Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 are designed to work with Windows 7 operating system, but issues related to import of data from old machine, compatibility of add-ins and account settings are quite common. Leaning towards a computer technical support provider can relieve you, provided its reliable and backed by expertise.
What resonate inside the mind when you go for Windows 7 upgrade? Well, there can be many crucial things like data, files, email, pictures, and settings, that you won’t like to get compromised. Microsoft has got the sense, and has come with a robust and revamped version of Windows Easy Transfer that can handle the job more accurately. With the classic file explorer you can easily choose exactly which files to copy to your new PC. This time it is more transparent, and if there is something which it can’t get backed up or retrieved then it will let you know with a full report. The process seems to be less troublesome as with Windows Vista upgrades so far but there are still a couple of attention points before you start. This computer technical support guide is to discuss about the changes and issues that you could encounter involving Outlook after upgrading to Windows 7.
First of all assess the compatibility of your Outlook version with respect to Windows 7. Predecessor of Outlook 2003 are not blessed to run with Windows 7, though you can setup and configure those. Outlook 2002/XP will run on Windows 7 but it has the same password remembering issues as when using it on Windows Vista. A wab.dll error may prompt when you install Outlook 2000 in Internet Mail Only Mode (IMO Mode), though you can resolve it by installing it in Corporate/Workgroup Mode (CW Mode). Alternatively, get your Outlook information and settings imported via the Windows Live Mail. It also has Contacts and Calendar support and is fully supported on Windows 7. Install Windows Live Mail on your old computer first and select to import from Outlook, in case you don’t have it. After this, move the message store from Windows Live Mail to your Windows 7 computer and configure Windows Live Mail with it.
Compatibility of add-ins also matters a lot. If you have startup issues with Outlook after Windows 7 Upgrade, disabling add-ins can help you get out of trouble. Installing a compatible security software and proper configuration is also a key step to fix computer problems associated with Outlook. Incorrect security settings may give birth to poor Outlook performance to send receive errors and from corrupted emails to complete data loss. Upgrade may bring forth errors where you won’t be able to download pictures linked with messages; probably you might get “Work file” error. For this you have to take a dip into the registry settings, and edit certain values. At times, mail profile could be corrupt and creating a new one could resolve problems but don’t delete old profile in advance. Select the correct account type. Have Outlook with POP3 account on more than one computer or phone but not sure on which to check for incoming mails? Remember to configure Outlook on all machines and/or your mobile phone to leave a copy of message on the server so that none can miss that. This can be done from the account settings. Set this value long enough so that you can download it on your devices but don’t exceed much as that would clutter the online inbox.
Likewise there can be many errors or issues. Take help of online PC repair services and let technicians resolve those, if you are not comfortable with PC troubleshooting.
As a senior computer technical support engineer at Techvedic, the author offers out-of-the-box PC help service remote support to global customers for issues related to hardware and software. Moreover, he has a passion to write articles and blogs related to computer support, so as to empower consumers to fix computer problems on their own.