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Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Marty, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Marty

    Marty Guest

    I am brand new to Windows 7 and WLM (version 2011), having previously used
    XP and Outlook Express.

    Does WLM have a help section? I've looked around at the various toolbars and
    can't see anything.
    Marty, Dec 18, 2012
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  2. Marty

    mac Guest

    "Marty" <> wrote in message
    news:t%Zzs.56723$...
    >I am brand new to Windows 7 and WLM (version 2011), having previously used
    >XP and Outlook Express.
    >
    > Does WLM have a help section? I've looked around at the various toolbars
    > and can't see anything.


    I don't have it fired up but the F1 key works in most programs.

    mac
    mac, Dec 18, 2012
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  3. Marty

    ..winston Guest

    "Marty" wrote in message news:t%Zzs.56723$...

    >

    I am brand new to Windows 7 and WLM (version 2011), having previously used
    XP and Outlook Express.

    Does WLM have a help section? I've looked around at the various toolbars and
    can't see anything.
    >


    Help is online.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-live/windows-essentials-help

    Looking for anything in particular ?

    If you are using any Windows Live Essentials 2011 program you will at some point in time in the foreseeable future see a prompt to
    upgrade to 2012 (the program has a hard-coded phone-home version checker and a program updater that operates independent of
    Windows/Microsoft update)

    --
    ....winston
    msft mvp
    ..winston, Dec 18, 2012
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  4. Marty

    Marty Guest

    Thanks to both of you. F1 goes to the same web page that was linked to. That
    page has a few answers, but it looks like the real help section is in a
    forum. I was hoping for a self-contained help section like was in Outlook
    Express. Oh well, probably cost cutting, something akin to eliminating paper
    owner manuals and putting them on CDs.

    I was not looking for anything in particular when I posted; just wanted to
    know if a help section existed.

    What is the feeling among people who answer questions as to whether a
    question should be asked here or on the forum?

    Also, Winston, about that prompt to upgrade to 2012, are you implying
    anything as to whether to do the upgrade or not?

    "..winston" wrote in message news:kaqkn8$j04$...

    "Marty" wrote in message news:t%Zzs.56723$...

    >

    I am brand new to Windows 7 and WLM (version 2011), having previously used
    XP and Outlook Express.

    Does WLM have a help section? I've looked around at the various toolbars and
    can't see anything.
    >


    Help is online.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-live/windows-essentials-help

    Looking for anything in particular ?

    If you are using any Windows Live Essentials 2011 program you will at some
    point in time in the foreseeable future see a prompt to
    upgrade to 2012 (the program has a hard-coded phone-home version checker and
    a program updater that operates independent of
    Windows/Microsoft update)

    --
    ....winston
    msft mvp
    Marty, Dec 19, 2012
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  5. Marty

    ..winston Guest

    "Marty" wrote in message news:J09As.22624$...
    >

    Thanks to both of you. F1 goes to the same web page that was linked to. That
    page has a few answers, but it looks like the real help section is in a
    forum. I was hoping for a self-contained help section like was in Outlook
    Express. Oh well, probably cost cutting, something akin to eliminating paper
    owner manuals and putting them on CDs.

    I was not looking for anything in particular when I posted; just wanted to
    know if a help section existed.

    What is the feeling among people who answer questions as to whether a
    question should be asked here or on the forum?

    Also, Winston, about that prompt to upgrade to 2012, are you implying
    anything as to whether to do the upgrade or not?
    >


    Feel free to ask it here...if a response is better served by the forum then folks (others and myself) might recommend asking in
    that location.

    Regarding the upgrade.
    - First, MSFT is fully aware of the operating system and version used (it phones home, is capable of being integrated with Windows
    Update/Microsoft Update)...and is hard coded to perform a version check and compare with the latest available version for the
    operating system in use and more importantly capable of connecting and downloading bits (without user permission), prompting to
    upgrade and locking out use until the upgrade is installed.
    - Note: *Without user permission* - Use and installation of the program agrees to the TOS (Terms of Use) thereby also agreeing to
    allow MSFT to upgrade any Essentials installed program.
    - Second, other builds of Windows Live Essentials have been deprecated in the past thus anything is possible (inability of use on a
    supported o/s unless current version)
    - Third -- Already a variety of Windows Live Essential 2011 components have been discontinued or will reach their end of life
    (Messenger Companion - gone; Live Mesh - cease to function in Jan 2013 in favor of SkyDrive; Live Messenger - discontinued in favor
    of Skype, cease to function sometime in the first quarter of 2013 for the entire planet except China). [ Note: the 2012 version
    does not include Messenger Companion or Live Mesh, but does include Live Messenger which will also be discontinued in favor of
    Skype in the 1st qtr. of 2013).

    Knowing the above...that means anything 2011 (or what's left of it) version could be forced to mandatory upgrade on the supported
    o/s (Vista, Win7, Win8). Mail is in kind of different arena since its primary design intent was to connect to using MSFT
    proprietary protocol - DeltaSync to Hotmail type accounts (Hotmail, Msn, Live, and Outlook.com) allowing one to replicate the web
    UI (Outlook.com fka Hotmail.com) folders, subfolders, and messages locally on the pc.....but that could change too.

    For my personal use.... I use Outlook for POP3 mail and Windows Live Mail 2012 for Hotmail type accounts. For the latter (WLM 12)
    I'd rather be using the most current available version on Win7 or Win8.

    --
    ....winston
    msft mvp
    ..winston, Dec 19, 2012
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