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Windows 7: Outlook 2003 Seems to close but still on Toolbar

07 May 2009   #1
NimrodAUS

Windows 7 X64 RC1
 
 
Outlook 2003 Seems to close but still on Toolbar

Hi everybody. I have just "upgraded" to Windows 7 RC1 X86 from Vista Home Basic X86 on my everyday PC and One thing that is annoying is when I close Outlook 2003 It sorta closes but there is still the outlook icon in the notification area and if i click on it it gives me a bunch of stuff non of which does jack ****. Just wondering if anyone else is having this problem.

Now Before anyone says it, I know A fresh install would have been nice but just not practical for me yet. Soon when I have the time to go through all my programs and what not.


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07 May 2009   #2
rajinisback09

Windows 7 Ultmate 32 bit 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 

Nimrod,
I have seen the same thing with Outlook 2000/Outlook 2007 on Windows XP. It's more Outlook than anything I bet. Maybe a hotfix for Outlook 2003 that addresses this?
Raj
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07 May 2009   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

+1, I agree. Also, you stated upgraded, you might want to uninstall outlook then re-install it (if you haven't already). You can then re-download any Updates/Hotfixes that are available.

Hope this helps





Jeff
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08 May 2009   #4
NimrodAUS

Windows 7 X64 RC1
 
 

Yeah I know "Upgrade" is a dirty Word. I will as stated get around to doing a full fresh install as it certanly doesnt run as well as expected on my Pentium D 950 with 3GB or ram and 8800GT. But for now it will have to do. I have no doubt that its Outlook as Im sure Microsoft are deliberatly making older software run like a dog to make people upgrade. Example. Outlook XP was working fine untill one day a bunch of "Updates" were installed and now on XP it Crashes on Closing. On Vista is hangs slightly on Closing and on Windows 7 it dont close at all. lol

I just though id ask the question to see if there was an easy fix.
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08 May 2009   #5
rajinisback09

Windows 7 Ultmate 32 bit 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 

Hi NimroadAUS,
What I do if outlook hangs upon exit is just kill Oulook.exe from the Task Manager.
Raj
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08 May 2009   #6
NimrodAUS

Windows 7 X64 RC1
 
 

Yeah you can do that. Its not Ideal Though. I might get 2007 sometime soon. Its really wierd though its not like it hangs or crashes it just doesnt close and i right click on the icon on the notifications area and it gives me the options:


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08 May 2009   #7
johngalt

 

Have you tried running Outlook in Vista compatibility mode?
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09 May 2009   #8
NimrodAUS

Windows 7 X64 RC1
 
 

Yeah Ive tried that, In XP Compatability Mode to. No difference. I noticed in Task Manager the ******* is using 38Mb of ram just sitting there doing nothing. Also I didnt mention but those Options when clicking on the notification area icon, do Sweet F A. Does not open Outlook or anything.
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09 May 2009   #9
johngalt

 

Gotta be the upgrade then - if you're gonna blow it away and start from scratch, just live with it for a little longer - but if you're gonna put off the blowing away, I'd uninstall Office and then install it again.

Of course, be sure to backup your data, such as PST files, templates, etc.
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09 May 2009   #10
NimrodAUS

Windows 7 X64 RC1
 
 

Yeah Probably. As soon as the Retail Windows 7 Comes out I will be buyin it so I can wait till then. Besides this is just my email internet and music centre. My hard core 3d gaming system doesnt even have office on it. Just dont like things not working as they should. Someone has to try and keep microsoft in line.
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