The install failed using IE's windowsupdate, so I attempted to open Outlook express and find out which version it is, in order to download and install the update manually, on it's own. However, I got the message
so I'm not sure which update to install.
Outlook Express could not be started because MSOE.DLL could not be loaded
Microsofts advice here is to:
So, what is the best way to go about this procedure properly;
To resolve this behavior, back up your Outlook Express data, and manually remove and reinstall Outlook Express
1. backing up important info to put it back later,
2. completely cleaning all traces of microsoft outlook, and outlook express (neither of which work any more) without removing or damaging windows irrepairably, and,
3. reinstalling outlook from the microsoft office 97 cd safely, and the updates and patches that are needed when it's done.
Thanks for any help, I know there's a lot there to be working on.