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    Windows 10 Boot Problem

    Yesterday I upgraded Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro and had no problem doing so. Originally I was dual booting Win 7 Pro and Win 10 Pro on separate SSD drives. Today my PC boots to the "öld" Win 10 disk, which I want to format, instead of the "new" Win 10 disk. How can I sort this out?

    URGENT help would be appreciated.

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    Try going into BIOS and set the boot priority to have the new Windows 10 disk listed first.

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    Jerry, thanks. I used EasyBCD to edit the boot priority, and after several attempts managed to get it right. I formatted the "old" Win 10 disk, and now can choose between booting from the new Win 10 disk or the Macrium Reflect Recovery Environment.

    I now have another problem. I cannot open any emails in my various Windows Live Mail Folders. When I try to open them I am told a problem occurred, and to try again, which makes no difference. Can you please give me a link to contact Microsoft Support about this? (I have tried everything I can think of, including using the repair option in Programs and Features,uninstalling/reinstalling WLM,and restoring an up to date backup of Windows Live Mail).
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    You could try
    click on the start icon
    type Contact Support
    Click on Services and Apps
    Click on Windows
    Click on Technical Support
    Click on Call as soon as possible

    Jerry

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    or you may need easybcd if that does not succeed.

    http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/
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    David, thanks but see my post #3.
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    Jerry, thanks. I managed to chat to Technical Support, but they said I should ask the Microsoft Community Forum. I have done so but have had no reply as yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by royw View Post
    David, thanks but see my post #3.
    oops so sorry for the noise!
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    It appears to me Windows 10 doesn’t support Windows Live Mail
    Supported Operating System: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    Windows Live Mail 2011
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=29224

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmptrgy View Post
    It appears to me Windows 10 doesn’t support Windows Live Mail
    Supported Operating System: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    Windows Live Mail 2011
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=29224
    My WLM works fine on Windows 10 after an upgrade from 8.1.

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    Trev, I’m glad to know WLM works fine for you and I hope my WLM works fine when I update to Windows 10 from Windows 7
    --- In that link that I posted the system requirements do not include Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
    --- OK so maybe it’s because it’ for Windows Live Mail 2011

    So I looked up Windows Essentials 2012 system requirements
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...m-requirements
    Operating system: 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 7, or 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 8, or Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows 8 is included but no Windows 10.

    Unfortunately I can’t find any MSFT links indicating WLM is compatible with Windows 10. Fortunately we know it works thanks to Trev.

    Although its too late now I thought I would throw this in
    I followed up with Windows Live Mail with Win 10?
    http://www.tenforums.com/browsers-em...-win-10-a.html
    Post #3:
    Yes. I am using it now. FYI, After you install WLM, what you could do is to copy the whole content of:
    C:\Users\<userlogin>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windo ws Live Mail
    from your Windows 8.1 to the same place in Windows 10 then run WLM. Everything will be there ie. Your emails, accounts etc...
    EDIT: Another thing you need to do is to export your Email Contacts from Windows 8.1 to a csv file then from Windows 10, import it back.

    On “I managed to chat to Technical Support, but they said I should ask the Microsoft Community Forum”
    --- That astounds me that Microsoft Technical Support led you to ask the Microsoft Community Forum
    --- That indicates to me that that there isn’t a direct answer but there are work arounds or the luck of the draw: who knows at this point

    With all of that said, until I find something positive from Microsoft, it appears to me WLM does not natively run on Windows 10

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    You may have to try a new account, it seems to be working for me but I just installed it to Win 10 where previously it did not exist. A different problem surfaced in the process of installing essentials though; the taskbar will neither autohide nor bump up the program window above the taskbar if taken off autohide. Rebooted and it seemed to correct but then I re-enabled autohide...taskbar did...and now the taskbar will not come back up for love or money, so caveat emptor!

    p.s. I also have Classic Shell installed and that may not be fully compatible by the looks of it so that could have something to do with the situation as well as malfunctioning tray notifications.
    Last edited by F.U.N. downtown; 2015-08-03 at 02:10.

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    Windows Live mail also works fine on my Windows 10 laptop and desktop systems. The upgrade install kept my contacts and mail folders as well.

    Jerry

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