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How to reinstate WinMail onto Windows 8 or Windows 10


endeavor

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Hello endeavor,
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I haven't explained the bug with progress panel in details, sorry.
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It's not a bug per-sey really, it's how MS coded it. Also, your reg is simply deleting the s/r spooler dialog position folder key, and that's what keeps memory of where you want to have that informational s/r GUI box located on the screen when you click s/r.
..iow, I always dragged/adjusted the same GUI right to the bottom middle of the screen, I like and prefer it that way, I don't want to change it. I also want my s/r dialog Always Opened (expanded) because I like to look at it going though all the accounts I have, and is why I like to specifically bottom center it to fit!
Now you can delete that folder key all you want, but on every WinMail start it will rewrite itself anew; although you're right it will be minimized until you click the Details tab, or, an Error happens in an s/r function ..but whichever happens first it sticks.
It's not that it just stops it from minimizing because of an account message error though, but also if you prefer, like I do, if you select to click the Details button and expand it, and that also will from then on, leave it expanded and also prevent it from going back to the minimized state. Honestly I actually prefer it that way and as I said, I don't want to put it back.
..Just now checking my Vista tower and boot her up, LoL, it's the same behavior on Vista too, and see I already had it set for that s/r dialog box to be expanded so many years ago to be open full there too.
I also booted to and checked Win7/8/10 and they All have the same happening.
So, it's not something that needs to be fixed really; however if you like to have yours minimized that's perfectly fine, then just delete the SpoolerDlgPos every time you click Details or get an error, and be happy :)

About the language files, I've already spent the time and answered your question in post #498, in detail, and yet you've not acknowledge that post in any way... :eek:

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...and about the msidcrl30.dll, I've already answered that question before to others and in my original post. Yes you can put it to the Programs folder, but as I said, it's originally pointed/coded to the System32 folder and that's where I am going to leave it, and why would I want to change it there's no point. It came from there in Vista, and it stays there here, and as far as you saying it's excessive, I would say it's excessive not to put it where it belongs, and there's no need for me to test that any further. ;)
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However, it is nice to know that for those who don't like to have that S/R GUI always expanded, that there is a way to keep it minimized, even if at least it's only till the next error or Details tab click; but then now, if you want it back minimized just merge the reg, and so for that, nice find, and thank you Slavic!
 
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Hi Everyone,
Just updated to new machine with Windows 10 Pro for Workstations and Server 2019 (1809) dual boot.
Everything is working fine with winmail.exe and my backup from Server 2012R2.
Thanks for your continuing support.
Now I'm on to winhlp32.exe for those old applications that have rtf-based help.
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Cassius22

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Hi Everyone,
Just updated to new machine with Windows 10 Pro for Workstations and Server 2019 (1809) dual boot.
Everything is working fine with winmail.exe and my backup from Server 2012R2.
Thanks for your continuing support.
Now I'm on to winhlp32.exe for those old applications that have rtf-based help.
Regards,
Mike
 

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Cassius22

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Hello everyone,
perhaps someone can help me regarding Windows Mail (winmail.exe) on Windows 10.
After a lot of hours and having read many proposals I succeeded in activating Windows Mail on
Windows 10 Pro. But there is still an awful bug. I cannot open the window for the email accounts.
When I click on this button nothing happens. Is there anybody who is able to tell me how to solve this problem?
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Hi Cassius,
>>When I click on this button....
What button?
Do you mean when you choose menu item Tools/Accounts..., that no dialog appears?
accounts.jpg
If you can't access above dialog, not sure I know what's going on unless you did not put last patches in for Win10.
 

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endeavor

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Hello Cassius22 and welcome to the Eight Forums

...there is still an awful bug
There is no bug at all like that all, if done correctly.

...After a lot of hours and having read many proposals
Hopefully you did not combine other methods from elsewhere, with the one here?

You need to provide Much Better information and details including screenshots if necessary.
For instance you don't even say which specific build of Win10 are you using? ..and it matters!

I can not even imagine what you did to cause the Accounts button not to open, if that is really what you mean? I've never even heard of that one yet.

Have you only used the files and reg's from post 1 (or 2 if appropriate) or did you also use and mix other methods?
Do you have any other email clients installed at the same time?

This tutorial is only for advanced computer users, all others should not even attempt please, thank you.
If you have the ability and understand, then following the instructions properly you will Always succeed.

Delete all the files you installed and start over, unfortunately though if you installed improper registry information not meant for your setup, unless you have backups to revert to, then this is just one reason of many why I say this is for advanced users; but you'll need to remove them by a restore method one way or the other.

If WinMail is installed on a 'fresh' Win10 OS, then any version or build when installed correctly using Post 1 (also do Post 2 for newer builds) ..it will work every single time, tested and proven thousands of times.

Thank you, and please let us know how you finally resolved your problem.
 
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Hi,
my system was an upgraded Windows 7. It definitely did not work. I deleted everything and installed
Windows 10 Pro from a DVD (2016). Now it went very easily. I used the Windows Mail x64 Folder from
Windows 7, added ACCTRES.dll, MSIDCRL30.dll and WinMailEdit.reg. And that was it. Winmail.exe startet instantly on Windows 10. Even the window for the email accounts opened now. Although Winmail works completely in German the account window shows everything in English. Seems to be a special issue, but is no problem for me. Now I am happy with it and have no further questions.
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endeavor

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Thank you for coming back and letting us know.
Even if using an upgrade from Win7 to Win10, you would have to complete all the same steps in the tutorial, but it would still work.
However imho a fresh Win10 install is always preferred if one can tolerate the longer reinstalling process.
Sounds like you are using Win10 pre v1709 and so that only requires the steps on Post #1. If you applied post #2 steps though then it would break it.
It sounds like you did not use the attachment files but used your own, that's fine but you won't have a functional Tools> Options> Advanced tab, etc.
You'll have to stop it from upgrading past v1709 or it will break what you have though, and each major update will break WinMail and to fix it you'll have to do the proper steps in the tutorial again.
fwiw, you can also bring your complete previous message store and account setup with you from your x64 Win7 setup.
All of this is above is Completely outlined in Post 1 (incl spoilers) & Post 2

Actually I was going to collect all the files necessary for each language and offer them up in Post #3 with instructions, but since WinMail is slowly winding down I just never followed through with it and have no immediate plans to that now; I only speak English so never had a need myself.

I'm happy for you Cassius to have it working, nice job.
 
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uruguayo

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Good morning and thank you very much for everything here, it was helpful.
But I have a question.
How do I put the program into Spanish? I will appreciate it a lot.

Greetings.
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edit_1:
I got the Spanish files but when I start it gives an error, I suppose it must be something in the registry (.REG) that is missing.

I speak of the folder es-ES (msoeres.dll.mui, WinMail.exe.mui) inside Winmail and the file (acctres.dll.mui) that goes in System32 / es-ES
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edit_2:
I managed to walk in Spanish, it is not the same version of aca (win7), it is Windows Vista but it works.

Greetings.
 
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