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Outlook Opens Very Slow

Posted on 2008-10-07
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I have two machines I am working on that have similar issues with Outlook.  They both have duo core processors with over 4 gig of RAM.  When Outlook opens two icons appear on the task bar.  It takes almost 5 minutes before the screen will populate.  Once it finally appears, the second icon on the task bar disappears.  During this process, no other applications will work.  Is there a solution to making it run faster.   My client is so frustrated. He is looking into different products.
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war1 earned 500 total points
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Hello mcleeves,

Outlook 2007 runs slow on Windows XP. It is optimize for Vista.

Outlook 2007 Large PST Performance Issue
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933493

Here are other reasons and some fixes for Outlook 2007 running slow
http://labnol.blogspot.com/2007/03/microsoft-outlook-2007-running-slow-fix.html

Hope this helps!
war1
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by:houssam_ballout
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Also, try to disable add-on,archive old emails, and try
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by:mikainz
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Disable the Outlook Cached Mode, if you have a large mailbox.
or go back to Outlook 2003
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by:Interserv
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if there is a large PST you should try compacting it

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289987
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I think this covers all the areas; however, I believe the problem I was having was related to similar problems I was having with Word & Excel.  It required a change in the DDE settings.  
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