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Outlook Express???

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by theMusicMan, Jan 10, 2002.

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  1. theMusicMan

    theMusicMan Thread Starter

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    Hi

    Does anyone know of a way to uninstall MS Outlook Express, then re-install. I am experiencing a strange problem with OE. I cannot view newsgroups, nor can I read my e-mail - well sometimes I can!!!!

    Usually when I first boot my machine I can read my mail. Every time I load OE and select newsgroups, it says I do not have a llist and I have to download ALL the groups again. This happens whichever newsgroup provider I select i.e. my ISP/Microsoft etc...

    Any advice.....
     
  2. MelissaV

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    Outlook Express is a component installed with Internet Explorer and components of Internet Explorer can be re-installed. (I am not sure which version of Windows you are using, but I have done this with Windows 2000 and Internet Explorer 6. Not sure if the options are the same with Windows 95 or 98, so be cautious.) Try going to Start, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs and look for Internet Explorer. Click on Internet Explorer and select Remove. This should prompt a dialogue box with a few choices. I believe the choices are Remove, Add components, or Re-install. Although it will re-install Internet Explorer, there will be a component selection box where you can choose Outlook Express. Or, you could just upgrade your Internet Explorer version whcih will upgrade your version of Outlook Express.
     
  3. theMusicMan

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    Hi Melissa

    I am using Windows XP and IE 6, can't find what you pointed out though?

    JOhn
     
  4. theMusicMan

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    Melissa

    If I select Add/Remove Windows Components I find IE. SHould I uncheck this then OK? then re-install?

    J
     
  5. MelissaV

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    I am actually using Windows XP with IE 6, and I cannot figure out how to do it with this version of Windows. I tried the Add/Remove Windows Components, but it only removes Internet Explorer and not components like Outlook Express. The only other way that I would know how to do it with XP is to download IE 6 from the Internet and install it again. That will re-install IE and Outlook Express.
     
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