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How do I remove Outlook Express fromthe Start menu

by sandkd / October 10, 2005 11:07 AM PDT

I'm setting up a computer for a hotel to be used by its guests and the hotel management doesn't want the guests to be able to use an email client. The computer is a new Compaq running the latest version of XP Home eddition. We've managed to eliminate all other unwanted sofware. This is the last thing we want to get rid of. Can it be done? If so, how?

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by Maisie663 / October 10, 2005 11:26 AM PDT

A while back when I wanted to run a different system of Windows. I wanted to remove it but was informed I could not at it part of Windows system. Someone else may know different but that was my understanding.

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Too remove any entry from statr menu
by Stan Chambers / October 10, 2005 3:06 PM PDT

Right click and select delete.
This does not uninstall the program, it simply doesn't appear in the menu.

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Not so hard.....
by Papa Echo / October 10, 2005 6:21 PM PDT

To do what you want for your purpose, you have to disable or remove Outlook Express, not just removing it from the start menu, because it can be accessed from elsewhere.

Go to Control Panel> Add/Remove programs, and at Window Components at the left panel, unckeck Outlook Express. OK out. Then create a limited account(e.g. Honored Hotel Guest) for the use of hotel guests.

Using the limited account,the guests will not be able to reinstall Outlook Express. (Althought the Guest account can be used, there may be some OS operating issues.) The account can be password protected, so you can activiate it only on receipt of payment......

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