Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Outlook "Startup" change grayed out

01 Sep 2015   #1
Harolnick

Windows 7 64-bit Home premium
 
 
Outlook "Startup" change grayed out

My old MS Outlook 7 starts on a calendar, but I need it to begin on Contacts. So went onto Tools/Options, Other/ Advanced, and saw the word "Calendar" for "Startup screen" That, though, was grayed out, and I can't change it to "Contacts" (or anything else). Any way I can get it to brighten??

thanks, and congrats to the whole W7 Forum, which is so helpful.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 Sep 2015   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Hi Harolnick, welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

What version of Outlook are you using.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2015   #3
Harolnick

Windows 7 64-bit Home premium
 
 

Should've mentioned it's Outlook 7. Probably should upgrade, but afraid of losing contacts etc. etc. It's a complex program with all kinds of hidden files.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Sep 2015   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Are you referring to Outlook 2007. From what I have been able to find out there was never a version of Outlook referred to just as 7. Is it part of Office 2007.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2015   #5
Harolnick

Windows 7 64-bit Home premium
 
 

Yes, Outlook 2007. Shoulda been more specific, but two weeks ago, when Windows 10 crashed and I had to deal with the Windows "We-will-call-you-back-in 347-minutes-or-more" Support team, I've been less fastidious than I should be. And back to setting up Windows 7. (Wishing I could return to XP)

Anyhow yes, Outlook 2007 it is.

Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2015   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

From what you have said, it seems that when Windows 10 crashed, you have decided to reinstall Windows 7 again, am I right?. If so have you reinstalled Outlook again as well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2015   #7
Harolnick

Windows 7 64-bit Home premium
 
 

Giving up on Microsoft, I went to my terrific local computer repairshop. When they installed Word, Outlook came along with it. But since all my original contact were listed, they obviously took it off my external hard disc.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2015   #8
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

So is it all fixed up now?.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2015   #9
Harolnick

Windows 7 64-bit Home premium
 
 

Yes, except for minor problems, such as the having the Startup view from Outlook grayed out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Outlook "Startup" change grayed out




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Stuck on "Start Windows normally" and "Launch startup repair"
I am stuck on "Start Windows normally" and "Launch startup repair" When I choose "Start Windows Normally",it gives me blue screen with the following error:Unmountable_Boot_Volume.On "Launch startup repair" I am stuck on the Windows 7 wallpaper with cursor and can't even open Cmd trough...
General Discussion
How to change my outlook "sent from" acct
I got 4 dif. emails associated with outlook. When sending an email I either manually select the 'from address' or it uses a preset acct by default. How do I change the default 'send from' acct? (can't crack it)
Chillout Room
"Local Area Connection" missing in "Change adapter Settings".. Plz hlp
I have to set up a Broadband connection. But Local Area connection icon is missing. Someone told "drivers" could be missing... I installed few. But the problem is as it was.. please guide me in this regards.. Thank you Screen shots Attached
Network & Sharing
Change font of "Welcome", "Logging Off" and "Shutting down"?
How do I change the font of "Welcome", "Logging Off" and "Shutting down"? Is it hard coded in a uifile? Which file are the words in? Is the file written in XML?? John
Customization
Outlook without "Outlook Today" calendar, Just "Inbox"
I have installed Outlook (which looks more like OE than Live mail, perhaps) and started using it. I am fairly happy. The only thing that bugs me is that it starts up with two windows and two tabs, one of which is the calendar functionality. I can close that down again but it is a pain. Is there a...
Browsers & Mail
change start menu icons "devices and printers" and "recorded tv"
Hello Ive managed to change all the icons on my system to custom ones apart from devices and printers and recorded tv on the right of the start menu.(the ones that appear over your user picture when you hover over them) Ive searched everywhere for their location in the registry but cant find them...
Customization


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:07.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App