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How to reinstall Outlook Express in Windows XP?

By XYZ359
Apr 12, 2002
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  1. Is this possible?!
  2. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875

    I think you need to go into add/remove and completely remove IE first. OE is a component of IE so if you pull IE out OE should go with it.
  3. XYZ359

    XYZ359 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 123

    But, IE isn't a option on the Add/Remove list.

    :(
  4. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    You need to put the disk in, then go to "Add/Remove, then to "Add/Remove Windows compnants" and look in the list for it. It may be a hidden selection. If it is not in the list, goto TweakXP.com and read thru the list on how to unhide installed componants. Hope this helps....
  5. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    Welp, SVT was 100% correct ! (GREAT JOB SVT !)

    I looked it up at MS and it is a part of the IE installation. You can download it seprate though. Here is the link to it at MS.

    IE and Outlook D/L Link

    Let us know if it helps !
  6. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,327

    That's pretty wierd, though all that did was remove the links to it, but not IE/OE itself.
  7. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    If WFP wouldn't stop, you could delete %programfiles%\Outlook Express directory, start IE6 installation and choose "repair" (I'm not 100% sure if there is such an option). Any particular reason to reinstall?
  8. T-Shirt

    T-Shirt Newcomer, in training Posts: 329

    Yes , it is!
    The question is WHY? You don't have enough trojans/virus's on your computer?
    Just do the windows Update thing, and choose IE, it will determine what's missing and reinstall it


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