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#1 Wendy K. Walker

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 06:33 PM

Hi everyone,

First I have to say that I never use Outlook Express so I know nothing about it. Now imagine my surprise when I discovered that not only is it active on my system but some how it has managed to connect itself with my bellsouth email account.

My questions are, how the heck did it manage to install itself without me knowing that it was doing it? and, how the heck can I get the entire program completely out of my PC?

I can't uninstall it because there isn't an uninstall option in its folder in program files. It's not listed in my add/remove programs thingy either AND when I tried to delete the entire folder it wouldn't let me, so I deleted everything that was in the folder BUT that sucker put it all back just as fast as I did.

Is there anything that I can do to completely get rid of that program?

Thanks for any information.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 07:00 PM

M$ considers Outlook Express as part of Windows, in Add or Remove Programs it is in Add/Remove Windows Components.
I finally got it all together, now if I could just remember where I put it.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 10:31 PM

Click Start, then Settings, and then Control Panel.
Open the Add/Remove Programs control panel.
Select the Windows Setup tab.
Untick the Outlook Express check box and click Next.
Click Finish.
Restart your machine.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 10:35 PM

My questions are, how the heck did it manage to install itself without me knowing that it was doing it?


Most dsl service providers give a cd to setup the account. If you do the quick setup, the program sets up outlook excuse as your email client.
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 04:37 AM

Hi jchedot, Thanks for the info. That's one part of windows that I want to do without.

Hi Animal, Love your kitty avatar. Thanks for the info. I followed your and jchedot's instructions and kicked that sucker to the curb. I just hope I didn't kill anything else like I did last time I played around in that part of add/remove.

Hi oldf@rt, Thanks for the reply. I found out that that was where I had gotten polluted with that thing from. I had called my ISP to gripe and found out that they sneak it in on you without you knowing it if you do your DSL setup from their disk, which I had done.

Thanks guys, yet another cyber mystery has been solved...this thread may now be closed.

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