do I have to have windows live mail AND gmail?

When I reset browser I had to have windows live as defaul.  Now, I have that and my gmail for emailing.  Is there a way to have windows live (which I don't understand) and keep my gmail or IE settings for mail?  I'm confused bec sometimes windows live email box shows up and then when I go to gmail, it is normal gmail box.  I want to email from internet and mail, the same, gmail.  Sorry I'm confusing.  I don't know why I have to have two email systems.  I love just gmail. 

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Last updated March 16, 2018 Views 453 Applies to:

Hi Renneandjerry,


Since you have reset Internet Explorer all the settings would have changes to default.  Once it’s set to default you would have Windows live as your default home page.


You may change the default home page settings to and check if it helps you. You may access the link below and follow the steps on how to change the homepage:

Hope this helps. Let us know the results.


Thanks and Regards,


Srinivas R Microsoft Support.

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