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How to uninstall Outlook Express and Outlook

I really don't care for the Outlooks (Outlook Express and Outlook).  I have had some bad experience with Outlook in the past.  I have been successful in avoiding them on my desktop, but unfortunately it got turned on and installed recently.  How can I turn them off permanently or uninstall them?
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dhsindy SparrowRetired considering supplemental income.Commented:
What operating system are you using?  And, Outlook is part of Microsoft Office which is several programs, do you want to get rid of them all (Access, Word)?
You can get rid of the "real" Outlook by going to Start->(Settings)->Control Panel, select Add/Remove Programs, and modify the Microsoft Office installation. You can deselect the Outlook part from the installation to remove MS Outlook from your machine.

Outlook Express is a bit more dicey. The problem is, it's integrated more or less into Windows pretty much the same way Internet Explorer is. You can remove the icons, but some parts of the functionality remain on your machine no matter what. To remove what you can:

- Start->(Settings)->Control Panel, select Add/Remove Programs
- Cick on "Add/Remove Windows Components" on the left side
- Scroll down on the list, you'll see Outlook Express, deselect it
- click OK

As the tooltip there says, it only removes the OE from the start menu so you won't accidentally start it up. I wouldn't recommend trying to remove it completely as it will affect many other applications and their email related functionality. The only real way to stay away from every single component of Outlook Express is to stay away from Windows, too.
dhsindy SparrowRetired considering supplemental income.Commented:
If I were you I would just install a substitute program and make it the default and use that.  The other programs may be desireable to someone interested in buying your computer.  It is not that difficult to remove all the icons from your desktop and start menu while leaving the programs functional.  If you are trying to gain HD space that is another matter.

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