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How to use Winmail on Windows 8.

  1. #121


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Actually with Win 10 I'm poking around rather blindly but am assuming it works similarly to Win 8.1 which I had before. The last time I put WinMail in an unconventional situation was here on my Win 7 which worked fine. I even got the Calendar working too. I don't recall ever having to register a .dll back then , but I was using the Tute in the Win 7 forums which is basically a batch file and not the Win 8 thread which talks about doing things the hard way.

    I'll investigate further.

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  2. #122


    Posts : 98
    Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by stiffler View Post
    i did this:
    Thank you for the error message, the rest you just copy/pasted from my post #1 and that does not tell me you actually understood or did it correctly though. That error will only appear if you did not do it correctly. Also your signature indicates you only have Win7 and this is a Win8 forum and you don't give any other information of what you have all of which is important. I am fully truly being respectful when I say this, but installing this WinMail hack is for self-reliant persons who have an Above Average Understanding of computer functioning (having backups of their OS and everything) Before they make any changes like this. Having said that, installing WM takes less than a few minutes, of course the harder part is the normal setting-up of email clients which takes longer.

    When it comes to using or installing WinMail on Win8 (and especially Win10) it is not supported, which means either you have the abilities to do it, and be self-reliant, or you should not do it at all. I am personally not offering support for it and especially have no time to do that, sorry - I've only taken the time to outline in post #1 how to do it for techies, which again only take a few minutes to have the 'basics' done and be able to start WinMail up, but then to finish the rest of normal client setup takes a little more time.
    Last edited by endeavor; 06 Aug 2017 at 09:52.
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  3. #123


    Posts : 98
    Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    Actually with Win 10 I'm poking around rather blindly but am assuming it works similarly to Win 8.1 which I had before. The last time I put WinMail in an unconventional situation was here on my Win 7 which worked fine. I even got the Calendar working too. I don't recall ever having to register a .dll back then , but I was using the Tute in the Win 7 forums which is basically a batch file and not the Win 8 thread which talks about doing things the hard way.

    I'll investigate further.
    Hi Peter,
    I know you have been around a long time and are a techie, and you in years past have given your time as a moderator at other forums.
    You and I have had many conversations about WinMail throughout the years.
    You've had WinMail setup on Win8 for so long you probably forgotten how you even did it by now.
    You know that doing WinMail on 8 (or 10) is definitely different than Windows 7, its different than the tut over at the Seven forum and you can't do it the same way! A few years ago I created post #1 in this thread how to do it. I still edit my post as time goes on which is self-explanatory, ...but it's really easy for a person of your understanding to do - but there's no way around it, you have to do it the new way. All the information how to do it is on the first post of this thread.
    Last edited by endeavor; 06 Aug 2017 at 09:54.
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  4. #124


    Posts : 4
    win 7


    it worked now just used my original win 7 mail folder.
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  5. #125


    Posts : 98
    Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by stiffler View Post
    it worked now just used my original win 7 mail folder.
    ..and that's what the instructions said to do right

    Good Job stiffler!

    I love it when people figure out how to do it themselves
    ...especially when I spent so much time to detail it Here
    Last edited by endeavor; 06 Aug 2017 at 09:55. Reason: link
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  6. #126


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 687
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Deleted and thanks.. The Tutorial Search here can trick you unless you read the top line for which forum.....thanks again.
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  7. #127


    Posts : 98
    Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)


    Thank you! Peter!
    You can even delete your last one too, if you want.

    fyi:
    Always go to post #1 for the latest info, and is the only one I will keep current, and yes it is to re-instate WinMail on Windows 8, and yes it works for Windows 10 too - as of today anyway
    Last edited by endeavor; 06 Aug 2017 at 09:56. Reason: link
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  8. #128


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 687
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    OK, got it working just fine. I also got the Calendar link working. For that simply follow the 7 Tute from the Task manager part onwards (no need for the prior part as WinCal already exists in Windows 10). But note for that part you do need a copy of a Vista XML file (see post #35 on Seven Forums)
    Last edited by Ex_Brit; 06 Aug 2015 at 15:34.
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  9. #129


    Posts : 2
    windows 10


    Hi endeaver, I've had no problems getting WM onto many Windows 7 PC's but I'm stuck on getting WM onto my newly installed Windows 10. All the files I've put in the new folder (with Take Ownership) are there & correct as far as I know & I've run the reg file you've given but I'm still getting the message "This app cannot run on this system" message. Could you offer any advice. Most appreciated if you will & thanks in advance.
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  10. #130


    Posts : 98
    Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)


    Hi david,

    Yes I've seen that error before but it's only because you have not followed/done the directions correctly.

    I will sincerely and respectfully say the same thing I've said before similar to posts 122 & 123 above
    (notice they finally succeeded though)
    Last edited by endeavor; 06 Aug 2017 at 10:00.
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