How to uninstall Outlook Express

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It is not as easy as it may seem to uninstall Outlook Express from a computer. The regular method of uninstalling software from a Windows PC will not work as 'Add/Remove Programs' does not list Outlook Express. Scanning through the Outlook Express troubleshooting guide could prove to be a tiresome experience. Furthermore, searching the internet to find a way to uninstall Outlook Express from your computer can lead to many results and add to the confusion. Learn how to uninstall Outlook Express in a few easy steps, with two different methods. Uninstalling Outlook Express has never been so quick and simple!

How to uninstall Outlook Express



Outlook Express is the default email client software provided with Microsoft Windows and it is not listed in the Add/Remove Programs feature.

To uninstall Outlook Express from your system:

Method 1

  • Go to the Start menu and select Run
  • Enter the following comman
    • C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\setup50.exe /APP:OE UNINSTALL/PROMPT
  • Click OK

Method 2

  • Open the Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs
  • Click on Add / Remove Windows Components
  • Uncheck Outlook Express and click Next
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