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After doing a migration using PCmover, launching Outlook on the New computer gives the following error message:


This issue is normally caused by the Old computer having Outlook 2000 and the New computer having Outlook 2003. It can occur normally when doing a upgrade from Outlook 2000 to Outlook 2003 outside of a migration. A registry key is not being properly updated by Outlook.


NOTE: Before making the following changes, make a backup of your registry. See Technical Document 111: How do I Backup and Restore the Windows Registry for more information. Alternatively for Windows XP users, see Technical Document 670: How to Create a Windows XP Restore Point. Follow these directions to resolve this issue:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, click Run, type REGEDIT and click OK.
  2. In the left pane, click on the plus sign (+) next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE .
  3. Click on the plus sign (+) next to SOFTWARE.
  4. Click on the plus sign (+) next to Microsoft.
  5. Click on the plus sign (+) next to Office.
  6. Click on the plus sign (+) next to Outlook.
  7. Click on the plus sign (+) next to Addins.
  8. Right-click on Microsoft.VbaAddinForOutlook.1.
  9. Choose Delete.
  10. Click Yes to confirm Deletion.
  11. Close the Registry Editor window.
  12. Close Outlook.
  13. Re-launch Outlook.
  14. Click on the Tools menu.
  15. Select Options.
  16. Click on the Other tab.
  17. Click the Advanced Options button.
  18. Click the Com Add-Ins button and check for errors.

Product: PCmover
KB: 1065  Last updated: Apr 24, 2006
Keywords: File Transfer: Migration  Migration: PCMover  PCMover  Error Messages: Launch 

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