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

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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.
 

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its almost 2014. please get off windows xp now :p
its going to be phased out real soon.
 
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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.
Try doing windows updates first?
 

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Try doing windows updates first?
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)?
 
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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.
 

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