Re: Windows Update kills Windows Mail on Windows 7

I can now confirm that the patched Vista version (32-bit) of
msoe.dll works successfully for me in Windows 7.
Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
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"Dave" <Dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:eBb8zaj8KHA.1560@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
FWIW, someone has posted the msoe files for both 32 and 64 bit on

The patched 64 bit one seems to work ok for me.

Dave N.
MS-MVP (Mail)
Windows 7 Ultimate

"Gary VanderMolen [MVP]" <gary@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Inetcomm.dll is not in my Windows Mail directory. I did find a copy in
the System32 directory. I believe it is the patched (newest) version.
My Windows Mail appears to be working fine in Win7 without doing
anything with inetcomm.dll. Admittedly, I only use WM for newsgroups,
so there may be added considerations for mail functionality.

Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
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"...winston" <winstonmvp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Just so folks are clear, Windows Mail executable isn't what's patched by
the KB. It appears inetcomm.dll is also updated, thus if
not copying(recopying) the entire Vista Windows Mail directory to a
Windows 7 unit both dll's should to ensure the integrity of the

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"Gary VanderMolen [MVP]" <gary@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
If you have installed Windows Mail on a Windows 7 computer,
yesterday's update contains a KB978542 patch which changes msoe.dll so
it won't run on Windows 7. I had warned about these types of issues
when Win7 was first released. Microsoft claims it was done for security
reasons, see

To get it working again, replace the new non-working copy of msoe.dll
in Windows 7 with a copy of the new patched version of msoe.dll from a
Vista machine.

Note: I ran into permissions issues when trying to delete the
msoe.dll, so rather than fighting that, I renamed the Win7 Windows Mail
directory to "Windows Mail-X", then I copied and pasted the Windows Mail
directory from the Vista machine. I suspect that Windows Mail will
less and less compatible with Win7 as time goes along.

Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
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