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For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257824/EN-US/ )OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
This article describes how to manually uninstall and then reinstall Outlook Express on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me).
To manually uninstall and then reinstall Outlook Express, the directions are divided into the following seven parts:
Part 1: Make All System Files and File Extensions Visible
Part 2: Back Up Outlook Express DataBefore you uninstall Outlook Express, it is important to familiarize yourself with the backup and restore procedures for Outlook data. Microsoft recommends that you back up your mail, address book, and other data.
For additional information about backup procedures, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/181084/EN-US/ )How to Back Up Your Inbox Assistant Rules in Outlook Express
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/188093/EN-US/ )How to Back Up the Account List in Outlook Express
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/230208/EN-US/ )How to Back Up E-mail Messages in Outlook Express 5
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/270670/EN-US/ )OLEXP: How to Back Up and Recover Outlook Express Data
Part 3: Uninstall Outlook Express from Windows Me
Part 4: Rename Outlook Express Folders
Part 5: Delete the Outlook Express Registry KeysImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
Part 6: Rename Outlook Express Files
Part 7: Reinstall Outlook Express