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A Team
18-05-2009, 10:28 PM
I have Outlook 2007 installed, and Outlook Express 6 causes conflicts even though I have Outlook as the default e-mail program. Cheers

Speedy Gonzales
18-05-2009, 10:30 PM
You cant its part of windows. The only way you'll remove it is if you use Nlite and remove it then reinstall. But that'll also affect IE and other programs / files. I had the same prob, I just made OE the default.

A Team
18-05-2009, 10:33 PM
Thanks, Speedy.

Speedy Gonzales
18-05-2009, 10:41 PM
Hide it so you dont see it. Or disable it under control panel / set programs and access and defaults / custom

A Team
19-05-2009, 06:18 AM
Hi, Speedy. I don't seem to have a 'set programs and access and defaults' in CP (XP).

Speedy Gonzales
19-05-2009, 07:56 AM
Its in add/remove programs

pctek
19-05-2009, 08:38 AM
You can.

Add/Remove Programs - Windows Components. Untick it.

autechre
19-05-2009, 09:05 AM
Add/Remove Programs - Windows Components. Untick it.

Does that actually remove it, or just delete the shortcuts like when you remove IE using the same method?

Most methods i've seen involve renaming folders, a bunch of registry keys & other generally messy stuff to really remove OE.

That said, after i've set another program as default, I don't think OE has ever opened up.

Blam
19-05-2009, 09:26 AM
Just the shortcuts. You can do the same with IE but iexplore.exe from run still opens it.

Nlite is the way to go;)

merlin
19-05-2009, 09:57 PM
Removing OE can be done. The instructions are here - www.tweakxp.com/article37318.aspx - and do at your own risk.

pctek
20-05-2009, 08:30 AM
Just the shortcuts. You can do the same with IE but iexplore.exe from run still opens it.

Nlite is the way to go;)

I've done it.
And I do not have a msimn.exe anymore, nor do I have the folder either.
Its gone.