Removing Outlook Express completely?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ZAnwar, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    How can you completely remove it?

    I wanted to use Microsoft Outlook and not want OE on my system anymore?
  2. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

    it's there to stay forever
  3. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    Why do you say that?
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    Because it can't be removed ... just like IE.
  5. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    Microsoft in all it wisdom has deemed that building operating systems around insecure internet utilities is a good thing. removing OE or god forbid IE would probably kill the OS.
  6. JohnnyGreb

    JohnnyGreb Guest

    Not sure if it matters, but I use Outlook Express. However, when I did a full install of OfficeXP (including Outlook) it broke my OE. So if you are using Outlook from an Office XP, then chances are you might have a non working OE as a bonus. :)

    As it was, I removed Outlook and OE worked again.

    Just an FYI.

  7. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

    Re: Re: Removing Outlook Express completely?

    I tell you Octopus that's a severe PITA! I replied to a 'contact us' link at asite and it booted up OE when I've been using O for ages.

    Result - it reset OE as the default mail prgramme! OK so it was easy to sort but what a pain!

    M$ sucks!!!

  8. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    So theres no way then?
  9. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    Nope, it can't be removed.
    I'm using Mozilla Mail as my default mail client, and OE just sits there taking up disk space ... but it doesn't bother me.
  10. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

    it's less than 4 MB, besides Outlook has no news viewer so I use Outlook for mail and OE for newsgroups
  11. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    Damn, ok thanks everybody!