1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

How to install outlook express on windows xp with explorer 8?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by bobeskomaill, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. bobeskomaill New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2013
    Messages:
    17 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Iam trying to install outlook express and i have windows xp and whenever i begin to install it says "There is a newer version of explorer on your pc, setup will not continue. i dont know what to do.
     
  2. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,625 (3.39/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,239
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2013
  3. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    7,654 (4.90/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,019
    its almost 2014. please get off windows xp now :p
    its going to be phased out real soon.
     
    v12dock says thanks.
  4. FX-GMC

    FX-GMC

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2013
    Messages:
    845 (2.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    322
    Location:
    Cumberland Plateau
    Try doing windows updates first?
     
  5. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,625 (3.39/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,239
    He's trying to install Outlook, which comes with IE6. I don't know of any seperate installer for OE, and if you have something newer than IE6 you can't install it because you have a newer version..

    Any chance you can install it through Add/Remove Windows Components (in add/remove programs)?
     
  6. FX-GMC

    FX-GMC

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2013
    Messages:
    845 (2.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    322
    Location:
    Cumberland Plateau
    You could install Windows Live Mail which is part of Windows Live Essentials. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3945

    Windows Live Mail is what Outlook Express turned in to.
     
  7. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    9,822 (3.96/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,481
    Location:
    Quantum well (UK)
    This is an awkward problem to solve and one I don't think is worth the time and effort.

    The OP would be better off either using a modern webmail service like gmail or outlook.com or using a modern email client like Windows Live Mail like FX-GMC suggested or Thunderbird from Mozilla. If nothing else, Outlook Distress was notorious for corrupting its data files and losing all your email in one easy step. Not worth it.
     
  8. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,206 (2.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,692
    Location:
    Statesville, NC
    Crunching for Team TPU
  9. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    19,935 (6.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,027
    This was going to be my suggestion as well. I just wasn't sure if it worked with XP. It is definitely way better than Outlook Express, and I actually prefer it to regular Outlook as well.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU 50 Million points folded for TPU

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page