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Ex_Brit

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Maybe the Advanced Search isn't working properly but I can't find mention of anyone actually stating that they successfully got Windows Mail up and running in Windows 8 Release Preview. It's much the same method as with Windows 7 and, as I have no wish to use the Mail app as designed in Windows 8, was looking for the desktop-accessible method other than Outlook, so went searching online and came across this video: Install Windows Mail on Windows 8. - YouTube

I then followed the Windows 7 tutorial to enable the Windows Calendar link in Windows Mail and it all now works, except for one small thing, WM doesn't appear in default programs and I can't figure out how to wangle that.

Forgive me if I've missed something already published on these forums, but I failed to find it.

I'm beginning to feel less antagonistic towards Windows 8 now, except I still don't like the Metro-only choice for installing device drivers as I want some control over whether or not passkeys are used (as in BT keyboard for instance). But that's a whole other story.

Edit: Have managed to make WM the default after an extensive reading of this thread but read the whole thing as there are two registry fixes need and one is amended twice (warning - it's a long thread so read all posts): Solved Can't Make Windows Mail Default - Windows 7 Forums


 
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Ex_Brit

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I'd still be interested to hear if anyone else has it up and running.
 

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Mustang

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I used the method shown from the link you provided to try and get Windows Mail to work in Windows 7. It did enable it to run and open Windows Mail. However, whenever I saved an email to desktop, then opened it on the desktop, all it did was open the Windows Mail main folder, not the email itself.

Can you offer any help on that? Or is that method only for Windows 8?
 

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Ex_Brit

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Read my first post, last part, from Edit onwards.
 

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Mustang

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I followed the directions from the tutorial in the YouTube link in your initial post, and it all worked, except emails saved to the desktop wouldn't open. So I went to the tutorial in Windows 7 Forums and ran the WinMailEdit file from that tutorial and now emails saved to desktop do open OK. I didn't make it default because there were no other email clients. Would making it default have allowed reading of emails saved to desktop?
 

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Ex_Brit

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I believe so.
 

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bitmodule

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If the Metro Mail app had a search feature it would be perfect.
 

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fastfade

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In successfully installed Windows Mail using the Youtube link method. I also used the referenced Reg fixes to ensure it was my default mail. I'm happy to have my favorite email client back for Win8 use.
 

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phillbrett68

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i have tried all the said instructions in both forum and youtube and sadly winmail just does not want to start at all i much prefer winmail to windows live mail if someone has some step by step instructions id appreciate them ie step1 step2 step3 not confused instructions like on forums any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
 

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fastfade

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Did you obtain a copy of the msidcrl30.dll file (from Vista or Win7) & paste it in to the Windows8 System32 Folder. In Windows8 i took ownership of the Windows Mail Folder & replaced those files with the Vista Windows Mail files.
 

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well i had followed about 10 different sites that said to do different stuff after about 2 minutes following the wonderful information provided by ex_brit all up and running now just reimporting emails lol wonder how long thats going to take hours or days lol thanks for the website it did everything for me which is a good thing because then i did not have a chance to screw it up lol so thanks
 

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BruceMyers48

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I just did a search for windows mail and downloaded windows essential with it. It install just fine and I use it on my desktop like win 7
 

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vzlion

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I'm having the same problem as phillbret68 (post 10). And like him I'm having no luck in getting Windows Mail to work on my new Windows 8 Toshiba. The problem seem to be that the system keeps saying the msidcrl30.dll is not there. regsvr32 will not register it. Any suggections and help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Ex_Brit

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As an update to this thread since 8.1 was issued and for anyone's future reference. It appears that the format of the Windows Mail folder has changed in Windows 8.1 from that in Windows 8 although I can't be sure of that. All I know is, doing a recent new 8.1 installation, in addition to the Windows 7 Tutorial mentioned in post #11 above I had to replace the Windows Mail folder in Program Files with my Vista one in order get it all to work. Should anyone need the Vista version of the Windows Mail folder, I have stored both the x86 and x64 versions in my Cloud storage and you can PM me or post your email address here, munged of course to defeat spambots - xyz AT abc DOT com for instance. I will then give you the download link.

FYI the 7 Windows Calendar Tutorial works fine still for 7, 8 and 8.1 and I have also stored my Vista files, x86 & x64, that the tutorial asks for should anyone need those too.

I wont publish these links publicly because doing that could swamp the cloud servers and cause me to lose my account.
 
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