Programs listed but not able to activate

I have a new Acer computer with windows 7 pro 64 bit. I am currently using Thunderbird but I really miss Outlook Express and the ability to do stationery. I understand that Windows Mail is the most like OE and it is listed in my programs but seems to be locked. Why are thos Microsoft programs listed but unavailable??
Sandi
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  1. Hi :)

    Windows mail will NOT work in 7.... Thunderbird is the nearest you will get to OE...

    All the best Brett :)
  2. You can try and download the latest version and reinstall them here:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-live/essentials-other-programs

    Windows Essentials 2012 requires the following:

    Operating system: 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 7, or 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 8 Release Preview, or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  3. nishihara said:
    You can try and download the latest version and reinstall them here:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-live/essentials-other-programs

    Windows Essentials 2012 requires the following:

    Operating system: 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 7, or 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 8 Release Preview, or Windows Server 2008 R2.



    Hi :)

    Wrong product... he wants an OFFLINE email program , not live mail...

    All the best Brett :)
  4. thanks to both of you for your responses. Guess I will concentrate on learning to like Thunderbird and hope Microsoft comes up with a better e-mail client in a year or two. Still wondering why they "tease" us by putting those things in the program on the start menu. :??:
    Sandi
  5. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    Wrong product... he wants an OFFLINE email program , not live mail...

    All the best Brett :)


    Hi,

    Actually it is not...just because it says Live does not make it online mail client. This is the former OE. You should try and install it and you will see it is an offline mail client.

    "Manage multiple email accounts, calendars, and your contacts, even when you're offline."

    Nish.
  6. +1^ Windows Live Mail is quite capable of working offline given that there is a "Work Offline" button right there on the Home ribbon.
  7. Actually I am interested in Windows Mail (most like OE) but I suppose I would not be able to get any support if I had problems.
    By the way I am a"she"
    Sandi
  8. SandiB2 said:
    Actually I am interested in Windows Mail (most like OE) but I suppose I would not be able to get any support if I had problems.
    By the way I am a"she"
    Sandi


    Although not direct support, there is help available through the Microsoft Answers community.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us
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