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How can I reinstall Windows Mail

T

tigar

#1
I am running Vista Home Premium 32 bit. Windows Mail was removed because I
was using Outlook. Something happened to the Outlook install and after much
effort to reinstall Outlook I am giving up and want to try reinstalling Mail
but don't see a way on the DVD to do that without going through the Vista
install. Is there a way to just install Mail?
 

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Gary VanderMolen

#2
It is not possible to uninstall Windows Mail.
Go to C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe, right-click on it
and select Create Shortcut.

Gary VanderMolen

"tigar" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
>I am running Vista Home Premium 32 bit. Windows Mail was removed because I
> was using Outlook. Something happened to the Outlook install and after much
> effort to reinstall Outlook I am giving up and want to try reinstalling Mail
> but don't see a way on the DVD to do that without going through the Vista
> install. Is there a way to just install Mail?
 

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T

tigar

#3
Thanks, Gary. You are exactly right. I must have only deleted the shortcut. I
feel like such a newbe.

"Gary VanderMolen" wrote:

> It is not possible to uninstall Windows Mail.
> Go to C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe, right-click on it
> and select Create Shortcut.
>
> Gary VanderMolen
>
> "tigar" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> >I am running Vista Home Premium 32 bit. Windows Mail was removed because I
> > was using Outlook. Something happened to the Outlook install and after much
> > effort to reinstall Outlook I am giving up and want to try reinstalling Mail
> > but don't see a way on the DVD to do that without going through the Vista
> > install. Is there a way to just install Mail?

>
>
>
 

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G

Gary VanderMolen

#4
Glad to have been of service.

Gary VanderMolen

"tigar" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> Thanks, Gary. You are exactly right. I must have only deleted the shortcut. I
> feel like such a newbe.
>
> "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
>
>> It is not possible to uninstall Windows Mail.
>> Go to C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe, right-click on it
>> and select Create Shortcut.
>>
>> Gary VanderMolen
>>
>> "tigar" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
>> >I am running Vista Home Premium 32 bit. Windows Mail was removed because I
>> > was using Outlook. Something happened to the Outlook install and after much
>> > effort to reinstall Outlook I am giving up and want to try reinstalling Mail
>> > but don't see a way on the DVD to do that without going through the Vista
>> > install. Is there a way to just install Mail?

>>
>>
>>
 

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S

Steve Cochran

#5
The shortcut gets hidden. Go to Control Panel | Default Programs and then
set WinMail default there and I think that will unhide the shortcut.

steve

"tigar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Thanks, Gary. You are exactly right. I must have only deleted the
> shortcut. I
> feel like such a newbe.
>
> "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
>
>> It is not possible to uninstall Windows Mail.
>> Go to C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe, right-click on it
>> and select Create Shortcut.
>>
>> Gary VanderMolen
>>
>> "tigar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>> >I am running Vista Home Premium 32 bit. Windows Mail was removed because
>> >I
>> > was using Outlook. Something happened to the Outlook install and after
>> > much
>> > effort to reinstall Outlook I am giving up and want to try reinstalling
>> > Mail
>> > but don't see a way on the DVD to do that without going through the
>> > Vista
>> > install. Is there a way to just install Mail?

>>
>>
>>
 

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R

R. C. White, MVP

#6
Hi, Tigar.

>> >Windows Mail was removed because I
>> > was using Outlook.


FYI - and for newbies who may be reading along <g>: Outlook and Windows
Mail happily coexist. No need to uninstall either of them. As I'm sure you
know, Outlook is sold separately from Windows/Vista (often as part of the
Office suite). Windows Mail is an integral part of Vista and cannot (by
mere mortals) be removed or separately installed.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
[email protected]
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail desktop beta in Vista Ultimate x64)

"tigar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Thanks, Gary. You are exactly right. I must have only deleted the
> shortcut. I
> feel like such a newbe.
>
> "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
>
>> It is not possible to uninstall Windows Mail.
>> Go to C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe, right-click on it
>> and select Create Shortcut.
>>
>> Gary VanderMolen
>>
>> "tigar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>> >I am running Vista Home Premium 32 bit. Windows Mail was removed because
>> >I
>> > was using Outlook. Something happened to the Outlook install and after
>> > much
>> > effort to reinstall Outlook I am giving up and want to try reinstalling
>> > Mail
>> > but don't see a way on the DVD to do that without going through the
>> > Vista
>> > install. Is there a way to just install Mail?
 

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S

Steve Cochran

#7
Yeah, but Outlook is doing its thing again: www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#13

steve

"R. C. White, MVP" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Hi, Tigar.
>
>>> >Windows Mail was removed because I
>>> > was using Outlook.

>
> FYI - and for newbies who may be reading along <g>: Outlook and Windows
> Mail happily coexist. No need to uninstall either of them. As I'm sure
> you know, Outlook is sold separately from Windows/Vista (often as part of
> the Office suite). Windows Mail is an integral part of Vista and cannot
> (by mere mortals) be removed or separately installed.
>
> RC
> --
> R. C. White, CPA
> San Marcos, TX
> [email protected]
> Microsoft Windows MVP
> (Running Windows Live Mail desktop beta in Vista Ultimate x64)
>
> "tigar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Thanks, Gary. You are exactly right. I must have only deleted the
>> shortcut. I
>> feel like such a newbe.
>>
>> "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
>>
>>> It is not possible to uninstall Windows Mail.
>>> Go to C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe, right-click on it
>>> and select Create Shortcut.
>>>
>>> Gary VanderMolen
>>>
>>> "tigar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>> >I am running Vista Home Premium 32 bit. Windows Mail was removed
>>> >because I
>>> > was using Outlook. Something happened to the Outlook install and after
>>> > much
>>> > effort to reinstall Outlook I am giving up and want to try
>>> > reinstalling Mail
>>> > but don't see a way on the DVD to do that without going through the
>>> > Vista
>>> > install. Is there a way to just install Mail?

>
 

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