I run XP Home and heavily use the full version of MS Outlook. I found Express an irritant and have tried to remove it before. In a quest to regain my 768 broadban speed (another issue) I'm trying to get rid of things that could conflict or tap the resources.
I have 1.5 gigs of ram in my 4 year old desk top and adequate disk space. I use only 10 % running the Office Pro suite. I have a 9800 Radeon video card, Verizon for IP and run Uniblue's suite of Registry/performance enhancers and use Norton anti-virus. I turned off the Microsoft firewall so it didn't conflict with Norton's and shut off the antivirus program to download or install programs.
Recently i again started receiving a dialogue box saying that Express can compress files for me. I got this message months ago and had removed what I thought was all of Express at the time. Now the message and several files are back. Those files include:
I don't know if these can be specifically removed without damaging Outlook itself or if these are unique for Express. Since wab is the "addess book" it worries me to just start deleting. The rest of the files in area are libraries and a .txt file and if they're not shared by Outlook can they be removed permanently and retain Outlook full version intact?
I ran a patch for eliminating Express when I first attempted removal, but it seems to be reinstalling itself like a monster in a cheap movie.