for installing Windows Mail..
Technically, the tutorial only makes WinMail operational. It isn't really an install.
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14 Jul 2014   #1546
kewl1

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

Hi All,

I should have been more specific. I had Windows 7 with Windows Mail working for years. I finally installed the SP1 and now cannot get my mail to work following the instructions. I've been trying on and off for weeks. In desperation I tried to roll back to 7.0 using System Restore but it would not work so I guess I am stuck with SP1 now. When I follow the instructions to allow copy and paste in the CMD that does not work either but I belive that I have typed the entries accurately.

Slartybart I thought I was supposed to insert my user name (Tom) in place of "USERPROFILE". Maybe that's where I went wrong. I'll try again without the Tom and with the space. Unfortunately I have to run to the airport right now for work and will try this as soon as I get back home Thursday night. I do have 64 bit by the way
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14 Jul 2014   #1547
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

I'll let someone else answer you on the errors you got when trying to activate WM but note that you must have SP1 installed for your Windows installation to be supported for Microsoft updates. There are in fact many updates yet to go after SP1 as it's been out for so long. Basically installing the service pack would have broken the WM modification and you would have to start all over again, but someone else may know more about that.
All I'm saying is don't even think about removing SP1.
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14 Jul 2014   #1548
Donz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Kewl1,

Back in about Feb. 2011 there were major issues regarding not being able to install SP1 if you had Windows Mail loaded. I don't know what the final fix was. I'll include 2 links below just for additional info. (Repeat: I don't know what the final fix was).
You say you had WM working before you loaded SP1. Are you certain that SP1 installed?
Right click "Computer" then Properties, and under Windows Edition it should say Service Pack 1.

If it is in fact installed, the batch file should run fine. Follow the instructions, and do what Slartybart says above.

FYI:
THE FIX for Windows mail after the SP1 Update

Windows Mail

Don
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14 Jul 2014   #1549
Slartybart

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kewl1 View Post
..... When I follow the instructions to allow copy and paste in the CMD that does not work either but I belive that I have typed the entries accurately.

Slartybart I thought I was supposed to insert my user name (Tom) in place of "USERPROFILE". Maybe that's where I went wrong. I'll try again without the Tom and with the space. Unfortunately I have to run to the airport right now for work and will try this as soon as I get back home Thursday night. I do have 64 bit by the way
Thanks kewl1,
Cmd edit: Check this tut: Command Prompt - Copy to Clipboard
Follow steps 1 & 4 only to enable quick edit
How-to-use copy and paste in Cmd are described in steps 6 & 7

Yes, that is where you went 'wrong' . Post when you try again on Thursday.

Thanks for the bit depth information and for updating your profile.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
..... Basically installing the service pack would have broken the WM modification and you would have to start all over again, but someone else may know more about that.
All I'm saying is don't even think about removing SP1.
SP1 overwrites the msoe.dll, so you are correct. There are two 'patch' batch files that just replace the dll in case SFC or SP overwrites them. endeavor tested SFC and says it is not necessary, my testing showed different results. Different machines, different results - so the batch files are there for anyone who needs a quick fix (at least to test if it is a quick fix).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Donz View Post
..... Back in about Feb. 2011 there were major issues regarding not being able to install SP1 if you had Windows Mail loaded.
..... If it is in fact installed, the batch file should run fine. Follow the instructions, and do what Slartybart says above.

FYI:
THE FIX for Windows mail after the SP1 Update
Windows Mail
Thanks Don,

I 'wrote' the tut after I joined in 2012, so I'm not certain the 2011 post still applies. There were many changes incorporated in the 'new' tut that might not cause the issue in the previous tut. I'm not sure, but endeavor tested this tut a lot.

Your post did remind me of another issue with Windows Update, I think you participated in trying to resolve that debacle. endeavor worked with a few members trying to identify the cause. I don' recall who gave the 'all clear' signal after a subsequent WU, but it had nothing to do with Winmail (basic HTML processing?).

Sorry I don't have the exact KBs, but they are here in the thread (recently about 6 - 12 mos ago). There are links to other threads, as well, where some testing and discussion took place,
Just a heads up on 'recent' WUs that break WinMail and that the issue is resolved with subsequent WUs - so keep applying what WU offers until WU offers no more (I hide Silverlight & Bing WUs).

See: A hidden Patch Tuesday gem: A Windows 7 hotfix rollup to cut down on the number of individual post SP1 update WUs. It's a pseudo Service Pack, MS just called it a rollup.

Bill
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