Unwanted dialogue box on boot up refers to Windows Live Mail

  Ankermi 06 Jan 13

I originall posted this under Windows 7 heading it "Windows Live Mail"

Basically I have upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 with no problem other than whenever I boot up I get a dialogue box saying I have no associated email programme, to install one or if I have to set it as the default programe. Well Windows Live Mail is installed, it is set as default and functions very well.

What I am trying to do with no luck despite helpful advice is to remove this nuisance.

It has been suggested I post on another forum other than Windows 7 so hopefully fresh ideas will be forthcoming.

Thank you

  difarn 06 Jan 13

I came across an article about the same problem and it was resolved by taking ownership and full control permissions - instructions attached - they are the same for Vista and Windows 7. May just work.

  Ankermi 10 Jan 13

Thanks difarn,

Got myself through your "link" but the box still appearing.

Due to the lack of replies on the forum, I guess there is nothing much that can be done about it.

Somewhat surprised though as first time in 8 years I have had negative responses.

  difarn 11 Jan 13

Just come across this solution on the Microsoft Community forum.

"Some new information: I removed (unchecked the box) ["c:\Program Files\Spare Backup\SpareBackup.exe" /silent] from the Startup tab of the MSConfig utility (on the Run command line). That made the error message not appear--that is, it fixed the problem."

  rdave13 11 Jan 13

In the Default Programs and Associate a file type or protocol with a program section have you scrolled down to near the bottom and checked that "Mailto" (protocol) is also associated with Windows Live Mail and also .rss. Just a thought.


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