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Error when attempting to download or install Office 2013 – “Your product is busy doing something else”

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Are you trying to install or update Office 2013 (or Office 365) on your computer, but are unable to due to the error: “Something went wrong. Office can’t do that right now because your product is busy with another task. Please wait for this task to complete and try again.” or “Windows cannot find ‘C:Program FilesMicrosoft Office 15clientX64integratedOffice.exe’. Make sure ... Read More »

Set Outlook as the default mail client in Windows 8

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Windows 8 is still very new, and flashy, and somewhat annoying (even with the Windows 8.1 Update!) with some of  its quirks! Recently, I installed Microsoft Office 2013 on my new laptop, and ran into an issue where clicking on email addresses open the native Mail app instead of Outlook. If you’re having the same issue…here’s how to fix it! Read More »

Connection Status Bar missing in Outlook

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Did your connection status bar disappear? The one that tells you how many Items you have, and whether or not you are connected to exchange or any other service? Quick fix to make it show again! If you don’t have the ribbon enabled, you will go to View and make sure “Status Bar” is checked. Voila! It’s back! If you do have ... Read More »

Delete IMAP Messages in Outlook

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Note: This Article was written for Outlook 2003, but should still work (with modifications) for other versions. Are you running your Outlook email through IMAP and getting a strikethrough in your messages when you hit Delete? Well, to completely remove them, your will need to “purge” your deleted emails. Read More »

Unable to open links in outlook

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Are you unable to open hyperlinks in your Outlook Email Client? Do you get the error message: “This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.” This is not an Outlook error. The most common cause is a corrupt registry key in Internet Explorer. To fix this, follow these steps: 1. ... Read More »

Top margin missing in Microsoft Office Word

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When you open a document, is the cursor at the top left corner of the page, as if the top margin was missing? Then it is likely, you accidentally disabled “Show White Space” in Word. This is a very simple and easy fix that will only take a minute of your time! There are two ways to fix this problem: ... Read More »

Cannot dismiss a calendar event in Outlook

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If you have a past recurring event that you deleted from your calendar and one of these events still remains “stuck” even when reminder pops up every once in a while, and you click “dismiss” or “dismiss all”, it does not stop the reminder, then there is a quick run command you can use to remove the calendar event. Click ... Read More »