Your question is a little confusing. I hope I have this right.
I'm unsure if you're "sending the PDF" to your mail from Reader, or "getting the PDF" from your Live mail.
If you're sending it via Reader, you need to change the preferences for email.
Open the Preferences (Edit>Preferences or CTRL+K)
Go to the Internet link and click Internet settings this will open your Internet Properties.
Click the Programs tab. The last item is Internet Programs. Click Set Programs.
In the Default Programs window, click the Set your default programs link.
Choose Windows Live Mail from the list on the left and click Set this program as default. Click OK
Windows and Reader will send attachments to Live Mail instead of Outlook.
Yes, I'm sending via reader to my email. As I said, Windows Live is already set as my default mail handler as you describe. Other programs on my computer that have a 'send to email' function all properly open Windows Live and attach the pdf.
Have you tried setting the default mail program to Outlook, rebooting and then setting it BACK to Live Mail?
Ok, I just tried that. It stayed with attaching to Outlook when I returned the default to Windows Live. I then tried setting Thunderbird as the default email program.
Reader still persisted in attaching to Outlook with Thunderbird set as default. I set the default back to Windows live , then uninstalled reader and re-installed and it still attaches to Outlook.
Hopefully someone else can help.
I had to reload my Win 7 machine last week and I have to reload Office (Outlook) and then reload Windows Live on it to be able to see if there's a setting in either to work aorund this.
That'll take me a few hours.
I got Office (2010) and Windows Live installed. Set Windows Live mail as the default mail program and mine goes to Outlook from Reader as well.
Looks like I'll have to keep digging on this one.
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I think I found the fix. I went to Start-Default Programs.... then instead of going to the usual "set your default programs" button, I went to "Set program access and computer defaults" I expanded all the catagories and selected 'custom'. There was a button under custom that had 'use my current email' selected. I reselected "windows live mail mail" button and all is good. I don't fully understand the difference between this and the other default screen, I'll have to read up on it as time permits. Thanks for looking at this with me.
Set program access and defaults sets the default programs at the operating system level, whereas the other only does it at the user level. If there is more than one account set up, they both have to match or the one that is set as default in Program access and defaults will remain default.
Thank you all. I have been going crazy trying to sort out this problem sine instaling Win 7 64bit. the changing in custom did the trick, thanks very much