View Full Version : win mail working but not working

15-05-2010, 06:03 PM
i have windows 7 on my laptop,i didint like live mail so i put windows mail of vista onto win 7, which worked all good for the last 6 months ,but 2 days ago
it stopped working, well it gets new mail and says there is new mail down in the task bar down in the right by the clock but the program wont open,so i cant read any new mail,have done the ctrl alt delete and it says it is running
any ideas on how to get this running again or at least get my saved emails and address book etc

15-05-2010, 09:04 PM
What happens if you ctrl+Alt+Del, and shut it down then reopen it again ?

15-05-2010, 09:37 PM
absolutely nothing
well same as before says its running and will get mail but wont open to veiw them,
starting to pull my hair out as i have some important emails saved on there
and checking on one of my email(gmail) accounts they have been deleted of there

Speedy Gonzales
15-05-2010, 10:20 PM
Did you run all the registry files, since it doesnt normally work with Win7?

Speedy Gonzales
15-05-2010, 10:42 PM
You didnt run the hidden winmail.exe file in Win7 did you. Because even tho its there, it doesnt work (which is why its hidden)

15-05-2010, 10:48 PM
followed this


and has worked like a charm untill 2 days ago

16-05-2010, 12:08 AM
I can vouch for that - I have had Vista Windows mail on several customers PC's for quite a while, and they all work fine.

Mind you -- It as done differently As per these instructions (http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/06/05/download-windows-mail-from-vista-for-use-in-windows-7/) Copied the complete folder from a Vista PC.

(%SystemDrive%\Program Files\Windows Mail\ folder from Windows Vista system, including the MUI language pack folder.) Which contains several other files as well.

I have it on a workshop PC, using a Junk email account I have- No problems, its opened every other day.

Just thinking :nerd: about what may be the problem :confused:

Edited: Just a guess, but if it was done the way you linked, a recent update may have broken it, as some file may now not be available or has changed.

16-05-2010, 12:31 AM
Add to above: ( timer ran out)

Try searching for .eml file extension, that's what Windows Mail (vista) uses - so god knows where its stored by the method you linked - search for hidden files as well.

By any chance are you using Norton as a AV ?

Speedy Gonzales
16-05-2010, 01:04 AM
This (http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft-public-windows-vista-mail/491180-using-windows-mail-windows-ms-ruined.html) will be why windows mail stuffed up.

KB978542 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978542) which came out this week (Wednesday). By the looks of it, you'll have to either uninstall this update. Or copy the latest version of msoe.dll from vista (32 or 64 bit), depending on which version of Win7 you're using to fix it. If you dont have 32 or 64 bit vista, give me a yell / send me a PM. I'll send you a copy (let me know if you're using 32 or 64 bit)

16-05-2010, 09:26 AM
This (http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft-public-windows-vista-mail/491180-using-windows-mail-windows-ms-ruined.html) will be why windows mail stuffed up.

KB978542 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978542) which came out this week (Wednesday).
Thats the second update theat stuffs it then - I came across one months ago that would kill all the attachments not openable nor savable.

Why not just use a non-Microsoft email program, way less hassle.

Speedy Gonzales
16-05-2010, 10:22 AM
Its probably because its Windows Mail from Windows Vista.

Why MS said this in the update for Windows 7

[2]Windows Mail is an out-of-box component on this operating system that needs to be installed separately for the vulnerability to exist. I have no idea.

Because you cant actually install it separately (because it doesnt exist for Windows 7, MS should have said IF you copy Windows Mail from Vista).

Unless, Windows Mail DOES exist for Windows 7, but no one knows this

16-05-2010, 07:57 PM
thanks 4 ur help
all go now just copied moes.dll of my old vista lappey and am back in business again,
i was trying Thunderbird and incredible mail(what a joke) in the interim but its just not the same ,
i am all for change but this is one i just like and hate to loose,
any way its getting cold (19 degrees) so the misses wants the heater dug out of the closet, so must away
once again thanks, you are all worth your weight in gold

Speedy Gonzales
16-05-2010, 08:11 PM