"Fuzzy John" <donot@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:ewtwKUtgJHA.5844@xxxxxx
> IE8 in Windows 7 does not show the defaults as earlier versions of IE did.
> However it will take you to where you set the defaults.
> There, to me, it looks like everything is set correctly.
> By the way, "mailto" doesn't work either. When I click on a "mailto" link I
> get a message that the mail client was not installed properly.
What about just entering mailto: in the IE Address bar?
> So far I did at least 5 CLEAN installations of Windows 7 followed by Windows Live, all
> with the same results.
Try some diagnosis?
In a cmd window what do you get from this command pipeline:
ftype | find /I "mail"
or in particular what do you see after entering just:
BTW note that you could try simulating that action by copying
the command it implies into your Run... dialog (Win-R)
and trying to execute it. Just delete any parameter strings
(e.g. %1) if necessary. (I don't think it should be necessary
but it might help.) Doing that might give you different symptoms
or more insight on the ones that you are already getting.
Also, you could try tracing the execution with ProcMon
(assuming that still works in W7. <w>)