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OT: Outlook 2007 Performance/stability improvements

If you are using Outlook 2007, you need to consider installing this fix:

I've had so many frustrations with Outlook 2007 in recent times, mostly performance issues and the dreaded messages about Outlook not having been shut down properly last time it was used. I've also had some serious issues with calendaring, etc.

This update makes a stunning change to the responsiveness and stability of Outlook. If you have any doubt, the hotfix above includes performance improvements that will come in SP2 and are documented here: But the hotfix above is the one to install.

Thank you to Alon Brown and all in the Outlook team for this work!

Published Monday, March 30, 2009 6:03 AM by Greg Low

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AaronBertrand said:

As a side note, there is only an x86 package offered, but it will run against Outlook even if you are on x64.  This is not very intuitive from the article itself or from the hotfix download page.

March 30, 2009 11:00 AM

jerryhung said:

I will be a guinea pig and download the Hotfix and try, despite it warns "do not install" if you are not experience problems :P

7-day Password-protected Hotfix, fancy!

March 30, 2009 11:18 AM

AaronBertrand said:

Jerry, SQL Server hotfixes have been this way for a long time now...

March 30, 2009 11:53 AM

Stephen Moore said:

Thanks - this seems to be making things snappier for me!

March 30, 2009 12:26 PM

jerryhung said:


1 restart later, my Outlook does seem to be much faster, wow

I had not seen a immediately-felt MSFT patch for a long time (not Vista SP1, XP SP3, SQL SP, etc...)

March 30, 2009 3:40 PM

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