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Solved – Windows Live Mail error “Message could not be displayed” in Windows 10

May 3, 2021


Windows Live Mail stops working in Windows 10 after the update and displays the error, Message could not be displayed.
windows live mail message could not be displayed in windows 10

Many Windows 10 users have reported that Windows Live Mail stops working after the update, and shows the error, “Message could not be displayed”.

The problem reportedly is happening because the Windows Live Mail gets corrupted, and repairing through the control the panel doesn’t seem to work.

So how to fix the Windows Live Mail not working in Windows 10 problem, here’s how.


Fixing Windows Live Mail Error

You will need to change 3 registry key values, to make the Windows Live Mail work again in Windows 10.

  • Open RUN, Hold down the Windows key, and press R
  • Type in regedit, and click Ok to open the Registry Editor window
  • Navigate to the following path

Computer > HKEY_CURRENT_USER > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows Live Mail

  • Look for the following 3 DWORD values


If you don’t find these values, know how to add a DWORD (32-bit) value.

  • Double click on each value one by one to change the value data to 1, and click Ok
  • Restart Windows Live Mail

This should fix the Windows Live Mail Error “Message could not be displayed”.

 Adding a DWORD value

  • Right click anywhere on the right side blank space
  • Go to New, and click on DWORD (32-bit) value

The DWORD value has been added by the name of New Value. To change the name right click on it, and go to rename.

We hope this article helped you in fixing Windows Live Mail Error “Message could not be displayed” in Windows 10.

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