Windows 10: Windows Live Email

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  1.    25 Jan 2018 #1

    Windows Live Email

    All of a sudden my Windows Live email opens up automatically when I turn on my
    computer. I have check all over my PC for auto starting, such as Startup folder, Task Manager,
    and services. I cannot find any where that my Email should be starting up automatically....
    Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. I know that WLM does not have support any longer,
    however I really like it and am not ready to change to Thunderbird or any other email program.
    Thanks for any help.
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  2. Posts : 7,474
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       25 Jan 2018 #2

    Hi Ron.

    If you exited Live mail, then shutdown, does it restart?

    Have a look at this.

    Add Shut down Context Menu in Windows 10

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  3. Posts : 10,699
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       25 Jan 2018 #3

    Try looking in either
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    or C:\Users\The User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    Also, make sure you close WLM before you shutdown or restart.
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  4.    25 Jan 2018 #4

    Windows Live Mail

    Thanks both of you. HOWEVER, I have tried those and have not found any way that WLM should start
    up when I turn on my computer, and I always turn off any running programs before shutting down at night.
    I am at a loss !!
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  5. Posts : 7,474
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       25 Jan 2018 #5

    Okay lets try this.

    Hold shift key down and then click shutdown. This gives you a fresh copy of Windows when you power on.
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  6.    25 Jan 2018 #6

    Windows Live Mail

    Thanks Caledon Ken,
    I will certainly do this when I shut down. But in regards to WLM auto starting, It does not do it ALL THE TIME.
    I'm not so sure that a Windows update did something???? Who knows? I plan to shut down in a minute. Will let
    you know what happens.
    Thanks again
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  7. Posts : 10,699
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       25 Jan 2018 #7

    You can also go to Programs and Features, Uninstall a program and find Windows Essentials, click on it then click on Uninstall/change at the top. When it starts it will ask whether you want to uninstall or repair it. Try the repair and see if that will correct the problem.
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  •    25 Jan 2018 #8

    Windows Live Mail

    Well I shut down WITHOUT holding down shift key and WLM started up automatically.
    Then I shut down holding the shift key and WLM did not start up automatically.
    Three things
    1: do I have to hold shift key from now on ?
    2:Or is there a fix?
    3: still don't know why it does auotstart.
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  •    25 Jan 2018 #9

    Windows Live Mail

    I could try to "repair" or "change" however since Microsoft has stopped support for WLM, I would
    rather not try anything to it, just in case...
    Oh well, I guess I can live with the shift key.
    Perhaps ,who knows maybe it will correct itself in time ????
    Again thanks
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  • Posts : 7,474
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       25 Jan 2018 #10

    Holding the shift key down prevents Windows Fast Startup from engaging.

    You could disable this feature.

    Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10

    I would not be expecting a fix for an unsupported product. That said patches get patched.

    Last edited by Caledon Ken; 25 Jan 2018 at 12:23.
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