Windows 10 Fall Creators Update with Outlook 2003

Windows 10 just installed the new Fall Creators Update.  Outlook 2003 (my e-mail program) turns on but that's about it.  It will not check for new e-mail (Send/Receive) and it will not allow me to send anything.  It was working perfectly this morning before the update.

I either need to know a solution to this problem

or

I need to find out how to uninstall the Fall Creators Update.

I have another computer that I can use to receive the answer and I will prevent it from installing the Fall Creators Update.

Thanks in advance,

Harold Wilkinson

 

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Support for 2003 ended 2014 so there have been no security updates since that date, its not fully compatible with Win10 (mostly Outlook) and some mail accounts will not work also; if it worked previously you were lucky

If you don't wish to upgrade then maybe http://www.emclient.com/

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All you have to do is go to the tab Help in Outlook 2003, click on it and go to the line "Analyse and recover " (sixth line) and execute it. The process will report some errors but  your outlook will work as before (you might have to restart your outlook)

Don't uninstall

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Hi - I have the same problem but the I don't have analyze and recover in the help tab.  Instead its "detect and repair"  Couldn't find reference as well to analyze and recover in the help search menu.  Do You have any other thoughts on this that might help.  tks again. 

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figured it out in compatibility mode and it works now.  tks again

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Hi,

Sorry for delay.  I have upgraded to Office 2016 (which is NOT an upgrade!).  I quickly tried my laptop which still has Outlook 2003 on it.  The HELP menu does say "detect and repair".  Pushing that does seem to fix the problem.  After it is finished you will need to restart Outlook 2003.

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Many thanks for your help.  The HELP menu says "detect and repair".  I haven't tested everything but it looks like that solves the problem.  I can send/receive e-mails and can access my folders.

I have since upgraded this computer to Office 2016 but my laptop still has Office 2003 on it.

Thank you again for your help.

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I have the same problem but how do I get " Outlook 2003" for the help tab in windows 10

Thanks

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Detect and repair is  the correct description (I translated it from the Dutch "Analyse en herstel" Sorry for the confusion

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Hi Nev,

I'm not sure I understand your question but let me try.  My original problem was that when Windows 10 did its "Fall Creators Update" it made Outlook 2003 useless.  I could start the program but could not bring in any new e-mail, could not send any new e-mail and could not access any of my e-mail folders.

Thanks to klaasvantwillert's help I got it working fine on my laptop (which just did the Fall Creators Update yesterday and it still has Outlook 2003 on it).

Just start Outlook 2003 normally and select HELP drop-down menu at the top.  Select DETECT AND REPAIR.  It will run and show a few errors (not important).  Then restart Outlook 2003.  That appears to work fine - I have been able to send and receive new e-mail.

Hope that helps.

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I just sorted this one out for my wife who has just received this massive Win10 update.

We had the message 'the operation failed' when trying to send/receive, accessing email account settings, database management and a few others.

solution:

repair the installation.

first, close Outlook and other office Apps.

Go to Settings, Apps, Apps and Features.

select your version of Microsoft Office installation. there will be the option to 'repair' or 'modify components' .

select this option.

select any option after that to 'repair'. it may say 'installing' for several minutes and appear to be doing nothing, but don't let it worry you.

eventually it will reapply certain DLLs and registry settings that the latest update has changed, restoring them to their original values.

It should report 'successful'. OK this, close Settings and restart Outlook. No reboot is necessary.

Outlook should now run as it did before the Win10 update and still retain all your old settings, accounts, views etc.

I hope it works for you!

D

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