There is no need to uninstall your current Office installation first. MSI-based installation Now that your computer has been prepared, you can run the installer to install Office By default, it will install the bit edition unless you specifically tell it not to. If the bit edition is what you want again; this is recommended , then just follow the setup instructions and move to the next section in this guide. If any such application is still installed, you will not be able to install the bit edition of Office.
To install the bit edition, you must close the current Setup window and browse to the installation source for instance on the CD or DVD-drive. Open it and run the setup The setup process is further the same as for the bit version of Office. Starting Outlook for the first time after the upgrade When you start Outlook for the first time after the upgrade, the startup could take some time.
This is because your previous settings are being migrated. Mail profiles are upgraded on startup and some accounts will be re-cached. If you are upgrading from a version earlier than Outlook Service Pack 2, then several extensive file structure changes to the pst-file are being made which could take a lot of time especially with a large pst-file.
Upgrading from a later version usually goes a lot quicker. When the processing is being performed in the background, Outlook notifies you with a Notification Bar at the top in your main Outlook Window.
While upgrading from a previous version of Outlook will automatically upgrade your mail profile, it still is recommended to recreate you mail profile when upgrading from Outlook or previous due to deep level changes to multi-account, Outlook. Special upgrade notices Depending on your current configuration of Outlook and version, there are a couple of additional things to be aware of. If you are an Office subscriber and not yet ready to upgrade, you can postpone the automatic upgrade so you can prepare for it first.
Postponing the automatic Office upgrade to Office When you are currently using Outlook as part of an Office subscription, you can postpose the automatic upgrade to Office for up to a year after its release by setting a Registry value.
BCM will not be updated for Office compatibility. If you are currently relying of BCM, you can uninstall Office and reinstall your previous version of Office and it will continue to work again. It is available via an Office Business Premium subscription. There are also smartphone and tablet apps available to access your data on the go as well. As BCM was originally also based on this product, you may find it to work quite similar and be able to directly migrate much of your data.
Outlook and previous: Outlook Hotmail Connector accounts Outlook. If you still have the Outlook Hotmail Connector installed on your computer, you can uninstall it.
You can choose to backup your pst-files manually or include them in other backup schedules which you have configured already. Re-caching and recreation of mailboxes Due to various mail account and data file changes, your mailbox will be re-cached from the mail server in the following situations: If you are using an Exchange account, then your mailbox will be re-cached to a new compacter ost-file format.
If you are using an IMAP account, then your mailbox will also be re-cached in an ost-file rather than a pst-file. If your Sent Items and other default mailbox folders are mapped incorrectly see: Outlook no longer uses an nk2-file for caching but stores these addresses in the Outlook mailbox itself. When you upgrade to Outlook , the nk2-file is automatically imported upon starting Outlook for the first time. When you create a new Outlook mail profile or when using Outlook on a new computer, you can import an existing nk2-file in the following way; Copy the nk2-file to the following folder; C: So in that case you would call your file outlook.
Outlook will automatically append. So in our example it will now be called; outlook. Outlook compatibility with previous versions of Office Unlike with previous versions of Office, it is not supported to have multiple versions of the application installed.
To do this, you must first install and fully update the standalone Office application before installing Office Volume License based msi-installations of Outlook can still co-exist with previous versions of other Office applications on the same computer. There are a couple of side-notes though; Attachment Previewers Attachment Previewers for other Office applications will only work when the other Office applications are the versions as well.
The previewers of the , and versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint are not compatible with Outlook Outlook standalone installations Outlook is available as a standalone application as well without needing to install or buy the other Office applications. However, not all features might be available to you. Similar to Outlook , Outlook and Outlook , the following features require you to install Word as well; Autoformat.
A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since Updated November 10, 64 64 people found this article helpful Microsoft Outlook is a popular email client that handles all your email accounts, supports email rules, and is fairly easy to use. If you want to try Outlook for free, sign up for a free Outlook trial.
You'll have 30 days to decide if you want to pay for a subscription to Outlook and Office How to Get a Free Outlook Trial You can download Outlook for free as part of a trial, meaning that the program can be used for a short time but it stops working unless you activate it.
Microsoft makes a trial version of Outlook available at no cost so that you can try it out and decide if you want to buy a subscription to the software. You must provide payment information even if you don't plan to buy it at the end of the trial.
Cancel the trial to avoid payment. Select Try for free and then choose either For home or For business depending on how you'll use Outlook. Select Try 1-Month Free. Sign in to your Microsoft account. If a message displays informing you that this offer is for new customers only, sign in with a different Microsoft account.
Select Next. Choose a payment method: Credit card or debit card, Bank account, or PayPal. Your information is stored so that if you choose to subscribe to Office after the trial expires, your subscription starts automatically. Follow the on-screen steps to add your payment information. Select Subscribe to start the trial. Select Install to download Office , which includes Microsoft Outlook. After the download is complete, install Outlook and the other Office programs.
Double-click the trial program. The installer prepares the files and sets up the Office apps on your computer. To cancel your Office subscription, visit the Services and Subscription page on Microsoft's website before the expiration date of the trial and cancel the auto-payment.
The trial subscription continues until the expiration date. Outlook is not free. If you find a free Microsoft Outlook program, it may have been hacked or tweaked to fool the program into letting you use it longer than the trial period. It's important to avoid all programs that appear to be free Microsoft software, whether it be Outlook or another program like Excel, Access, Word, or PowerPoint.
The only legitimate way to get Outlook for free is to download the trial as described above. If you downloaded or installed a supposed free version of Outlook, delete it or uninstall it immediately, then scan your computer for malware.
It's extremely common for hacked software to include viruses. That version of Outlook was also distributed as an add-in CD with computer magazines. Later versions of Outlook were regularly available as trial versions for 30 to 60 days, either as standalone programs or as part of the Office suite.
Free Outlook Alternatives It's easy to get an Outlook trial, but if you decide not to use it, look for another email program that closely resembles Outlook. There are plenty of email clients available for free. A few popular Outlook alternatives include Mozilla Thunderbird and Mailbird. Microsoft offers online email access for every Microsoft email account, called Outlook Mail. Some other email clients that additional features include eM Client and Inky.