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Windows 7 / Office Outlook Inquiry

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I recently purchased a new Dell with Windows 7. Loaded Microsoft Office 2000 and then upgraded to Office Professional 2003. Seems to be working fine but I have one persistent issue. Each time I open Outlook, I receive the following message:

C:\users\randy neyens\appdata\roaming\microsoft\addins\C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\addins\outbak.dll is not a valid office Add-In

Can you tell me what this means and how to address it? I am given the option to simply click OK and it goes away. No further issue. Thing is I would like to understand why it appears each time I open Outlook.

Thanks for your help
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Hi biff74,

The problem you are having is a known issue according to Microsoft... LOOK HERE Getting rid of it involves editing the registry. Always make a backup before editing the registry, which my instruction DO tell you to do.

To resolve this behavior, delete the Microsoft.Outlookbackup.1 key in the registry:

1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
2. Locate the following key in the registry:
3. Select the Microsoft.Outlookbackup.1 key, and then click Delete on the Edit menu.
4. Quit Registry Editor.

To get rid of this message... Please refer to images below for help
  • Click Windows Orb
  • Click Run...
  • Type or copy and paste Regedit
  • Click OK
  • The registry editor will open
  • Expand Software
  • Expand Microsoft
  • Expand Office
  • Expand Outlook
  • Expand Addins
  • Click File
  • Select Export
  • Save as AddinsBackup (or a name you'll remember)
    and save it to your Desktop (or somewhere you will remember)
  • Now HIGHLIGHT Microsoft.outlookbackup.1 ONLY!!!
  • Click Edit,
  • Click Delete (YOU ONLY WANT TO DELETE WHAT IS HIGHLIGHTED, which is microsoft.outlookbackup.1
  • Close out of the registry editor.
Open Outlook, problem solved? If not, a restart may be required, then open Outlook. How is everything? As long as everything is ok (wait a couple days or more) you can delete the backupaddins folder we made... DO NOT DOUBLE CLICK IT... it will add the entry back into the registry.

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Edited by Ferrari, 25 February 2010 - 10:50 PM.

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Im sorry to jump in but with windows 7 would be smarter to install office 2007, because at my work many have different problems with 7 and 2003
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