I have upgraded to Office 2007, because I am doing a course that requires it. I have noticed though that Outlook 2007 is painfully slow. Not only that, it seems to hog memory. I used to allow Outlook 2003 to run in the background and pick up email while I was working. This is not practical with Outlook 2007, because everything grinds to a halt when it fetches which has been as long as 25 minutes. Even opening an unrelated file folder can take a couple of minutes. Also, it seems to take forever to open up and close down, often taking 7 or 8 minutes for each. Due to the requirements of my course I cannot revert back to 2003. I have used CCleaner, Spybot, Adaware, AVG and SpywareBlaster to check for problems and none are reported. I have checked CPU usage with the task manager, and it reports that during fetch Outlook 2007 uses up to 93%. Does anyone have any practical ideas as to what I can do to improve Outlooks performance? I am using XP Pro, SP2 and have 1Gb of memory. All other applications within Office 2007 work normally.
Is the rest of your system running at normal speed ?
Try putting the Office CD in your drive,uninstalling the Outlook 2007, reboot and then re-install it. Save any Email you need to a separate folder-- Create a folder on your hard drive; Highlight the messages you want to keep and drag & drop (or copy) to the folder. They will then be openable as *.eml files--This should clear any problems. Terry
Rawprawn I have deleted the files as recommended by solution 1 in your link. It has brought about a noticable increase in speed. It is still not as fast as Outlook 2003, but it is better than it was. I will have to keep my eyes peeled for a suitable update for Outlook 2007.
Starfish1 and Rawprawn. I have had a look and I do not have Business Contact Manager Installed. I have just seen a letter in this months mag about rss feeds. I have made sure there are no feeds, and that Outlook 2007 is not trying to sync them.
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