want email default but not bing bar

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
January 5, 2011 at 08:23:35
Specs: Windows 7
Windows 7 does not provide email default so I am downloading it now. About 24% into it, a Bing Bar option pops up asking me if I want to accept its programme - I do not, so I click 'no thanks' which promptly pulls up the 'do you want the following programme to make changes to your computer?'.

I look and see it is for the Bing Bar and again decline. Which brings up the 'no thanks' window (which I click again) only to see the question (above) replace it. I say 'no' whereupon I say 'no thanks' and again 'no', 'no thanks', 'no', 'no thanks'...

Back and forth it goes with no end in any sight, save the 'log off' button. I cannot even get to the page I was working on before this business came on. It squarely insists, either way, that I submit to the Bing Bar or it simply will not get off my screen. End of story.

Only it's not the end for me. Is this what it takes to get my email default to work on my Windows 7, to accept this Bing Bar when I do not want it?

My husband bought an Apple recently, after years of being a PC guy from the very computer get-go. I am beginning to understand why people convert. It seems so much easier, friendlier, and heck of a lot more convenient to deal with an Apple. I have acquired a pretty futile and wasteful habit now of actually talking to my PC, to no avail I might add. Perhaps my time has come to toss this PC nightmare and joing the rest of the sensible & just switch altogether.

But for now I need my email default. But not Bing!!!!

So anyone out there: is there a way to do this?? Thank you so much in advance.


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#1
January 5, 2011 at 14:59:12
I had that happen just today. Working on a pc and the eternal question popped up....."do you want to use Bing", I said no, but it kept going, but I didn't interrupt and it turns out (at that point they have already installed Bing), so when you say NO, it undergoes the uninstall process, which at first looks like it is installing Bing after you said No. So it was really uninstalling Bing when answer no, it confused me too at first. You do not mention what mail you are using....So I will assume Microsoft Hotmail. You could just use msn.com as your home page and click the hotmail icon to get to your mail login. Windows 7 has no Outlook Express, but you can download the windows live mail program which will work similar to Outlook and connect to your on-line hotmail account. Lots of ways to your mail. Bookmark or Favorite the hotmail login page.

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#2
January 5, 2011 at 14:59:21
Windows 7 does have a default email program installed.

Might see help and support pages for how to use restore points. You can go back in time to a date that the system was working.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#3
January 5, 2011 at 15:02:03
The windows live client will also hook up to an ISP's mail service. Thunderbird is a mail client that works well also.

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#4
January 5, 2011 at 15:02:28
If you don't want to use live mail you have other much better choices than one that comes with crapware. Many computers are sent from the factory with junk installed that no one wants too. To make things worse is bing simply sucks and I'd never use a mac but MS sucks in many ways.

Might tell us what app you are trying to install too.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#5
January 5, 2011 at 17:04:59
Yeah Win 7 has "Mail" client....which is there to make Windows Live look good;)

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#6
January 6, 2011 at 04:17:39
Thanks for that, HopperRox. Turns out I could just delete the Bing Bar (which installed despite my umpteen 'no' answers) after the fact. Easy enough to do with the 'x' on the left of its tool bar. Still, far too time consuming considering.

I have something else on my homepage I would rather not replace with my email carrier. The only reason I wanted to do the default email was to be able to click on websites' email option and not be told I couldn't because I hadn't installed the default email, whatever that means.

Apple is simpler, yes?


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#7
January 6, 2011 at 07:16:00
Your issue just goes to show there are no free lunches. Every time you install anything you must read the screens. Fire Fox does the same crap with a search engine called Ask. Real bitch to get rid of. There is money to be made by the search engine every time you click through to a site. Yahoo wants to hijack the entry when I am typing a search term into a Google search box. Will jump to the Yahoo part way through. I use Yahoo for my home page and email but that behavior is going to push me past the breaking point. I have my search engine list set to Google and Wikipedia ONLY. Still get that behavior.

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#8
January 6, 2011 at 08:23:47
Apple may not have these issues but we don't know. Only weird people use them.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#9
January 6, 2011 at 09:49:30
thus, my still being a pc girl tee hee

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