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Complete removal of some MS programs?


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Is there any way to safely uninstall/remove Outlook Express, NetMeeting, and Internet Explorer from WinXP Home Edition? I 'uninstalled' IE using Add/Remove Windows Components but the files are still on my computer. I don't use the above programs and I would really prefer not to have them on my computer taking up space.
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You will need IE for windows updates, and for the amount of room the programmes take, they are not worth removing

If you use another e-mail client then XP will use that, just don't set any accounts in OE
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dreamofthephoenix...

Because of the way these applications are integrated into the operating system, removing them is not a good idea. Disableing them through Add or Remove Programs as you have done is the best option.

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Thanks for the advice. I'll leave the programs alone.
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