Outlook 2013 / 2016 Not Responding on Windows 10

Hello, I'm having an annoying problem with Outlook following an upgrade to Windows 10. Anytime I create a new message or reply to a message, Outlook will hang after a few seconds and not come back. It goes to not responding and never returns.

I've tried all the usual things like starting in Outlook safe mode, completely uninstalling, rebooting and reinstalling office. Tried both Office 2013 and 2016, new profiles, creating messages in plain text vs HTML and still does this every time. The rest of Office works fine and everything was working fine for months before the upgrade to W10.

Clearly seems to be tied to message creating and editing, but no idea what is causing this or how to fix it. Any help would be appreciated.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I would check your upgrade.  I did an upgrade to Windows 10 yesterday to a solid Windows 8.1 computer.  Office (Outlook) 2013 worked perfectly and Send / Receive , New Email is no issue.

What did you upgrade from?  
Did you upgrade all drivers, especially Network Card drivers?

Try a new, test Windows User Profile (Account). Log into the new Account and test Office / Outlook in the new account.
willp2Author Commented:
We've upgraded a dozen or so PCs to 10 and all have been solid. It happens to be my daily driver that is having the trouble. Everything else is working great.

The upgrade came from MS. Everything updated. New user profile (Account) is OK for a while then started doing the same thing.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I would go through all of your computer drivers and check installed software for errors (in case of interaction). Go to Reliability Monitor (Control Panel, Security and Maintenance and check for Critical "Stopped Working" errors.

I know you said you upgraded a bunch of computers. What operating system and age of computer is your computer prior to the upgrade?
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willp2Author Commented:
I had been using the 64 bit version of Office. I finally removed all 64 bit office apps and installed the 32 bit version and now it seems to be working. Not a great answer, but at least it got me working again.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
64-Bit Office requires everything around it to be 64-bit and it not recommended by Microsoft except in specific instances. I use the 32-bit version with no issue.
willp2Author Commented:
MS recommends 32bit office because its more compatible and not because its more stable . 64bit Office is every bit as solid as 32bit Office, it will just pose a problem when trying to use 3rd party plugins or when connecting Office to another program or few other rare (for us anyway) circumstances.

That isn't an issue for me and isn't an issue in this case. We need  64bit Office for specific reasons. Namely that we deal in ginormous spreadsheets and other data that need access to more memory than 32bit versions of Office can provide. 32bit office will simply crash on these giant docs and processes.

It's an infrequent need on my system so I'm not worried about it at the moment as Outlook is more important. Also, we do run 64 bit office on hundreds of systems with no trouble at all. I don't think whatever happened with my system is some inherent weakness in 64bit office, but rather it's just a good old fashioned case of something getting  hosed deep in the bowels of Windows or a damaged file or something. And I just don't feel like spending a ton of time trying to debug the mystery, so I'll just do a minor downgrade.
willp2Author Commented:
The fix was unrelated to comments made.  Sending points to John for the effort.
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