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  1.    11 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot

    Update for Windows Live Essentials Mail 2012 (KB3093594) kills WLM


    Have been using this program for months now on windows 10 32 bit, and I get an email saying that MS are making changes to Outlook servers and to patch WLM 2012 and a download link.

    I applied the patch and now after a few seconds of being open WLM 2012 crashes while updating the calendar.

    Anyone know a fix for this? I have taken the patch off by repairing Windows essentials 2012 from the Programs and features dialog, but anyone know why this patch causes WLM to crash after a few seconds?

    Tim
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  2.    11 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
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    Repaired WLM 2012 through Program and features and then re-applied the patch, seems solved now.
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  3.    11 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Windows 10 X64

    Mine crash like crazy
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  4.    11 Dec 2015 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Sweden
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 X64 PRO build 1511

    I had the same issue. Just yesterday I talked about how bad the new Windows mail app are working and calling it garbage app and also expressing concern that Windows Live Mail might stop working soon. And what happens? Microsoft today sends me an e-mail encouraging me to update my WLM client due to changes happening in a few weeks making the app not functioning if I do not update it. But Microsoft's recommendation for the Windows 10 Experience was for me to just start using the mail app (I would if it actually worked just as good as WLM, but as it stands it just sucks badly!).

    Surely this must be a conspiracy by Microsoft?

    Anyway I removed WLM from my computer and re installed it without the update but after that I still had issues it would just hang with high CPU usage and fade out after the calendar was synced and it was time to update the e-mail. But now it suddenly works for me again after I have installed the latest updates from Windows Update that was pending in my Windows Update. I do not know if there is any correlation between those updates and WLM staring to work again. Perhaps you can try and see if you have any updates pending and if it will make WLM work for you too when you install them.

    I will just use my Windows Live mail the way it is until it stops working then I will once again attempt to install that update and see if it works then. Perhaps that update involves changing the update server and that server is not yet operational. Microsoft encourages you to save that e-mail from Outlook for later use. So that makes me think (or hope) that this update is for later use and should only be applied once WLM stops functioning. But if that is the case I wonder why that are not clear about that in the e-mail? If this theory is not correct and this patch will make Windows Live mail stop functioning even after a few weeks when apparently none patched versions will cease functioning with Outlook/Hotmail then I will call it a conspiracy to force you to use that horrible Mail app!
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  5.    11 Dec 2015 #5
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    Windows 10

    I second that emotion. I was just writing the same in another thread - the WLM 2012 update kills the app completely. I tried repairing Windows Live Essentials through Programs and Files, but it didn't fix the issue. Anyone know the best way to uninstall the update?
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  6.    11 Dec 2015 #6
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Windows 10 X64

    I unistalled it from program files and then i downloaded again and reinstalled.
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  7.    11 Dec 2015 #7
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10

    All of Windows Live Essentials, or just Windows Live Mail by itself?
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  8.    11 Dec 2015 #8
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by banger View Post
    Repaired WLM 2012 through Program and features and then re-applied the patch, seems solved now.

    Same error for me, but after do the same you describe above the problem is still there.

    I uninstall WLM and reinstall it without the patch.

    I'll wait a time until Microsoft review that problem.
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  9.    11 Dec 2015 #9
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Sweden
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 X64 PRO build 1511

    Quote Originally Posted by antelx View Post
    Same error for me, but after do the same you describe above the problem is still there.

    I uninstall WLM and reinstall it without the patch.

    I'll wait a time until Microsoft review that problem.
    This is what I did to fix it:

    First I just uninstalled Windows Live Mail from program and features add/remove programs (do not use the uninstall option from the patch file, that did not work for me). Look for Windows Live Essentials 2012 in add/remove programs and select to uninstall just the Mail app.
    Then re booted
    Then I just used the installer for Windows Essentials named wlsetup-web.exe, I already had that one in my downloads folder on my C drive. But if you do not then you have to get it from Microsofts site. I opted to do a custom installation and just install the Mail app and not any other Essentials apps.

    Once installed I once again re booted.

    Then I opened it up and this time it did not crash directly like it did when I had the patch installed. But it would hang on me and not download any new e-mails but I noticed in my Cfos speed application that there was some network activity going on so I just let it sit there for a few minutes. But it was just sitting there using high CPU and grayed out. So after maybe 5 minutes I killed the process in task manager.

    Then I re launched Windows Live mail again and now it worked normally again!

    If you follow my steps carefully then perhaps it will for you to!

    Now I do not know if I have the patched version or not installed. During the installation new files was downloaded from Microsoft servers so perhaps it is already pre-patched but I do not know. I guess I will know in a few weeks if it stops working on me.
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  10.    11 Dec 2015 #10
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10

    Thanks for the detailed info Joakim, I'll give it a try!
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