'Upgrading' from WLM 2011 to WLM 2009


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Boris

Hi,

I've got a Dell desktop that came with Win7HP installed. When I configured
WLM, it appeared as WLM 2009. But, when I did an autoupdate, I saw that
there was an update for WLM, to which I said OK. This turned my simple WLM
2009 interface into WLM 2011 with the cluttered, candy-like ribboned
interface. I'm not sure if a restore will bring back WLM 2009, or if I
should uninstall WLM 2011, and then reinstall WLM 2009.

Should I run into trouble in either event, I have looked for WLM 2009 on
the inet, but even when it says 'download WLM 2009 here', it always turns
out to be WLM 2011. Anyone have a URL for WLM 2009?

TIA
 
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Nil

I'm not sure if a restore will bring back WLM 2009, or if I should
uninstall WLM 2011, and then reinstall WLM 2009.
Uninstall WLM 2011 and then reinstall WLM 2009. All your email and
setting will still be there. Don't do a System Restore. It's not
intended to be an application uninstaller.
Should I run into trouble in either event, I have looked for WLM
2009 on the inet, but even when it says 'download WLM 2009 here',
it always turns out to be WLM 2011. Anyone have a URL for WLM
2009?
I have a copy of the WLM 2009 install file that I'd be happy to
share with you. I assure you it's safe and virus-free, but since I'm
just a stranger on Usenet, you have no reason to trust me. If you'd
like it and/or if you can't find it anywhere else, let me know and
I'll put it up on my web space for you. It's about 138 MB in size.
 
K

Ken Blake

I've got a Dell desktop that came with Win7HP installed. When I configured
WLM, it appeared as WLM 2009. But, when I did an autoupdate, I saw that
there was an update for WLM, to which I said OK. This turned my simple WLM
2009 interface into WLM 2011 with the cluttered, candy-like ribboned
interface. I'm not sure if a restore will bring back WLM 2009, or if I
should uninstall WLM 2011, and then reinstall WLM 2009.

Should I run into trouble in either event, I have looked for WLM 2009 on
the inet, but even when it says 'download WLM 2009 here', it always turns
out to be WLM 2011. Anyone have a URL for WLM 2009?

Two points:

1. Although your computer came with Windows Live Mail installed, be
aware that Windows Live Mail is *not* part of Windows 7. It was Dell's
choice to install it.

2. Windows Live Mail is only one of the many choices available to you.
In my view, almost *every* other e-mail program is better than Windows
Live Mail. I think Windows Live Mail, either 2009 or 2011, is about
the worst choice available, and you would be well-advised to choose a
different one rather than looking for Windows Live Mail 2009.

So here's my advice: ignore my opinion and everyone else's opinion.
Try several e-mail programs and choose the one *you* like best.
 
K

KCB

Boris said:
Hi,

I've got a Dell desktop that came with Win7HP installed. When I
configured
WLM, it appeared as WLM 2009. But, when I did an autoupdate, I saw that
there was an update for WLM, to which I said OK. This turned my simple
WLM
2009 interface into WLM 2011 with the cluttered, candy-like ribboned
interface. I'm not sure if a restore will bring back WLM 2009, or if I
should uninstall WLM 2011, and then reinstall WLM 2009.

Should I run into trouble in either event, I have looked for WLM 2009 on
the inet, but even when it says 'download WLM 2009 here', it always turns
out to be WLM 2011. Anyone have a URL for WLM 2009?

TIA
Boris,
the MS mail MVP, Winston, frequents
microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop, and maintains a blog with links
to everything about WLM. Here is a link to the Downloads page, where you
can find 2009:
http://liveunplugged.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/windows-live-downloads/
 
B

Boris

Uninstall WLM 2011 and then reinstall WLM 2009. All your email and
setting will still be there. Don't do a System Restore. It's not
intended to be an application uninstaller.


I have a copy of the WLM 2009 install file that I'd be happy to
share with you. I assure you it's safe and virus-free, but since I'm
just a stranger on Usenet, you have no reason to trust me. If you'd
like it and/or if you can't find it anywhere else, let me know and
I'll put it up on my web space for you. It's about 138 MB in size.
Thanks for the advice and offer, Nil. I see that KCB has provided a link
to WLEssentials 2009. I did go there, and it is indeed the 2009 version.
I uninstalled 2001, and reinstalled 2009. All worked out fine.

Thanks again.
 
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Nil

Thanks for the advice and offer, Nil. I see that KCB has provided
a link to WLEssentials 2009. I did go there, and it is indeed the
2009 version. I uninstalled 2001, and reinstalled 2009. All
worked out fine.
OK, glad you got it. I bookmarked his link, too.
 

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