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:
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
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