Microsoft® Outlook 2000 Windows® Vista
How to use Microsoft Outlook 2000 on Windows® Vista
Most of the time Windows® Vista comes together with Office 2007 that has all the updates necessary for the classic Microsoft® office utilities and for Outlook®, too. If you install an older Outlook version you will be able to use the software at the same time with Vista.
Get to know more about Outlook 2000 on Windows® Vista:
- Installation guidelines
The first step is inserting the installation Office 2000 CD. Then you need to start the installation. Click “Install” and “Custom” options. Then click on “Install now” and restart your computer after the installing. In this way, you can use Outlook 2000 instead of the previous installed version.
Now you can select the function you want to run on the computer. Go to ‘Start’, ‘Outlook 2000’ and make the settings. Click on “Tools”, “E-Mail Accounts”, “Add e-mail account” and add the new account you want. Clicking on “Show Profiles” and then on “Add”. Now you can make a new profile of the user.
Many users are confronted with problems when they tried to use Outlook® 2000 on the computer with Windows® Vista installed. The problems can be numerous. First of all, there might be an incompatibility between Vista version and Outlook 2000 software. It is recommended to check first if your Vista version can run with Outlook 2007.
Then, if Office® 2007 encounters an error during installation it will not be able to run therefore giving all kinds of errors. You need to uninstall it and try to reinstall it again.
If you try to update your 32bit computer to a 64-bit computer neither Outlook nor Vista will work. Take care to check whether your computer supports Vista 64-bits and Outlook 2007 or not.
After Microsoft® Office has been installed most users encounter two problems. They depend on whether the computer was upgraded to Vista or Office 2000 or not.
In the first case, the problem is connected to the users contacts. When he is trying to copy the Windows® Address Book, he will get Outlook for the Windows® Contacts and not Outlook® Contacts. Unfortunately, this situation can’t be changed. However, it is easy enough to manage the contacts from Windows®.
The second problem appears when the e-mail links on the web pages are selected. If the Office was installed this will launch Windows® Mail when e-mail’ links are selected. This situation cannot be changed and the user must get used to it. But, if the computer was upgraded to Vista, Outlook will run by default for the MAILTO protocol.