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Re: Microsoft Office or Not, and How?

Post by LordMortis » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:13 pm

Kraken wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:15 pm
This only started when I uninstalled Office 2007 using the Windows control panel interface. It's like doing that convinced Outlook that it doesn't exist anymore.

I am a real pussy about the registry, so editing that will be my last resort. First I'll see what MS has by way of repair tools.
LordMortis wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:45 pm
You already changed default email app to outlook but you might want to poke around in the options below. For instance, look for outlook in Set Defualts by App. I want to say it should say

EML File
MIAL
URL:msunitore-email
URL:outlookmail

If it has more, question what.
If it has less, I think question what, but I'm not sure
I have no idea what you just said there. Can you dumb it down for me?
Well, the first repair tool (which can't hurt, especially if you uninstalled 2007 after installing 2019). The problem for me is I don't own 2019 on anything and I've already been proven to be out of my element when you told me 2007 and 2019 were running concurrently. I'd wait a bit to see if someone else pipes in. When I search for repair office 2019, I come up short for easy instructions.

As to dumbing down default associations.

As example

Start type default
click default apps



Click set default by apps



Find Outlook (I don't have outlook so I chose mail)
Click manage



Verify




If you see other apps that look like mail you can click on them to see what they control and switch them to outlook.

You can also use other options to set defaults. I just went the route that was easiest for me to see and act on.


With regard to Cortana (less pictures same type and click through process)

Start>Cortana
Cortana and Search Settings
Permissions and History
Manage the information Cortana can access from this device

Will get you here, where if she is interacting with your email, you can tell her stop





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Re: Microsoft Office or Not, and How?

Post by Kraken » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:18 pm

Thanks! I'll look at all of that. I disabled Cortana ages ago but I'm sure it's still got tentacles into everything.

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Re: Microsoft Office or Not, and How?

Post by Kraken » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:55 pm

None of my screens look like the ones you so helpfully posted -- maybe I have a different version of Win10, or maybe because I run Classic Shell. However, while thrashing around looking for those screens I found the MS Office repair function, ran it, and haven't gotten that popup since running it. So I'm marking this "tentatively fixed."

To repair Office 2019, simply find it in the control panel's programs & features list, click on it, and choose "Modify."

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Re: Microsoft Office or Not, and How?

Post by LordMortis » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:49 pm

Kraken wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:55 pm
None of my screens look like the ones you so helpfully posted -- maybe I have a different version of Win10, or maybe because I run Classic Shell. However, while thrashing around looking for those screens I found the MS Office repair function, ran it, and haven't gotten that popup since running it. So I'm marking this "tentatively fixed."

To repair Office 2019, simply find it in the control panel's programs & features list, click on it, and choose "Modify."
Yay! That is what I had hoped for with 2019 but I couldn't find it anywhere in google and was afraid to give you the wrong instruction.

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