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New Update stops Windows Mail on Windows 7

Last response: in Windows 7
May 12, 2010 4:15:04 PM

Latest M/S Security Update (KB978542) appears to stop Windows Mail (which I took from Windows Vista) from opening. Any known cure for this?
a b $ Windows 7
May 12, 2010 8:25:57 PM

Bite the bullet and get an e-mail client that works with W7, Live Mail or Thunderbird from Mozila.
May 22, 2010 7:50:58 AM

I've changed a dll file to a lter version & it now works. As updates for WM sitting on Win 7 are unlikely, I'll try out other clients but so far all the usual ones don't appeal.
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May 29, 2010 12:23:18 PM

Windows Mail (NOT Windows LIVE Mail) continues to run perfectly now on four Windows 7 PC's that I personally know of & if anyone's running the 64-bit version, it'll run on that too (but requires a different dll). IMHO, way better than any other presently available E-Mail client including those mentioned above. It's a pity Microsoft are on off in another direction & wanting to encourage people to use their "Live Mail" which is the "pits" as far as I & my friends are concerned. M/S’s Outlook which is also good, is far to complicated for many even if they have Office installed. Incredimail is for the ladies & anyone else who likes frills & fancies all over the place. I don’t. Hardly suited for business use at all.
a b $ Windows 7
May 29, 2010 11:20:12 PM

Outlook isn't all that complicated... and it does have a lot of features that the free MS clients don't. It's much better to find a viable alternative that is fully compatible with Windows 7; as you've already found out, MS can break compatibility at any time and they will feel no obligation to fix it.