Microsoft Outlook/Outlook Express

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Hi,
is there a safe way to remove one or both of these programs from my
computer? I'm running XP with SP2 and I don't use either of these
programs, so they're just taking up space on my hard drive. I realize
that Internet Explorer is integrated into the operating system, but
what about the two Outlooks?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Mike McGough
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    "Michael G. McGough" wrote:
    Hi,
    is there a safe way to remove one or both of these programs from my
    computer?
    -----------------------------

    Yes.

    Outlook is a part of Microsoft Office so if you ever want to use any part of
    Office(Word, Excel, etc) you'll have to leave it installed.

    As far as Outlook Express go to Start | Control Panel | click 'Add and
    Remove Programs' | in the left pane click 'Add and remove Windows componets',
    Uncheck 'Outlook Express' and click Next.


    John.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    You can remove Outlook!! Go to control panel and choose "Add or Remove
    Programs and Windows components". Click on the Microsoft Office line and
    then choose to add or remove components. You will have the opportunity to
    remove Outlook from there.

    JAX

    "John Paul" <JohnPaul@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5C27C191-B9FD-4814-AC25-DE3B14EFAA33@microsoft.com...
    > "Michael G. McGough" wrote:
    > Hi,
    > is there a safe way to remove one or both of these programs from my
    > computer?
    > -----------------------------
    >
    > Yes.
    >
    > Outlook is a part of Microsoft Office so if you ever want to use any part
    > of
    > Office(Word, Excel, etc) you'll have to leave it installed.
    >
    > As far as Outlook Express go to Start | Control Panel | click 'Add and
    > Remove Programs' | in the left pane click 'Add and remove Windows
    > componets',
    > Uncheck 'Outlook Express' and click Next.
    >
    >
    >
    > John.
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    You can remove both Outlook and Outlook express.
    Outlook you remove from the Add/Remove section in Control panel (should be
    under Microsoft office)
    Outlook express you need to open Add/Remove in control panel and then click
    the icon on the left of the add/remove window marked 'add/remove windows
    components' In the windows component wizard scroll down the list until you
    come to Outlook express and then remove the check mark from the box on the
    left of the outlook express option. Click the Next button and Outlook
    express will be removed.

    --
    John Barnett MVP
    Associate Expert
    www.freelanceit.glowinternet.net
    "Michael G. McGough" <mr68@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:ijjip0ps3ekismlcq02csji9rvldh4tb87@4ax.com...
    >
    > Hi,
    > is there a safe way to remove one or both of these programs from my
    > computer? I'm running XP with SP2 and I don't use either of these
    > programs, so they're just taking up space on my hard drive. I realize
    > that Internet Explorer is integrated into the operating system, but
    > what about the two Outlooks?
    >
    > Any help is greatly appreciated.
    >
    > Mike McGough
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    On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 14:46:15 -0000, "John Barnett MVP"
    <freelanceit@mvps.org.nospam> wrote:

    >You can remove both Outlook and Outlook express.
    >Outlook you remove from the Add/Remove section in Control panel (should be
    >under Microsoft office)

    Thanks for all the quick advice - from EVERYONE! One follow-up
    question though: John Paul indicated in his reply that removing
    Outlook would mess up my use of MS Word. Is that the case, or is it
    safe to delete by the process you outlined?

    Thanks again!

    Mike
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    "Michael G. McGough" wrote:


    Thanks for all the quick advice - from EVERYONE! One follow-up
    question though: John Paul indicated in his reply that removing
    Outlook would mess up my use of MS Word. Is that the case, or is it
    safe to delete by the process you outlined?
    ------------------------------------------------


    If there is an option to remove only Outlook it should be fine. In my case
    The only option is to uninstall the entire Microsoft Office.


    John.
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    | "Michael G. McGough" <mr68@sbcglobal.net> wrote
    | > Hi,
    | > is there a safe way to remove one or both of these programs from my
    | > computer? I'm running XP with SP2 and I don't use either of these
    | > programs, so they're just taking up space on my hard drive. I realize
    | > that Internet Explorer is integrated into the operating system, but
    | > what about the two Outlooks?
    | > Mike McGough

    "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.nospam> wrote
    | You can remove both Outlook and Outlook express.
    | Outlook you remove from the Add/Remove section in Control panel (should be
    | under Microsoft office)
    | Outlook express you need to open Add/Remove in control panel and then click
    | the icon on the left of the add/remove window marked 'add/remove windows
    | components' In the windows component wizard scroll down the list until you
    | come to Outlook express and then remove the check mark from the box on the
    | left of the outlook express option. Click the Next button and Outlook
    | express will be removed.
    |
    | --
    | John Barnett MVP
    | Associate Expert

    Regarding the removal of Outlook Express, doesn't that just remove user
    access to Outlook Express, but not actually physically remove it?

    (My Outlook Express entry in 'add/remove windows components' shows 0.0 MB -
    as does my entry for Internet Explorer - which implies that Outlook Express
    is also integrated into the operating system)
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    I'm curios (OK Nosey!), WHY do U want to remove both OL and OE? What will
    you use for e-mail?

    Thanks In Advance

    Specialist David W
    (U.S.A.F. Network Information Systems)
    "Michael G. McGough" <mr68@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:ijjip0ps3ekismlcq02csji9rvldh4tb87@4ax.com...
    >
    > Hi,
    > is there a safe way to remove one or both of these programs from my
    > computer? I'm running XP with SP2 and I don't use either of these
    > programs, so they're just taking up space on my hard drive. I realize
    > that Internet Explorer is integrated into the operating system, but
    > what about the two Outlooks?
    >
    > Any help is greatly appreciated.
    >
    > Mike McGough
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    U= should read You

    --
    All the Best,
    Kelly (MS-MVP)

    Troubleshooting Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com

    "Specialist David W [MCSE]" <Specialist00298445018@Langley.AFB.MIL.US> wrote
    in message news:fvadnV9TbODMXwLcRVn-sg@comcast.com...
    > I'm curios (OK Nosey!), WHY do U want to remove both OL and OE? What will
    > you use for e-mail?
    >
    > Thanks In Advance
    >
    > Specialist David W
    > (U.S.A.F. Network Information Systems)
    > "Michael G. McGough" <mr68@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    > news:ijjip0ps3ekismlcq02csji9rvldh4tb87@4ax.com...
    >>
    >> Hi,
    >> is there a safe way to remove one or both of these programs from my
    >> computer? I'm running XP with SP2 and I don't use either of these
    >> programs, so they're just taking up space on my hard drive. I realize
    >> that Internet Explorer is integrated into the operating system, but
    >> what about the two Outlooks?
    >>
    >> Any help is greatly appreciated.
    >>
    >> Mike McGough
    >
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    > Thanks for all the quick advice - from EVERYONE! One follow-up
    > question though: John Paul indicated in his reply that removing
    > Outlook would mess up my use of MS Word. Is that the case, or is it
    > safe to delete by the process you outlined?
    > ------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
    > If there is an option to remove only Outlook it should be fine. In my case
    > The only option is to install the entire Microsoft Office.

    Depending on the version. Easiest way is to put your Office CD in and
    Office will ask if you want to modify your installation. Tel it yes,
    un-check the Outlook checkmark, and have a go. It will remove Outlook and
    leave your other programs alone. At least it did for me on Office 2003.
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    The specialist in your name has proompted me to reply to you to see if you
    have a solution for a nagging problem we are having with Outlook Express v6.
    When running it on a Dell Dimension laptop, Outlook crashes about every
    twenty minutes. The laptop does not use Outlook when off-site so I don't
    know if this happens outside of the office. We have a Win2K server and WinXP
    on the laptop with SP2. The laptop just freezes periodically when in Outlook
    only. This morning and yesterday the blue screen presented itself in
    Outlook. Rebooting the system clears everything for another twenty minutes
    or so. The laptop is using 50% of it's resources and has been cleaned up of
    any excessive files and defragged leaving 50% of space available on a 30GB
    harddrive. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank
    you. Betty (trkrboston@aol.com)

    "Specialist David W [MCSE]" wrote:

    > I'm curios (OK Nosey!), WHY do U want to remove both OL and OE? What will
    > you use for e-mail?
    >
    > Thanks In Advance
    >
    > Specialist David W
    > (U.S.A.F. Network Information Systems)
    > "Michael G. McGough" <mr68@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    > news:ijjip0ps3ekismlcq02csji9rvldh4tb87@4ax.com...
    > >
    > > Hi,
    > > is there a safe way to remove one or both of these programs from my
    > > computer? I'm running XP with SP2 and I don't use either of these
    > > programs, so they're just taking up space on my hard drive. I realize
    > > that Internet Explorer is integrated into the operating system, but
    > > what about the two Outlooks?
    > >
    > > Any help is greatly appreciated.
    > >
    > > Mike McGough
    >
    >
    >
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