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    Running virtualised - is it an option?

    Here is an interesting proposal:

    Separate your data from the OS Drive first before starting this.

    1. Take your PC as it is now, and create a Virtual Machine Image.
    2. Wipe the disk, and...
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    Oh yes - Acronis also allows you to create either...

    Oh yes - Acronis also allows you to create either a boot disk or flash drive to recover from total disaster.....
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    Acronis installs as a Windows programme. It can...

    Acronis installs as a Windows programme. It can create an image whilst you continue working, but to clone a HDD to another, it requires a re-boot.... it re-boots itself, and the clone simply...
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    Best programme for cloning is undoubtedly Acronis...

    Best programme for cloning is undoubtedly Acronis True Image.... also allows you to clone directly to different sized HDD's and to make images to restore from. I have used it in various versions...
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    Thanks for the tips and responses.... I have...

    Thanks for the tips and responses....

    I have managed to get this all up and running, the way I had hoped. I left it for a day, and tried again, and it all seems to work fine! The Outlook...
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    Hi Joe Thanks - I have the Office 365 Home...

    Hi Joe

    Thanks - I have the Office 365 Home version.... so that would mean that I can let more than one person use it on the same machine (1 of 5).

    Great!
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    Windows 8.1 and Family settings

    I have set up my old laptop for my daughter to use. It is a Windows 8.1 machine, and has my account set up, and I added a new account for my daughter. This required a new MS account to be created,...
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    Office 365: One computer, multiple users

    Some info please .... what happens when I create more than 1 user on a machine that has Office 365 installed under the licence for one of the users?

    The original user logs into Windows 8.1 and...
  9. Is there a known problem with Outlook 2013...

    Is there a known problem with Outlook 2013 (Office 365)? I have four mail addresses that I use (for different reasons) and keep them synchronised, then store them in local PSTs for archive purposes. ...
  10. Ok - so why do I keep getting a corrupted Outlook...

    Ok - so why do I keep getting a corrupted Outlook Profile? The newly repaired profile has now crashed again, and I am getting rather interesting swopping of mail addresses - I send from one mail...
  11. Thanks Paul... I have been investigating a...

    Thanks Paul...
    I have been investigating a couple of options to do this. Some appear OK, whilst others are really expensive for what you need to do! I have been using a system of trying to setup...
  12. Hi Paul Thanks for the pointers.... as you...

    Hi Paul

    Thanks for the pointers.... as you assumed, I have absolutely no experience with Active Directory. I have had a look at installing Active Directory, and tried several locations to learn a...
  13. OK Off to bed for me now, and leaving the machine...

    OK Off to bed for me now, and leaving the machine running to collect and sync all that mail! (I really must use that magic delete button more often!)

    Thanks so much for your help and most...
  14. In the interests of completeness - how or why...

    In the interests of completeness - how or why does an Outlook Profile get corrupted? I always make sure that Outlook has finished closing before hibernating or shutting down. Kind of wierd!
  15. Rui - I think that your support is waaaaay better...

    Rui - I think that your support is waaaaay better than MS.. I have had the experience using their support, and it took them 3 weeks and 5 techs and three re-installs (including a full Windows 8...
  16. Hi Rui You have solved the problem, I think! ...

    Hi Rui

    You have solved the problem, I think!
    I used the Control Panel Mail widget, and created a new profile, and set it to ask each time which profile to open.
    I then opened Outlook, and...
  17. Hi Rui - Outlook will not get past the blue...

    Hi Rui - Outlook will not get past the blue startup screen, - so tried using the Control Panel widget for Mail.
    Created a new profile (luckily that worked!)
    Created an account for one of my...
  18. Also tried the old faithful chkdsk on all...

    Also tried the old faithful chkdsk on all partitions to see if that might help - "Windows has scanned the file system and found no problem"
    OK- what else?
  19. Tried Safe Mode quite a few times.... Hold...

    Tried Safe Mode quite a few times.... Hold Control then open Outlook to enter Safe Mode. Same error message - I am completely befuzzled!
  20. Windows Resource Protection did not find any...

    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.....

    Completeley stumped - where to from here? I need to access those PST Files!
  21. Next step - try to check System File Checker - at...

    Next step - try to check System File Checker - at admin command prompt type sfc /scannow.
    Results to follow shortly
  22. PST Scanned - same error! Looks like there...

    PST Scanned - same error!

    Looks like there might be a problem with Windows..... - oh no.... not a complete re-install!!!
  23. OK - next part of trouble shooting.... go to...

    OK - next part of trouble shooting.... go to Control Panel, and check the Mail Settings. When I click on Setup e-mail accounts, I get the same error message! It appears that this does run deeper.......
  24. 38808 This is the error message I get - and...

    38808
    This is the error message I get - and using PST's that were working fine last night!

    I think this is something deeper..... HELP PLEASE!
  25. OK - Office 2013 reinstalled eventually - after...

    OK - Office 2013 reinstalled eventually - after about 2 hours!
    It didn't fix the problem!

    So, I am restoring from my last night backup, hopefully this will be OK!
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