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Microsoft Outlook - am I the only one

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Have you ever noticed that, on occasion, where there's an update to Outlook, it will quit without warning to install the update, regardless of whether or not you are actually working in Outlook.

Is there a way to stop this, and am I the only one that finds it damned annoying?

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By Chris Mann
02nd Nov 2017 10:35

No, you're not the only one to be (seriously) 6issed off with Microsoft.
In going through the monthly procedure of removing Moneysoft to reinstall it (McAfee are also a set of 7wats)I managed to step across a major upgrade to Windows 10. That was around 2.30pm yesterday. I therefore left everything in tact overnight, only to return this morning to see only 31% progress towards full update!
In theory the update process seems to have taken over 17 hours!
So, yes, pretty well 6issed off with the MS brand this morning.
I just hope Paul Scholes doesn't pick up on this thread. I know what his thoughts will be!!

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By Chris Mann
02nd Nov 2017 11:13

Just the two of us, then?

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By SteveHa
02nd Nov 2017 11:45

Pretty sure we can be sufficiently p!ssed off with MS enough for everyone.

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By paulwakefield1
02nd Nov 2017 13:09

Well - no I haven't. Whilst Microsoft have a great capacity to irritate me (although not as much as it used to), this is one problem I haven't suffered from. Which versions of Outlook and Windows?

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By SteveHa
02nd Nov 2017 13:20

Windows 10 (steaming pile of **** that it is) and Outlook with Office 365.

Much better at home where I get to use Linux and Thunderbird.

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By paulwakefield1
02nd Nov 2017 13:37

Same set up as me. (I actually quite like Windows 10 but I try not to admit it in public).

I haven't had those problems. Is it definitely Outlook (presumably Office 365) updates causing the problem or might it be Windows updates?

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By Portia Nina Levin
02nd Nov 2017 13:42

Or one of those annoying fluffing"add-ins" from a third party software provider. Bunch of curts!

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By SteveHa
02nd Nov 2017 15:20

No, it's definitely Office. Outlook shuts down mid sentence, and then the Orange "Office is updating" box pops open for 10 minutes, before resuming Outlook.

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By paulwakefield1
02nd Nov 2017 15:56

Sorry, I'm flummoxed.

Mine always lets me know if Office programs need to be closed whilst updating and let's me control it manually or give permission for a forced close. I'm not aware of any options other than disabling updates.

You could always try an Office Repair. I've found that fixes a surprising number of issues.

Maybe Simon Hurst will be along with a solution shortly.

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Sarah Douglas - HouseTree Business Ltd
By sarah douglas
03rd Nov 2017 17:15

You can ring microsoft and they will suggest downloading Offcat which checks your office 365 is working correctly that is what they did with me about 3 months ago.

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By SteveHa
04th Nov 2017 10:58

Oh, hell, no. I couldn't update Win 10 to the latest for months, since it would leave me at the boot blue screen. MS support made it worse.

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By sarah douglas
04th Nov 2017 13:46

Well it sorted mine out. But I agree in general their woeful .

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By Cheshire
04th Nov 2017 13:53

Can you switch off auto updates and then just do them manually when you have time for a snooze? Win 10 is still trying to update on my home PC despite saying a big fat NO every month since they decided to introduce that peice of Sh8te. Its probably a win10 issue, it usually is!

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