outlook express

Posted on 2011-10-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
i have a friend who is having problems with outlook express. instead of chasing down the problem, i was wondering if there is a way to re-install outlook express?
or would system file check ( sfc ) be the way to go?
i want to try a good re-install because many times i have spent WAY more time trying to figure out a problem, when re-installing has worked much faster.
i'm just not sure if there is a good way to re-install outlook express, because it seems like microsoft so tightly integrates things like internet explorer into the operating system, that the only sure way to fix it is to re-install windows.
Question by:JeffBeall
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    JeffBeall--You have not told us what versions of OE or Windows are being used.  So here are references to cover most situations of reinstalling or repairing OE.  (Note SFC is recommended)

    However, why not install Windows Live Mail?  All the OE files can be imported.  or see Bruce Hagen's first post here

    And having said all that if the above do not help, tell us what the problems are.
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    i like the idea of using windows live mail.
    i would go into details, but in this case, it just doesn't seem worth the time. 9 times out of 10, i spend all this time on this kind of problem and get nowhere. also, it's an older computer, and i don't think it's worth the time spent on it.
    if windows live mail gets them by, then that should be good enough
    thanks for the help.
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    JeffBeall--You are welcome!

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