Win7 SP1 may not install if you did the Windows Mail hack

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Gary VanderMolen, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Has anyone else run into this?
    Windows 7 SP1 fails to install on an X64 OS version if the Windows Mail hack has been employed.
    I had no trouble installing SP1 on an X86 (32-bit) OS version which also had the Windows Mail hack.

    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP
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    Gary VanderMolen, Mar 13, 2011
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    Bruce Hagen Guest

    SP1 installed for me fine on 64-bit, but I had to replace the msoe.dll
    file to get WinMail working again. I did download SP1 from the Website,
    saved it and then installed it, but I doubt that would matter.
     
    Bruce Hagen, Mar 13, 2011
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  3. I tried it both with a downloaded copy of SP1 and via Windows Update,
    but it keeps failing with the error 0x80004005.

    More on the problem here:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...in-7-sp1/3f7e9818-3445-e011-9bac-78e7d160ad4e


    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP
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    "Bruce Hagen" wrote in message
    SP1 installed for me fine on 64-bit, but I had to replace the msoe.dll
    file to get WinMail working again. I did download SP1 from the Website,
    saved it and then installed it, but I doubt that would matter.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Mar 14, 2011
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    Kelly Greene Guest

    Please explain the Windows Mail hack. I can't stand the email program on W7.
     
    Kelly Greene, Mar 25, 2011
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    Kelly Greene Guest

    Where did you get the replacement msoe.dll from?
     
    Kelly Greene, Mar 25, 2011
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    Bruce Hagen Guest


    See your other post.
     
    Bruce Hagen, Mar 25, 2011
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    Kelly Greene Guest

    This (below) is my other post. So I have to download SP1 for 64 bit........
    I don't understand what you mean. What are you saying? I already put WM on
    my W7 machine in both folders under programs. ????????


    Where did you get the replacement msoe.dll from?
     
    Kelly Greene, Mar 26, 2011
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  8. Gary VanderMolen

    Bruce Hagen Guest


    I meant your other post in the "I Like Vista.....Not" thread with the
    exact same question. Here is my reply.

    First, you need access to a Vista machine.

    On the Win7 machine, find the "Windows Mail" folder in Program Files.
    Rename it to "OldWindows Mail" as a precaution.

    Using a Flash or CD, copy the "Windows Mail" folder in its entirety from
    the Vista machine.

    Go back to the Win7 machine and copy the "Windows Mail" from the Flash or
    CD to a location in Program Files.

    Open it and right click on the WinMail.exe file and send a shortcut to the
    Desktop. Done.


    An alternative.

    How to Reinstate Windows Mail in Windows 7
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/5481-windows-mail.html
     
    Bruce Hagen, Mar 26, 2011
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  9. I don't recommend it. Most likely due to that hack, I wound up
    having to do a two hour repair/reinstall of Windows 7, before
    I could install SP1.

    You are likely to run into some odd incompatibilities, if
    not now, then certainly in the future.

    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Mar 27, 2011
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    Kelly Greene Guest

    I did that but it wont open. Task manager says it's running but it doesn't
    open so can't be used. How do I get it to appear since it runs but cannot
    be seen anywhere?
     
    Kelly Greene, Apr 14, 2011
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    Kelly Greene Guest

    I don't know if it already has SP1 or not. I don't know where to look. It
    updates automatically. We haven't been able to find an email program we
    like better than WM. We've tried several and didn't like any of them.
     
    Kelly Greene, Apr 14, 2011
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  12. Control Panel > System
    That screen will tell you the version of Windows you have
    including the Service Pack level.

    I also liked Windows Mail, but reluctantly gave it up when
    I realized that over time it will become less and less compatible
    with Windows 7 and newer versions of IE. Sometimes you just
    have to bite the bullet. :)

    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP
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    "Kelly Greene" wrote in message

    I don't know if it already has SP1 or not. I don't know where to look. It
    updates automatically. We haven't been able to find an email program we
    like better than WM. We've tried several and didn't like any of them.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Apr 15, 2011
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    Kelly Greene Guest

    --

    Since there's no mention it updated to SP1, apparently it hasn't. It's set
    to auto-update.


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    Kelly Greene, Apr 19, 2011
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