How to Remove Outlook 2010 completely from a Windows 10 PRO operating system

I have a client new laptop with Windows 10 Pro installed [issue 1709].   Office 2010 home and business is installed.   There are a few instances where Outlook is not recognized, or not able to respond to items such as the printer when a fax to email is chosen, or from an Adobe  form that would normally open the email program when that option is chosen.  I suspect the present version of Outlook may be click to run.   The email is configured as a POP account.  The email address being used is provided by the ISP.  Exchange is not involved in any manner.

Outlook is chosen as the default email program.

My thoughts are to remove Outlook [and if necessary Office 2010] and use a program like Thunder Bird for email.  The last computer used Windows live mail and all worked well.

Will just uninstalling Outlook allow a different email program to be recognized as the default email program or are there registry entries that need to be addressed?

Is there some way to configure Windows 10 PRO to communicate to third party printer / fax machines or Adobe forms that will allow Outlook to remain as the default email program?
WilfAsked:
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McKnifeCommented:
Install TB, it will ask if it should become the default, else use system settings (start menu, type default programs).
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
1. Outlook 2010 is out of support or very near to that.
2. In a properly running computer, just uninstalling Office suffices and no need for mucking in the registry
3. Where is the 3rd party printer located?  Normally you just add the printer.
4. Try a supported version of Office.
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WilfAuthor Commented:
I installed TB, and asked it to be the default email, but it didn't work.  The printer is a network printer connected wireless to the network, and is the default printer on the laptop.  You can scan from the printer, print anything, just when you choose scan to fax, an error message that the default email could not be found.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
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McKnifeCommented:
As suggested, click your start button, type "default programs" and make sure TB has all its file types and protocols associated.
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WilfAuthor Commented:
I was able to uninstall outlook, but am still having the issue with scan to email.  I will close this question and start a new onw

Thanks
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for the update
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