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Outlook 98 Patches & Updates Guide


Updating Microsoft Outlook 98

Outlook 98 LogoMicrosoft Office Update does not provide automated updates scanning for Office 97 and Outlook 98. HPC Factor is pleased to offer this quick overview of how to update the security and functionality of Outlook 98.

NB: If you are running Office 97 you should ensure that you have SR1 installed before using Outlook 98

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1. Internet Explorer

Having installed Outlook 98 you should first update Internet Explorer to the latest version available. Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 for Windows 95. Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 for Windows NT 4.0, 98, 98SE, 2000, Millennium and Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2 under Windows XP SP2.

It is important to update Internet Explorer even if you do not plan to use it as your default web browser. Outlook 98 file components are shared with Internet Explorer and the fastest and often only way to update these files is to update Internet Explorer.

Windows 95 users who require Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 Click Here
We also offer Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 for download

Microsoft Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/

2. Microsoft Outlook Component Installer

Once you have installed Outlook 98 you can automatically check to ensure that you have the latest version of the Outlook 98 components using the Outlook Component Installer Site.

Microsoft Outlook 98 Component Installer: http://officeupdate.microsoft.com/outlook/addcomp/addcom.htm

NB: The Component installer site does not scan for or install security updates

3. Outlook 98 QFE Patches & Updates

Microsoft have released several Critical Update QFE's or Quick Fix Engineering Patches for Outlook 98. These should be considered as crucial updates that you should install immediately. Ideally these should all be successfully applied before you take Outlook 98 on the Internet.

Q262617 : Outlook 98 Update: E-mail Security Update

Q291791 : Outlook 98 Update: Java Permissions Security

Q262700 : Outlook 98 Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) Security Update

Q214575 : Outlook 98 Archive Patch

Q193604 : Outlook 98 Import/Export Date Fix

Q172733 : Microsoft Jet Database Engine 3.51 SP3

Q282010 : Microsoft Jet Database Engine 4.0 SP8

Q175807 : Outlook 98 Internet Explorer Security Components Update

Q258945 : Outlook 98 Patch: United Kingdom 020 Area Code Update

Q182728 : Outlook 98 Patch: Importer Field Mapping

4. Additional Add-ons & enhancements

Additional Add-ons to improve the functionality in Outlook 98 can be found on the Microsoft Office Download Centre web site.

Office Download Centre: http://office.microsoft.com/Downloads/default.aspx