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Un-Installing Outlook Express 6.0


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#1 Scarlett

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Posted 03 October 2004 - 07:26 AM

I'd like to remove Outlook Express 6.0. Is it possible? Or is this a silly question? :thumbsup: My O.S. is Windows ME.

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Posted 03 October 2004 - 09:05 AM

I'm running XP Home; this worked for me.

Click on "start" > "all programs" > then right click on "Outlook Express"
and click on the "delete" to send it to the "recycle bin".

If you don't generically dump the recycle bin every time, you can always restore OE in the future should you choose to do so.

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Posted 03 October 2004 - 10:42 AM

You should be able to delete the application without problems. And it's a free download if you ever decide you need it.
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Posted 04 October 2004 - 08:20 AM

Thanks guys. I tried a while back and supposedly it was un-installed. But it came back. Which is why I asked if it was possible. I remember that there was a Status Bar on the Splash Screen. Which never showed any progress. Something about change in Startup Menu 'Puter froze there and had to do a hard shutdown. And after re-boot an Outlook Express Icon showed on Desktop and also a Quick Launch Shortcut on Taskbar. I deleted them. Read only file.? Outlook Express 6.0 is back in Add/Remove Programs. But is no longer under Start>Programs And thinking it was un-installed, I deleted all traces in Search For Files or Folders Any thoughts? What about un-installing in Safe Mode Once again my O.S. is M.E. You all are such a big help. I honestly do not know what I would do without all of you here @ B.C. :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 08:38 AM

If my first suggestion didn't work, have you tried to delete OE via your add/remove program?

If that didn't work, then I'd try it in safe mode. (You won't break anything there...)

Suprises me that OE keeps popping back up. Are you still using Internet Explorer, or have you switched to Firefox yet?

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 08:50 AM

Yes, Koan Add/Remove is where I un-installed it from. I'm still using I.E.
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Posted 04 October 2004 - 08:55 AM

I guess I don't understand the ME system.... I'm soooo confused.

Best you wait on John, Jason, Grinler, et similar for more knowledgeable assistance.

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 09:04 AM

Hey, thats cool. I appreciate the fact that you tried.
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Posted 04 October 2004 - 10:47 AM

I seem to remember that OE is part of IE, so if you have IE running it will not be possible to get rid of it entirely. (Please correct me if I'm wrong there!)
There is a good OE info site here http://www.tomsterdam.com/ although I don't think he answers your specific question.
Why do you want to get rid of it Scarlett? Can you just ignore it? :thumbsup:

Good luck anyway!
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Posted 04 October 2004 - 10:53 AM

Sometimes, even if you successfully uninstall a program or application it will still show up in the ad/remove list. OE has it's home in a file under Program Files (at least on my ME version), and runs about 4.25 MBS. If this folder does not exist, or is empty, you may assume OE is deleted, even though the removal did not kill the icons,especially if it fails to show up on the program list after you press the windows key.
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