Migrate Vista Windows Mail o Win7

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  1. Aviator747

    Aviator747 MDL Novice

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    I tried migrating Vistas Windows Mail to my "Genuine" copy of Win 7. I follows the instructions from here: http://www.mydigitallife.net/2009/06/05/download-windows-mail-from-vista-for-use-in-windows-7/ I downloaded the files from the supplied link.

    When I try running winmail.exe it makes my pc run sluggish as heck, this is a core I7 920, and then sometimes says "Windows Mail could not be started because Msoe.dll could not be initialized".

    Now I kinda of deleted the Win 7 windows mail folder before I copied over the Vista mail folder. Could this be causing my issues? :D

    I also tried the reg files posted in that link.

    Thanks for any help. :)
     
  2. noyod

    noyod MDL Member

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    Considering that you did not follow the procedure as outlined in the article, it is possible that that's the cause of your problem. In my case, i followed exactly (except that backup...,etc. step) the suggested method, and i have no issues that came about. Nice program; better than outlook, and no hassles with windows live. Sorry, cannot offer any help that i know of.
     
  3. Aviator747

    Aviator747 MDL Novice

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    Would anyone be kind enough to supply me with the original files please? Yes, I should of just copied over top. There must be some extra files that it needs in there. I wish they would have just included the darn thing. All well.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. noyod

    noyod MDL Member

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    Now that you asked for the original files of windows mail in win7, i just remembered that these files are found in the <program files> directory in the <install.wim> file in the win7 rtm iso. You can extract the <windows mail> directory including all files within it, using 7zip or similar program.
     
  5. Aviator747

    Aviator747 MDL Novice

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    Perfect, I will give that a shot and let you know. It's just like the old win 98 *.cab days. ;)
     
  6. Aviator747

    Aviator747 MDL Novice

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    Well I don't know why it won't work for me. It tries hanging my system up badly. I extracted the Win 7 mail files put them back to their proper spot and then copied the Vista fils over top.

    I ran the Enable_Windows_Mail.reg and the mailclients.reg.
     
  7. Rick

    Rick MDL Novice

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    Keep original WinMail files from Win7 and replace msoe.dll with the one from Vista. Run WinMail.exe
     
  8. Aviator747

    Aviator747 MDL Novice

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    I tried this, Keep original WinMail files from Win7 and replace msoe.dll with the one from Vista. Run WinMail.exe Doesn't seem to work. Everything else I try results in WinMail.exe multiplying like mad and forcing me to hard reboot if I don't catch it fast enough.

    I am supposed to be using the Windows Mail folder in the Program Files folder, correct? Because there is also one in the Programs (x86) folder too. When I run winmail from the Programs folder it shows up as a 32 bit process.

    You would wonder why MS didn't jut make Windows Mail work properly to begin with, when all the files are there already. I had to show hidden files in order to see WinMail.exe.

    P.S

    What happened to the posting from someone else that had a different method?
     
  9. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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  11. Aviator747

    Aviator747 MDL Novice

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    Still no love for me. :( I did everything you said xinso. The winmail process stars x2 and it sits there looking stupid.
     
  12. Aviator747

    Aviator747 MDL Novice

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    I am starting to get used to Windows Live Mail. It just takes a little more work to configure to the way I like it. :D