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Does Outlook work on Windows 7 or Windows 8?

Manufacturers and retailers often offer the current version of Office with the purchase of a new computer, sometimes with a discount. Should you purchase the new version or save your money and keep the old ...

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Using Two-factor authentication in Outlook

I thought I wrote about this a few weeks ago, right after Microsoft introduced two-step authentication at Outlook.com but I can't find it, so if it's a duplicate, sorry. :) Two-factor (or two-step) authentication is ...

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How to find folder paths in Outlook mailboxes

We get a lot of questions asking how to search for folders or get folder paths in Outlook. Unfortunately, it's not possible to search for folders and when you search for contents of a folder, ...

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Configuring an Outlook.com account in Outlook

Outlook.com replaced Hotmail recently. It's been around awhile, used for Live@Edu accounts (student accounts at some universities). It's a Hotmail / Live account with an OWA interface. Because Outlook.com is essentially a Hotmail account, you ...

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How to start Outlook in safe mode

When something isn't working right with Outlook we often tell users to start Outlook in safe mode or using the /safe switch. This loads Outlook without many of the customization files and add-ins loaded. If ...

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How to use Scanpst.exe to repair Outlook data files

Scanpst (aka the Inbox Repair tool) is found in your Office installation folders, usually C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOfficeXX, where XX is your version of Office. In Vista and Windows 7 64-bit, the folder is C:Program ...

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Latest Tip

Turn Off the Metered Network Warning in Outlook

metered warning

I often connect my laptop to the internet using my phone as a hotspot. Outlook recognizes that the network is a metered network and asks if I want to connect to the network. I have an unlimited data plan, so I do want to always connect. Is there a way to tell Outlook to not ask when on a metered connection?

The metered network is a Windows network setting, not Outlook. Open the Charms bar and select Settings, then click on your Internet connection. Tap and hold or right click on your hotspot connection to display a menu. Choose Set as non-metered connection.

Change metered connection

Published February 25, 2015. Last reviewed on February 25, 2015.