Need help finding a script that will remove outlook express from Windows XP

Posted on 2007-10-04
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Need help finding a script that will remove Outlook Express from Windows XP
Question by:USBMHC
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    Expert Comment

    Not sure if you have a specific reason for asking a "script"...
    But you could remove it from Add/remove programs ... Windows Components ..

    Author Comment

    Ya I'm building a login script to remove it from all our systems.
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    Accepted Solution

    I don't believe you can,
    Because it is an integralpart of windows you can disable it manually. But remove it completely no.

    here is how to manually remove the main core elements.
    This involves renaiming lots of things such as directories, then you will have to track down the regestry removing registry keys and rename files. remove the windows updates associated with outlook express. The list is quite exhaustive and not for the inexperienced. Make a backup of the system first.
    How to manually remove and reinstall Outlook Express << just dont re-install.
    Also IE is associated with outlook express.;EN-US;q263837

    Expert Comment

    To remove just Outlook Express, create a text file that contains:

    OEAccess = off

    then use the following command:

    sysocmgr.exe /i:%windir%\inf\sysoc.inf /u:{file}.txt /q /r

    Note: I usually remove games and messenger also. Here is what my entire text file looks like:

    Freecell = off
    Hearts = off
    ZoneGames = off
    Minesweeper = off
    Solitaire = off
    Spider = off
    Pinball = off
    Games = Off
    msnexplr = off
    msmsgs = off
    OEAccess = off
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    Expert Comment

    eocslo this is dated 2007
    Funny though 4 years later windows 7 comes along and doesnt have any email client

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