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Outlook Express acting weird

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by DKTaber, Sep 30, 2008.

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    Have an new computer and am having to download much of the software that was on my old computer. Today I downloaded and replaced the IE 6 that was on my original Win XP-SP2 disk with IE 8 beta 2. It seems to work fine. BUT. . . subsequent to doing that, I noticed first that when I got messages in Outlook Express, the message did not appear in the lower pane. Now, OE will not open anything, and I get an error message that there's insufficient memory. I have 2GB of memory on an Intel board with a Core Duo E8400 CPU.

    What's the problem?
     
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    I found the uninstall file for IE 8 and removed it this morning when the computer again denied me access to Outlook Express after I opened IE 8 one time to look something up, and closed it. IE and OE share resources, but there is a serious bug in IE 8 that apparently causes it to not release the memory it used, leaving nothing for OE when you try to open it.

    If you know of a workaround to this issue with IE 8 beta2, please let me and the readers of this thread know. If nobody posts a fix with a week, I strongly recommend that readers NOT DOWNLOAD IE 8 until MS issues the production version, and even then only after it has been reviewed by PC Mag, PC World, etc. and they do not encounter this 'memory hog' bug.
     
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