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Windows 7: SP1 vs Windows Mail hack.

01 Mar 2011   #1

Windows Home Premium 64bit
SP1 vs Windows Mail hack.

Not sure, but this may help someone having problems installing SP1.
After several failed attempts to install SP1 (followed many ideas in forum) I finally saw a post here that said that if you cannot get a clean run of SFC you will never be able to install SP1.
Well I could not get a clean SFC after several runs, so bit the bullet and did a clean install, installed all updates including SP1. Ya Hoo.
Ran SFC after each program reload - all clean. I then reinstalled the Windows Mail hack and got it all running fine. The next SFC failed. Oops.
Checked the CBS log and sure enough it could not repair the hacked version of MSOE.dll.
I temporarily installed the original msoe.dll back into the WindowsMail directory and re-ran SFC. Still fails with same errors.??? Perhaps the hacked registry changes are getting in the way.
Oh well. I like Windows Mail so its staying. If another SP comes along, I will just revert back to an Image of Pre-Windows Mail install then do updates.
Cheers all

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01 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64 & Mac OS X 10.7

If you like Windows Mail, you'll love Windows Live Mail, which is more supported and won't require this registry hack, it's part of Windows Live Essentials 2011 which is well integrated with Windows 7.
Windows Live Essentials 2011 - Download free Microsoft programs
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01 Mar 2011   #3

Windows Home Premium 64bit

Checking it out right now. So far it looks good to me. Since I built a Windows 7 machine for my daughter and set it up identical to mine (including the Windows Mail hack), it looks like I will have to reload hers from scratch too. Too bad I cannot figure out how to reverse the Windows Mail hack. She lives 2 hours away and a total reload and setup would takes about 5 hrs. Oh well, live and learn.
Thanks for your comments
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02 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Someone else had a thread about this "hack" recently, and it always leaves me scratching my head. Windows Live Mail 2011 is such an improvement, and even allows me to sync my calendar and contacts across three systems, just like an Exchange setup would. I honestly can't figure out why people are so terrified of it.
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