Outlook Opens Very Slow

Posted on 2008-10-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
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.
Question by:mcleeves
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Hello mcleeves,

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

Outlook 2007 Large PST Performance Issue

Here are other reasons and some fixes for Outlook 2007 running slow

Hope this helps!
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Also, try to disable add-on,archive old emails, and try

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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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if there is a large PST you should try compacting it

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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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