email client is not properly installed in windows 7

  allanon 13:06 10 Jun 12
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I am using a new ivybrdige computer running windows 7 and i have found a problem. I tried to respond to a "contact us" link on the manufacturers website and the follwing message appeared:-

"could not perform this operation because default mail client is not properly installed". I understand that the 64bit Internet Explorer cannot be set as the default browser.

I have downloaded windows live mail however I cannot set this as my default e-mail client. I have accessed the Start/set program access and computer default/ custom/ and it simply says " use current e-mail program there is no option to select windows live mail as the default. I miss be missing something, probably blinding obvious to you but to me ....... Any help gratefully received. I understand that if I can set the above as the default e-mail client then I will be able to use the "contact us " buttons on websites. Thanks

  KRONOS the First 13:40 10 Jun 12

This any use? Email.

Or

•Start Internet Explorer. •Select Tools | Internet Options from the menu.
•Go to the Programs tab. •Make sure Windows Live Mail is selected for E-mail. •Click OK.

  allanon 16:30 10 Jun 12

Thanks for some reason windows live mail now appears ?????. Sometimes i wonder ..... . Thanks for this, it is now working

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