Residual Outlook 2000 files after upgrade to Outlook 2003

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jdub

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Hi,
It is a small but annoying problem. I upgrade my Office 2000 program suite to Office 2003 professional. I selected the upgrade option on the installation CD. I first selected to upgrade the regular Office software (Words, Excel, Outlook, Access,etc). After this first installation, I noticed that I had 2 Outlook icons in my start programs: the Outlook 2000 icon and the Outlook 2003 icon. I then installed Frontpage 2003 and the Outlook 2000 Icon was replaced by an anonymous .exe program icon. When I clicked on this icon, I got a message saying that this icon only works with an installed application. So I thought it was only a residual icon and I deleted it. Where is the bug?
Well, next to my user logon on Window XP, I get a message that I have 1 unread e-mail. When I open Outlook 2003, there are no unread e-mails. I tried to import e-mails from other applications and I got an e-mail that had been received on Outlook 2000 (A welcome to Outlook 2000 Version 6 message). The problem is that this message keeps reappearing from time to time and I always get this message saying that I have 1 unread e-mail which I cannot see on Outlook 2003. I know I still have some Outlook 2000 files on my C drive but I cannot delete them because the system then tells me that the files cannot be deleted because they are used by an application.

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1-How can I remove completely the Outlook 2000 Version 6 from my system (It is not listed in the Control Panel add/remove program list)?
2-If not removing the Outlook 2000 files, is there a way to make them inactive or to set Outlook 2003 such that it receives automatically all e-mails from the other unused e-mail systems? (I also have Outlook Express but I do not use it, and it does not seem to cause any problem so far)
 

jdub

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Thanks Kimmer13. I will keep a copy of the referenced web site in case this becomes the only way. However, I am concerned that this will not stop my "ghost" application from receiving "invisible e-mails" that will slowly pile-up in my system
 
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