You may have experienced some problems with an old program while trying to run it on a new computer. Most of the problems can be resolved by running the program in the administrator mode. This troubleshooting method is especially valid in the case of MS Outlook program. Running an old version of the MS Outlook program in administrator mode, will resolve the problems experienced by the user while trying to run it on a Windows 7 computer.
Follow this set of guidelines provided by the excellent Windows 7 support team, in order to run the MS Outlook program as an administrator on a Windows computer.
Instructions to run Outlook as administrator in a Windows 7 system
- First of all, click on the “Start” button located in the bottom left corner of your Windows desktop screen, to open the Windows Start Menu. Click on the “All Programs” option to list all the programs that are installed on your system. Locate the MS Outlook program in the displayed list of installed programs.
- Place the pointer of your mouse on the MS Outlook program icon and then right click on it. Select the “Properties” option from the menu displayed on the screen, in order to display the properties of the program.
- Click on the “Compatibility” button displayed on the Properties menu.
- Click on the check box located next to the “Run This Program as an Administrator” option so as to put a check mark in it. Click on the “ok” button after putting a check mark in the check box. If the computer is used by only a single user, then this step will complete the procedure. However, if the computer in which you are doing the configuration is used by multiple users, you will be required to click on the "Change Settings For All Users" option. Once you click on this option, a new Properties dialog box will be displayed on the screen of your computer. Click on the check box located next to the “Run This Program as an Administrator” check box, to put a check mark in it. Once you finish putting the check mark, click on the “ok” button, two times in immediate succession.
These are some simple instructions recommended by the ever reliable and efficient Windows 7 support team. These guidelines are easy to follow and you will be able to finish off your procedure within minutes.