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Uninstall of IE 7

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Don, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Don

    Don Flightless Bird

    I am having a problem opening Outlook Express 6.0; it takes over a minute
    each time I open this program for it to fully open. I was considering going
    to Add/Remove programs and removing IE 7.0 and then going to Microsoft
    website and installing IE 7.0 again. Would that get me a clean copy of
    Outlook Express 6.0? Or, do you have another suggestion? I have looked at the
    Task Manager and CPU usage during this lengthy opening of Outlook Express and
    CPU usage does not appear to be the problem.
    --
    Don
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    Internet Explorer 7 does not include Outlook Express, but you can be
    forgiven for thinking that it does, since OE 6 arrived with IE 6.

    Outlook Express is a legacy product and no longer being developed.

    You may find that Outlook Express opens faster if you clean out your
    Inbox and compact your folders. Outlook Express was not designed to
    store large amounts of mail.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Don wrote:
    > I am having a problem opening Outlook Express 6.0; it takes over a minute
    > each time I open this program for it to fully open. I was considering going
    > to Add/Remove programs and removing IE 7.0 and then going to Microsoft
    > website and installing IE 7.0 again. Would that get me a clean copy of
    > Outlook Express 6.0? Or, do you have another suggestion? I have looked at the
    > Task Manager and CPU usage during this lengthy opening of Outlook Express and
    > CPU usage does not appear to be the problem.
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    [Crosspost to OE General newsgroup]

    Uninstalling/reinstalling IE7 won't do squat for your OE problem.

    Are you running WinXP SP2 or SP3?

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?

    Do you adhere to *all* of the following OE user caveats?...

    - Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to local
    folders created for this purpose.

    - Empty Deleted Items folder daily.

    - Frequently perform a manual compact of all OE folders while "working
    offline". More at http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm

    - Do not cancel Automatic Compacting, should it occur, and do not attempt to
    close OE via Task Manager or shutdown your machine if Automatic Compacting
    is taking place.

    - Disable email scanning by your anti-virus application. It can cause
    corruption (i.e., loss of messages) and provides no additional protection.

    • Why you don't need your anti-virus to scan your email
    http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm

    --
    OE-specific newsgroup:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlookexpress.general

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Don wrote:
    > I am having a problem opening Outlook Express 6.0; it takes over a minute
    > each time I open this program for it to fully open. I was considering
    > going
    > to Add/Remove programs and removing IE 7.0 and then going to Microsoft
    > website and installing IE 7.0 again. Would that get me a clean copy of
    > Outlook Express 6.0? Or, do you have another suggestion? I have looked at
    > the Task Manager and CPU usage during this lengthy opening of Outlook
    > Express and CPU usage does not appear to be the problem.
     

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