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Solved Windows 8.1 and Windows Live Mail 2012 Problems

Bobi Perry

New Member
I bought a Gateway laptop in June 2013, with Windows 8 installed and Outlook Mail.
Since I like to have the latest of everything, I immediately downloaded the Windows 8.1 update that was offered.

That worked great and I loved it. Then I decided to download Windows Live Mail 2012, since I have 4 different email accounts and really didn't like the Mail program that came with the computer. After that it was one problem after another. I even asked questions in these Forums, can't find the original post. I tried hundreds of different solutions and some worked for a while, some didn't. I uninstalled/reinstalled Windows Live Mail 2012 a countless number of times.

I got very tired of all that and noticed my laptop was very sluggish. So, I decided to do the Recovery back to factory settings with all my files left intact.

It was work, but it was worth the effort. I've come to the conclusion that my update to 8.1 and Windows Live Mail 2012 were incompatible.

I am now using Windows 8 and Windows Live Mail 2012 with no problem at all. The laptop is working as fast as when I originally got it.

Suffice it to say, newer is not always better!! I'll stick with Windows 8, so I can get and read my email when I wish.

Just an FYI for any of you that might have had similar problems.:dinesh:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway NE51B19u

adamf

Banned
Not at all. I use Windows Live Mail 2012 and 8.1 and it works perfectly fine. It also worked fine on Windows 8 and 7 (although perhaps it wasn't 2012 at that point)

Perhaps you fixed something else by mistake :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    MacBook Pro Core2Duo
    CPU
    T7600
    Memory
    3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon X1600
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Internal
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 800
    Hard Drives
    40GB
    Keyboard
    Apple
    Mouse
    Apple
    Internet Speed
    Varies
    Browser
    Various
    Antivirus
    Defender

davehc

New Member
Pro User
What were the problems? You don't get into detail.

The three other posts you have contributed, so far, were on another subject. Was it possibly on another forum?

Like Adamf, I am having absolutely no problems with Live Mail on Windows 8.1
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Use several different computers during a day, so specs are irrelevant.

adamf

Banned
It is pretty good actually.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    MacBook Pro Core2Duo
    CPU
    T7600
    Memory
    3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon X1600
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Internal
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 800
    Hard Drives
    40GB
    Keyboard
    Apple
    Mouse
    Apple
    Internet Speed
    Varies
    Browser
    Various
    Antivirus
    Defender

antspants

I'm on a Horse ...
Pro User
I have windows live mail, I have win 8.1, I have 6 dif email accounts linked to it, 5 online hotmail, outlook and live mail, I also have a pop mail account in it.

Works perfectly
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    0i812
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K LGA1150
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 1866MH
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Crappy GeForce GT 640 2GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    I haz lollies ..
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x LG / 2 x Samsung 21 Inch
    Screen Resolution
    Crispy
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 EVO (OS / Other)
    1 x Kingston 120G HyperX SSD (Swap)
    3 x Seagate SATA III 2TB Barracuda (Data Drives)
    1 x Seagate SATA III 1TB Barracuda (Media to XBox)
    1 x W/Digital SATA II 300G VelociRaptor (Image)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500w
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 White Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    Logitech G700 / Logitech T650 Touchpad Thingy
    Internet Speed
    ADSL 2+ (Australian version ... lol)
    Browser
    All of them
    Antivirus
    Nortons IS
    Other Info
    This one time at band camp ...

Bobi Perry

New Member
I'm glad you have not had the problems I did.
As I said, this was a problem I had and possibly others had it, too.
It might have something to do with where my 8.1 update came from.
Anyway, everything is working fine now. I like both Windows 8 and Windows Live Mail 2012.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway NE51B19u

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