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Windows 7 & Windows Mail

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by David Pullan, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. David Pullan

    David Pullan Flightless Bird

    Hi, a little help with a problem please. I installed a clean copy of Windows
    7 a while ago but did not want to use Windows Live Mail, I wanted windows
    mail (from Vista). I managed to get this working OK but not exactly a proper
    installation. Everything seemed to work OK, all that is except when I click
    a mail link on a web page. I get "Could not perform this operation because
    the default mail client is not properly installed", I've had a look at the
    Default Programs but do not see a mail client listed (due I'm sure to the
    method of WM installation). Anyone know how I can get Windows Mail working
    when I click a web link? Any help appreciated.

    David P
     
  2. Chuck

    Chuck Flightless Bird

    Try manually setting the browser mail client to the mail package that
    you installed?


    On 4/15/2010 1:48 PM, David Pullan wrote:
    > Hi, a little help with a problem please. I installed a clean copy of
    > Windows
    > 7 a while ago but did not want to use Windows Live Mail, I wanted windows
    > mail (from Vista). I managed to get this working OK but not exactly a
    > proper
    > installation. Everything seemed to work OK, all that is except when I click
    > a mail link on a web page. I get "Could not perform this operation because
    > the default mail client is not properly installed", I've had a look at the
    > Default Programs but do not see a mail client listed (due I'm sure to the
    > method of WM installation). Anyone know how I can get Windows Mail working
    > when I click a web link? Any help appreciated.
    >
    > David P
    >
     
  3. David Pullan

    David Pullan Flightless Bird

    Hi Chuck, I tried that (Tools>General tab>Make default) but no joy, after
    changing "This application is NOT default Mail handler" to "This application
    is the default Mail handler" and OK'ing it I go back into it and it goes
    back to "This application is NOT default Mail handler".
    David P

    "Chuck" <cdknospam@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:yrIxn.154301$0N3.66093@newsfe09.iad...
    > Try manually setting the browser mail client to the mail package that you
    > installed?
    >
    >
    > On 4/15/2010 1:48 PM, David Pullan wrote:
    >> Hi, a little help with a problem please. I installed a clean copy of
    >> Windows
    >> 7 a while ago but did not want to use Windows Live Mail, I wanted windows
    >> mail (from Vista). I managed to get this working OK but not exactly a
    >> proper
    >> installation. Everything seemed to work OK, all that is except when I
    >> click
    >> a mail link on a web page. I get "Could not perform this operation
    >> because
    >> the default mail client is not properly installed", I've had a look at
    >> the
    >> Default Programs but do not see a mail client listed (due I'm sure to the
    >> method of WM installation). Anyone know how I can get Windows Mail
    >> working
    >> when I click a web link? Any help appreciated.
    >>
    >> David P
    >>

    >
     
  4. Paul H

    Paul H Flightless Bird

    Hey David,
    I also could not use Windows Live Mail so I pulled Windows Mail across from
    my old Vista laptop. Then I ran two files - "Windows Mail.reg" and "Windows
    Mail2.reg." that someone made available. Together, they solved every
    problem you describe. Windows Mail now runs like it belongs in W7. If you
    will Google "Windows Mail.reg" you will find a variety of places you can
    download these files from. They modify the registry, so you will receive
    many cautions. I ignored them and both files worked. Good luck. Let us
    know your results, here, please, to help others.
    Paul

    "David Pullan" <david.pullan@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:sDIxn.90968$3T3.88846@newsfe28.ams2...
    > Hi Chuck, I tried that (Tools>General tab>Make default) but no joy, after
    > changing "This application is NOT default Mail handler" to "This
    > application is the default Mail handler" and OK'ing it I go back into it
    > and it goes back to "This application is NOT default Mail handler".
    > David P
    >
    > "Chuck" <cdknospam@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:yrIxn.154301$0N3.66093@newsfe09.iad...
    >> Try manually setting the browser mail client to the mail package that you
    >> installed?
    >>
    >>
    >> On 4/15/2010 1:48 PM, David Pullan wrote:
    >>> Hi, a little help with a problem please. I installed a clean copy of
    >>> Windows
    >>> 7 a while ago but did not want to use Windows Live Mail, I wanted
    >>> windows
    >>> mail (from Vista). I managed to get this working OK but not exactly a
    >>> proper
    >>> installation. Everything seemed to work OK, all that is except when I
    >>> click
    >>> a mail link on a web page. I get "Could not perform this operation
    >>> because
    >>> the default mail client is not properly installed", I've had a look at
    >>> the
    >>> Default Programs but do not see a mail client listed (due I'm sure to
    >>> the
    >>> method of WM installation). Anyone know how I can get Windows Mail
    >>> working
    >>> when I click a web link? Any help appreciated.
    >>>
    >>> David P
    >>>

    >>

    >
     

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