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Windows Mail in W7 - need registry changes again

  1. #1


    Paul H Guest

    Windows Mail in W7 - need registry changes again

    When I installed Windows 7 on my laptop, I also moved my Windows Mail to it.
    I was provided with 2 patches to make it run correctly. I applied the 1st
    one, but not the 2nd (I don't remember why). I have been using Windows Mail
    successfully for months now, with annoying limitations. Does anyone have
    the link to those patches so I can download them again. I think they made
    changes to the registry. TIA, Paul


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  2. #2


    Gary VanderMolen [MVP] Guest

    Re: Windows Mail in W7 - need registry changes again

    This is the procedure that worked for me:
    1. Rename the C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\ directory in Win7 to something else.
    2. Copy that same-named directory (including its files) from a working Vista
    computer and paste it to the Win7 computer.
    3. Create a new shortcut from the WinMail.exe file.

    Then after Windows Mail is installed on Windows 7, apply the two
    registry fixes mentioned here:
    http://www.sevenforums.com/software/...tml#post309014

    Those registry fixes are only needed if you want Windows Mail to handle
    all the default mail protocols. The fixes aren't needed to get basic mail
    functionality.

    Be aware that future Windows Updates may render WM inoperable in
    Windows 7, as will running SFC.exe. For that reason I recommend also
    installing Windows Live Mail, so you will have an immediate fallback
    if WM fails.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
    Microsoft MVP Program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


    "Paul H" <NoSpamphobergNoSpam@newsgroup> wrote in message news:%23w4e7FewKHA.812@newsgroup

    > When I installed Windows 7 on my laptop, I also moved my Windows Mail to it.
    > I was provided with 2 patches to make it run correctly. I applied the 1st
    > one, but not the 2nd (I don't remember why). I have been using Windows Mail
    > successfully for months now, with annoying limitations. Does anyone have
    > the link to those patches so I can download them again. I think they made
    > changes to the registry. TIA, Paul
    >

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  3. #3


    Ronc Guest

    Re: Windows Mail in W7 - need registry changes again

    Check out this link for the full story with all the fixes:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...tml#post533107

    "Paul H" <NoSpamphobergNoSpam@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:%23w4e7FewKHA.812@newsgroup

    > When I installed Windows 7 on my laptop, I also moved my Windows Mail to
    > it. I was provided with 2 patches to make it run correctly. I applied the
    > 1st one, but not the 2nd (I don't remember why). I have been using
    > Windows Mail successfully for months now, with annoying limitations. Does
    > anyone have the link to those patches so I can download them again. I
    > think they made changes to the registry. TIA, Paul

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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