Posted 22 December 2009 - 07:45 PM
I had a similar issue, but with a Vista to W7 overwrite. There's no warning with RC1 that W7 would not be installing a mail program, nor any explanation why, nor any prompts about finding and installing your own email client. I do hope they are more communicative with the full release.
I d/loaded Windows Live Mail, and upon installation it automatically found and imported my contacts and emails, which actually made me smile. But then of course I couldn't find the send/receive button, finally stumbling onto the Sync button. Which I have to double click to send/receive. Sheesh.