Windows Live Mail is a free e-mail application provided by Windows aimed at Windows 7 and Vista users. It has now been discontinued and no updates or upgrades will be made to it; with the introduction of Windows 8 and 10; Microsoft changed the conventional way of offering free applications such as “Windows Essentials” with modern and sophisticated apps.
You can still use Windows Essentials on windows 8 and 10 if you do not want to switch to the mail-app; the repair instructions are the same for Windows Vista/7/8 and 10.
Since many millions still continue to use Live Mail; there can be times when things can go wrong with it; corruption; update or registry issues. This can all be fixed by doing a “Repair” of the essentials program.
To repair Windows Live Mail; follow these steps below.
a) Hold the Windows Key and Press R from your desktop.
b) In the run dialog type appwiz.cpl and Click OK
c) Locate Windows Essentials and click Uninstall/Change from the top bar.
d) Choose Repair all windows essentials program and continue with the steps displayed on screen.
After the windows essentials has repaired the program; go ahead with what you were trying to fix.