Get the message "To free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages" - No. OE installed

From the beginning of this week, I get a pop-up message stating "To free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages".  This happens when that I start.  The fact is; I do not use Outlook Express or have installed. I checked the Windows components that are installed and checked that.  Once again; He started at the beginning of this week.  There are a few updates that was installed earlier this week also.  No other software has been added.  I use Outlook 2003 and have for years.  Will continue to cancel this message, I would appreciate it if someone could shed some light on how to prevent this message from poping up upward.

Of course, it has something to with Windows Search as you suggest.
I open the Indexing Options and found that Outlook Express was listed and checked in an indexed location.
I took the case off Outlook Express but he left on my Outlook 2003.
The settings saved and restarted.
The message poped always upward, but I noticed one thing - search index icon does not appear in the taskbar until I actually recognized the message by choosing .  I waited about a minute and a half before that I did to make sure my boot is complete.  Soon I clicked on cancel search index icon appeared on the system tray.

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