Tips to reinstall Microsoft® Outlook Express 6
What is the need to reinstall Microsoft Outlook Express 6 on a system? Get tips to do so
Microsoft Outlook Express 6 is an e-mail client which is capable of handling third party e-mail accounts. It features better options and controls allowing the users to manage many of their e-mail accounts. The supported protocols of Microsoft Outlook Express 6 include POP3, IMAP, and HTTP. It comes paired with Internet Explorer while installing Windows XP SP2. At times Microsoft Outlook Express 6 might end up with issues that stop the users in using the program. Sometimes troubleshooting the program or updating it may fix most of the issues and bugs. There often occurs some situations where nothing can be done in order to resolve the issue. In such situations the only thing the users can do is to reinstall Microsoft Outlook Express 6.
Discussed below are some points that will let the users to know how to reinstall Microsoft Outlook Express 6:
- Need to reinstall
- Reinstalling in Windows XP SP2
- Reinstalling in Widows XP without SP2
Need to reinstall
Microsoft Outlook Express 6 needs to be reinstalled due to several reasons. The main reason due to which users reinstall Microsoft Outlook Express 6 is when the program crashes permanently. In such cases, reinstalling the program will be the only the choice left for users. Reinstalling can also be done when the users decide to remove the entire user created settings like folders, rules, etc. This often takes place in business offices where users switch between computers.
Reinstalling in Windows XP SP2
Reinstalling Microsoft Outlook Express 6 takes different steps depending on the operating system. In Windows XP SP2 it can be done by installing via the 'MSOE50.inf' file. In order to do this, click on ‘Start’ menu and select ‘Run’. Type '%systemroot%inf' and hit ‘Enter’ key. Click the ‘OK’ button and it will open the 'INF' folder. Locate the file named as 'MSOE50.inf'. Right click on it and choose 'Install'. Insert the ‘Windows XP Setup CD’ when prompted. Windows will automatically start to reinstall Microsoft Outlook Express 6.
Reinstalling Microsoft Outlook Express 6 is quite easy in a computer that runs on Windows XP but not SP2 edition. As Microsoft Outlook Express 6 comes wth Windows XP SP2, updating the Windows XP to SP2 edition also reinstalls the Microsoft Outlook Express 6. This will give you a fresh copy of Microsoft Outlook Express 6. Updating can be done using the Windows Update. Note that Service Pack 2 is installed when you update Windows XP.
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