outlook express

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.
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jcimarronCommented:
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.
http://www.theeldergeek.com/repair_reinstall_ie_and_oe_6.htm  (Note SFC is recommended)
http://www.oeupdates.com/remove-and-reinstall-outlook-express.html
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278909
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-networking/uninstall-and-reinstall-outlook-express/5e0a53ce-1d7d-4bbb-935c-c59365755489

However, why not install Windows Live Mail?  All the OE files can be imported.
http://www.pcdon.com/080113OutlookExpress-WindowsLiveMail.html  or see Bruce Hagen's first post here
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/import-oe-mail-dbx-files-into-windows-live-mail-so/8166bbc9-7abc-4d14-b415-c8a6554d6d32

And having said all that if the above do not help, tell us what the problems are.
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
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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jcimarronCommented:
JeffBeall--You are welcome!
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