Author Topic: Common questions about Windows Vista and Windows Mail  (Read 9973 times)

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Common questions about Windows Vista and Windows Mail
« on: February 11, 2007, 02:46:08 PM »
Update March 23, 2007: Consider the following post obsolete as Windows Vista compatible version is released. The following is being kept for archival purposes.

Update March 05, 2007: Online help is now partially updated with Windows Mail screenshots for added clarity even though the setup remains identical like with Outlook Express. Final version is  near completion, all the major problems are solved we're now polishing it for the release.

Do/will you support Windows Vista and Windows Mail?

YES - new version is on the way and will be released in matter of days. You can safely plan your upgrade to Vista if you want to do so. We are currently testing new version and it will be compatible with all editions of Vista (Home, Premium, Business, Ultimate...) both x86 and x64 (32 and 64 bit). New version will also support Windows Mail (it already does - but this means it will be able to auto-configure itself). New version will also have integrated auto-config tool which will replace all the current tools (Outlook Express Wizard, installer auto-config etc.) with some sort of "intelligence" for avoiding possible configuration errors - making it easier to set up, especially for beginners.

Does current version run on Windows Vista and with Windows Mail?

YES - but you need to do some little tweaks. But they won't be needed on new version in a few days - this is just a temporary guide which will be removed once the new version is released.

Here is how to run current version on Vista:

Option 1: Run as administrator

Right click the program icon and select option Run as administrator.

Option 2: Run in compatibility mode

Right click the program icon and select option Properties. In the properties window select tab Compatibility and check the checkbox "Run this program in compatibility mode" and in the box below select Windows XP (Service Pack 2).

Both options should make yDecode and Easy Post work however Windows Mail accounts in the Test Config button will still be unrecognized. Just ignore this error and configure them manually - the tutorial is on the help page - for Outlook Express - but nearly identical for Windows Mail as well.

If you have any questions you are welcome to contact us or comment this on the forum. We will notify you when new version is available on the forum as well or simply visit the web site in a few days to download the updated version.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2007, 03:40:54 AM by Zvonko »

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Re: Common questions about Windows Vista and Windows Mail
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007, 11:57:32 PM »
I have walked thru the steps provided.  Does not seem to work as well as i had hoped....  Perhaps sense today is the 19th, and the article posted on the 11th, i, too am too early.

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Re: Common questions about Windows Vista and Windows Mail
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 03:29:55 PM »
I tried current version myself and it does work on Windows Vista (both x86 and x64, Ultimate edition) but it must be run in Administrator mode. There is nothing that cannot really work in old version on Vista except a few registry keys that are stored on locations that are now forbidden to write on Vista (but were normal to use on XP, in fact we used the keys that many other programs use as well so we didn't thought that Microsoft will suddenly decide to forbid writing to those locations - as a result many other programs also need updated versions including some Microsoft programs!). So enabling Administrator mode does nothing special except allowing yDecode to store its configuration data in that part of the registry. Of course the issue of manual configuration is still there but like I wrote above, this will be solved with release of new version.

New version which is near completion stores configurations on different locations that are allowed by Vista as well as previous versions of Windows and does not require to be run in Administrator mode.

If you have a problem running the current version please contact me using the email contact form (http://www.ydecode.com/page_help.htm) and I'll be glad to walk you through or troubleshoot the problems or issues you are having until you have it running. Or... you may wait few more days until we release the Vista compatible version (which will be version 1.5).
« Last Edit: February 21, 2007, 02:52:01 AM by Zvonko »