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    Outlook 2002 slower than 2K (OT 2000 and >)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Loungers

    I have upgraded my laptop from Office 2000 to Office XP, and I have noticed that Outlook 2002 is <font color=red>MUCH</font color=red> slower than Outlook 2000.

    I used OT 2K for about 3 months, and it was great. Now OT 2K02, though it does all accounts at the same time, is so slow I wish I can have a magazine to read and finish before OT does its job.

    It also gives me the errors that I am running out of resources and that I need to close down some windows?!

    So how is the best way to speed up Outlook's e-mail gathering process? I have considered making each account a task onto itself, but have not yet figured out exactly how this will work.

    Thanks a Million.

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    Re: Outlook 2002 slower than 2K (OT 2000 and >)

    Unless your computer had very little physical memory, I would expect the performance on retrieving mail to be about the same. But perhaps I'm wrong because I used Corporate/Workgroup mode in Outlook 2000, which was slower at retriving POP mail than the Internet Mail Only mode. Therefore, my comparison might be diffferent than yours.

    Are you sure you haven't changed anything else, such as adding spam or virus filtering on incoming mail? Did you import your old rules? Try disabling them and see if that helps (if it helps, they might need to be re-created).

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    Re: Outlook 2002 slower than 2K (OT 2000 and >)

    If you are connecting to IMAP or MAPI (Exchange) accounts remotely, then XP will be much slower than 2k. MS, in its infinite wizdom, re-worked the RPC (remote procedure calls) and it is about 10x chattier than 2k was. You might even see a transfering dialog box come up, which never happed that I know of with 2k - though the box exists. This is most apparent with a dial up connection, but we've seen it with broadband users too. MS knows about the problem because I escalated it to their tier 4 support and reemed our AM a new one. They haven't fixed it yet.

    Maybe a Lounger has found a workaround?

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    Re: Outlook 2002 slower than 2K (OT 2000 and >)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Jefferson

    I am sure that there is an issue, the machine did not change, I simply upgraded from Office 2K to Office XP, and then things went South, and North and a bit to the Eastwest [falldown]

    I now have Outlook 2000, with Office XP and that was a huge mistake on my part but I blame you for not telling me I need a <img src=/S/newbrain.gif border=0 alt=newbrain width=21 height=22>.

    How can I make these two coexist and not giving a trouble, I have no idea.

    1) Outlook 2000 wants to install itself each time I start it, so I have the Office 2000 CD in at all times.
    2) Outlook 2000 likes my yahooPOPs and works great with it.
    3) Outlook 2000 crashes after the YahooPOPs is done.

    3) Outlook 2002 is angry with me <img src=/S/crybaby.gif border=0 alt=crybaby width=15 height=15> because I left it and went back to Outlook 2000.
    4) The Office XP toolbar is gone, and I have not tested all other XP apps, Excel, PowerPoint and Word...

    So I am sure that I am just about ready to FDisk and start from fresh again.

    What should I do to load both Outlooks and have them both work on the same PST file. I want to retreve using 2K and read an manipulate using 2002.

    or do I need any updates for Outlook 2002/Office XP?

    Thanks for all your help.

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    Re: Outlook 2002 slower than 2K (OT 2000 and >)

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    OK do you think I should shell out about $150.00 to by Office 2003? Do you know if they have a better Outlook RPC methods?

    I also tried to revert back to Outlook 2K but now I have a worst situation than before.

    See my response to Jeferson.

    Thanks for all your help.

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    Re: Outlook 2002 slower than 2K (OT 2000 and >)

    I'm afraid that I can't really help much with the Outlook 2000/2002 conflict. The way you want to "Frankenstein" your system seems likely to generate continuous issues. Also, I know nothing about Exchange accounts. Sorry to be so useless.

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    Re: Outlook 2002 slower than 2K (OT 2000 and >)

    Thanks for the brewski, buddy. We were not able to get OL2k to work with OfficeXP without a total reimage of the systems. FDisk in your case. Even then you will lose some integration between the packages and you won't be able to use WordXP as an email editor. If you want to try this, install OL2K first, then do a custom install of Office, without Outlook (I'm not sure all distribution CDs will let you do this.)

    I'm pretty sure you will not be able to have OL2k and any later versions of OL co-exist in the same partition. If I was going to try it I'd set up a dual boot system or maybe a VM machine. In either case, you'd want a drive that was visible as the same drive letter to store your pst file on. None of these options are very elegant.

    I'm gonna buy a bottle of single malt for us. We might not get you working, but after a while we won't really care

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