Windows Calendar and Windows Mail for Microsoft® Windows® 7
install and enable the application Windows Calendar
and enable the application Windows Mail on
Microsoft Windows 7, using (some of
their) files from Windows Vista.
Although Windows Mail (the successor of
Outlook Express alias
Microsoft Internet Mail & News) and almost all of
its components are shipped with Windows 7, it does not
start with a visible window any more.
Windows Mail references Windows Calendar,
which is not shipped with Windows 7 any more.
To enable Windows Mail on Windows 7, the
WINMAIL.INF replaces the file
MSOE.DLL with the one supplied to it, creates a
shortcut to Windows Mail in the start panel and adds
Caveat: installation of the security update
or running the
System File Checker
after the setup script
WINMAIL.INF will replace
MSOE.DLL with its current version from
To undo this
damage just rerun the setup script
To install and enable Windows Calendar on
Windows 7, the setup script
copies the supplied files, creates a shortcut to
Windows Calendar in the start panel and adds the
missing Registry entries.
An (original) installation
Windows Vista for the language(s) and processor
architecture(s) of the target installation of
Prerequisites for Windows Calendar
- for the I386 alias x86 processor
architecture from the
Service Pack 2
for Windows Vista,
- for the AMD64 alias x64 processor
architecture from the
Service Pack 1
for Windows Vista;
- from the installation disc of Windows Vista.
Prerequisites for Windows Mail
- from the security update
for Windows Vista.
- Create an empty directory;
- Create the subdirectories
in the empty directory created in step 1.;
- For every
language and culture
you need to support and have the language file
WinCal.exe.mui, create a subdirectory
‹locale›\ using the
de-DE\, … etc.
in both subdirectories created in step 2.;
- Copy the files listed as
prerequisites into their
- Copy the setup scripts
into the directory created in step 1.
The setup script
WINCAL.INF installs the language
file(s) only for the
locale active during the installation!
In the directory created and prepared above, right-click the setup
respectively to display its context menu and click
to run the installation.
The installation requires administrative privileges.
Note: on systems with AMD64 alias
x64 processor architecture the installation
must be run in the native (64-bit) execution
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Notes: I dislike
even weirder formats too) in email, I prefer to receive plain text.
I also expect to see a full (real) name as sender, not a nickname!
Emails in weird formats and without a proper sender name are likely
to be discarded.
I abhor top posts and expect inline quotes in replies.
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