The article intends to describe the procedure of reinstalling Microsoft Outlook using simple instructions. The instructions described in the article are simple and correct to the date. It is still recommended that you use instructions carefully to avoid facing any common Microsoft Outlook problem during or after reinstallation.
Microsoft Outlook is the most widely used email client among Windows users. Currently in the version 2010, Outlook has given users the freedom of creating and managing email accounts, contact lists, journals, attachments, and other personal information. However, users often face problems while using Outlook and thus decide to uninstall and reinstall the program. Though the reinstallation procedure is similar to the initial installation procedure, some users may still feel the need of an expert Microsoft tech support that guides them from the beginning to the end. However, users can reinstall Outlook using this step-by-step guide.
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Using the installation disk:
First ensure that Outlook has been totally removed from your system. Here, we also assume that you have already backed up your Outlook data for importing later into Outlook. If you didn’t backup your Outlook data before un-installation, you won’t have access to your Outlook data after Outlook has been reinstalled. Let’s begin with the installation process.
Insert the Office installation disk into the CD\DVD-ROM drive of your computer, close any window that pops up automatically after inserting the disk, and double click on the My Computer icon on the desktop. Locate the CD\DVD-ROM icon of the drive and double click on it. It will automatically launch the setup process. When finished, double click on the Setup icon to start the installation. Follow the wizard instructions, select Outlook from the listed Microsoft Office components, enter all the necessary information such as product key, accept the license agreement, and complete the process. When prompted, reboot the computer. It is must to reboot the computer. Otherwise, the installation won’t be completed.
Without the installation disk:
It is not possible to reinstall Outlook without the installation disk. If you have misplaced the disk, then you must contact Microsoft support services for the replacement media. If you downloaded the product from Microsoft’s website and never with a disk, then you must look through your mails or data to find out the link that you initially downloaded Outlook from. If you don’t have access to that link, then contact Microsoft support services for the link or installation disk. You will be required to present your original proof of purchase\shipment to Microsoft in order to prove that you are already a user of the particular program.