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Microsoft Outlook doesn't seem to be included in my Office package. Is it part of Windows?

How do I get it? I dislike it for e-mail (and I may have uninstalled it as some point), but I need it to read the notes on my phone.

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You can get Outlook with certain versions of Microsoft Office.

From this chart, you can see that for Office 2010, you have to buy Office Home and Business or higher in order to get Outlook.

office 2010 comparison chart

Older versions:

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Just for completeness: He doesn't have to buy Office, he can also get Outlook in a standalone version (see my post below), which is probably a cheaper solution. –  slhck May 3 '11 at 6:20
thanks @slhck, +1 to you. –  studiohack May 3 '11 at 6:25

It's available in Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010, together with Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint.

But since you already have Office, there's no point in buying a new package, so there's also a standalone version of Outlook, scroll down on the page or click here.

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dear me, $200, i guess i'll find a work-around –  Kirstin May 3 '11 at 8:10
@Bec Maybe you know a student? Microsoft always offers free or discounted versions to students worldwide. –  slhck May 3 '11 at 8:52

If Outlook is included in the Office suite you already have, then you can add it back in by changing the installed features. Go to the control panel's add/remove programs, and find Office on the list. Choose to "change" the installation, then in the Office installer choose to Add/Remove features. This will present you with a list of packages included in the suite, and you can add Outlook back in by selecting its dropdown and choosing "Run from my computer".

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MS Office 2010 Product Comparison reveals which suites contain MS Outlook

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