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There are a couple approaches to take to repair Outlook Express.
I have been reading all the problems with OE not responding. I thought I would try to repair OE in Add/Remove Programs, but it doesn't show up! I have Windows XP with SP2. I am using Outlook successfully, but OE will not open...just hangs, and I am not game to change registry entries. How can I get these programs that are missing to show up in Add/Remove?
It is confusing. Windows gives you this nice facility for adding and removing software in Control Panel, and then neither Internet Explorer nor Outlook Express show up in it.
Fortunately, there is another approach.
First, be aware that Outlook Express is part of Internet Explorer. You might not think of it that way, but that's how it's packaged and delivered.
And both are considered part of the operating system.
That means you can run the System File Checker to repair either Outlook Express and Internet Explorer.
The other alternative is simply to reinstall Internet Explorer, and with it Outlook Express, by downloading the latest version.
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