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Robert Tracy

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I had all the updates to Internet Explorer up to version 7, but my Outlook Express had no Address Book so I went back to IE Version: 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236, hoping that OE would install. But it doesn't. Its version is: 6.0.2600.0. When I try to install it I get: "Setup has detected a newer version of Internet Explorer already installed on this system. Setup cannot continue." Yet in Add/Remove it shows no IE at all.

I'm running Windows XP.

My other computer, running XP Pro has OE version: 6.00.2900.5512, while running IE version: 7.0.5730.13

Doesn't make sense.

I like that old OE. Would love to have it back. Is there a way?

Thank you for your attention to this and if I can offer more information please advise.
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Neil Jones

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Outlook Express is not part of Internet Explorer 7. Under XP it will always be version 6 no matter whether you use IE6, IE7 or IE8.
Considering Outlook Express is not updated in any way, shape or form save for patches under Service Pack 3, I don't quite follow how you think yours has changed itself. Can you post a screenshot of what you have now please?

By the way you cannot use an Internet Explorer 6 installation file on XP - the version of IE built into XP is newer than the one in the installation file.

Edited by Neil Jones, 23 March 2009 - 04:23 PM.

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Robert Tracy

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I don't quite follow how you think yours has changed itself.


I don't understand it either. As of today I don't even have Internet Explorer but that's because I uninstalled IE 8 and IE 6, although installed won't open. Of course I'll later reinstall up to 7--8 if I have to. Thing is I really love that old Outlook Express. It's completely gone now except for what I show below. So I'm using the only email program I've found that works, this awful IncrediMail. I tried Thunderbird and it does somehow automatically import my old folders and email from OE, but I've tried it before and then again recently and have failed to get it to send or receive.

New Computer: Now this works fine.

http://tracyfineart....et_explorer.jpg

http://tracyfineart....ook_express.jpg

Old Computer: As I say, this is all that remains of OE. This, Outlook Express is what I once had here and have been trying to gain back.

http://tracyfineart....ld_computer.jpg

My thanks for looking at this.
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If both computers are running the same version and service pack of XP you can often just copy the working Outlook Express folder from one computer to another as that will not affect the email on either computer, though I'm perplexed to explain why you've got a bunch of .old files in there, unless you've got some back-up software that you've used.
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