If I am reinstalling software I always uninstall the existing software first. By contrast, if I am installing the latest version of a given piece of software, unless the installation instructions explicitly state that I must manually uninstall the old version first, I do an "install over" install.
A lot of programs these days include an "uninstall existing version" step in their upgrade installers.
In the case of WLM 2012 I would completely uninstall, restart the machine, and do a fresh install. One need not be in safe mode, you just need to be logged in using an account with administrator privilege. You will probably have to set up your e-mail account or accounts again.
I really don't understand why Microsoft can't pick and stay with a single free e-mail client that they are willing to do "evolutionary support" on like they've done with Outlook. As far as I'm concerned the new Win10 Mail App is to be avoided like the plague.
Edited by britechguy, 02 February 2017 - 04:35 PM.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
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