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Outlook 2003 error setting up profile after uninstalling office 2007

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

This is a problem that I run into quite alot as most new PCs come with the Office 2007 trial pre-installed. When you try to setup Outlook 2003 for the first time you get the following error

“There was an error locating one of the items needed to complete this operation. It might have been deleted”

In order to fix this error you have to rename ‘mapisvc.inf’ one in

C:\Windows\System32,

and one in

C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033

Once you rename these files start outlook again and it will reinstall the correct versions of the file and allow you to setup the users outlook profile.

Fixing the SKU01A.CAB and other office cab file issues

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Anyone who has used office 2003 has noticed that when switching domains or logging in as a new user Microsoft Office ask you to insert the cd to cache files needed to start. In some cases it asks for files from older office versions that have been upgraded, sometimes you don’t even have the original cd. To solve this problem you can make a simple change to the registry that tells office not to expect cached files off the installation cd. (more…)

Vista Complete-PC backup to network share

Monday, November 12th, 2007

The real magic of the new Vista backup tool is the second option Complete-PC backup. This feature takes advantage of the HAL independence of Vista and allows you to backup your entire system at one time using the magic of volume shadow copies to backup open files. The backup is also stored in a virtual machine file which means that you can boot, run, and extract files from your backup using Microsoft Virtual PC. This is a really neat feature! If the previous feature isn’t enough for you Microsoft will let you restore your pc by bootin (more…)

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