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  1.    03 Dec 2015 #1
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    Windows live mail on Win 10


    Have just got laptop with Win 10 preinstalled . Found its mail program USELESS . No contacts etc etc . Decided to install Live mail . Downloaded the file from MS ( 2012 version ) hit install but it just sits there with blue circle going round and round . Can any one help me install Windows live mail on my laptop. Is Live Mail compatible ? As you can see I am not good with computer phrases so instructions in an idiots language would be good.

    Sid
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  2.    03 Dec 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsid View Post
    Have just got laptop with Win 10 preinstalled . Found its mail program USELESS . No contacts etc etc . Decided to install Live mail . Downloaded the file from MS ( 2012 version ) hit install but it just sits there with blue circle going round and round . Can any one help me install Windows live mail on my laptop. Is Live Mail compatible ? As you can see I am not good with computer phrases so instructions in an idiots language would be good.

    Sid
    Windows Live Mail is absolutely compatible with Windows 10.

    I am using it since Windows 7, then Win8/8.1, then Insider Previews, then Windows 10 RTM.
    I am not sure why you ran into trouble installing it.

    Just one question.............................. Did you use the Microsoft website ?
    Here is the link to install Windows Essentials which include many programs, one of which is Windows live Mail.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/essentials
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  3.    03 Dec 2015 #3
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    Thanks for response . Yes I did use MS site for download .
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  4.    03 Dec 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsid View Post
    Thanks for response . Yes I did use MS site for download .
    This is not a solution for you. Just a curious question.
    When you began to install Windows Essentials, were you asked to install a Net Framework first ?
    I always let it go ahead and install the net framework, then resumed installing WE.
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  5.    03 Dec 2015 #5
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    Never got that far it just sits there !!
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  6.    03 Dec 2015 #6
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    verify your download - should be 130MB for the setup file

    the web-setup is 1.18MB and has to download the 130MB file
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  7.    03 Dec 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsid View Post
    Never got that far it just sits there !!
    No. I meant before you began installing Windows Essentials.

    Why don't you start it over.
    Check the Programs and Features. If Windows Essentials is listed, right cick, click Uninstall.
    Go back to the download site and start fresh.
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  8.    03 Dec 2015 #8
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    Sorry davishk !! Will do that .
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  9.    03 Dec 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    verify your download - should be 130MB for the setup file

    the web-setup is 1.18MB and has to download the 130MB file
    Think you might have something there as in downloads it is only showing s file of 180 Kb

    Have just been called out so will get back again tomorrow . And thanks .
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  10.    03 Dec 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsid View Post
    Have just got laptop with Win 10 preinstalled . Found its mail program USELESS . No contacts etc etc . Decided to install Live mail . Downloaded the file from MS ( 2012 version ) hit install but it just sits there with blue circle going round and round . Can any one help me install Windows live mail on my laptop. Is Live Mail compatible ? As you can see I am not good with computer phrases so instructions in an idiots language would be good.


    Sid
    Marsid,

    Windows Live mail will require dotnet 3.5 to work correctly, so make sure you do enable dotnet framework 3.5 in "Turn program features on/off" to enable it. After that go proceed install Windows live mail.
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