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Enable Outlook 2007 Search And Indexing On A Computer Running The Windows 7 Operating System

I am using Outlook 2007 on my new laptop that is running Windows 7 Ultimate. When I first received the laptop I decided to disable Windows Instant Search because in the past it has always slowed my computers down so much it wasn’t worth having it enabled. I was messing around with the Outlook 2007 settings and noticed that Indexing and Search was not available to configure because it was greyed out. Needless to say I wanted to give Windows Instant Search a shot so I could have these features available in Outlook 2007. Below is how I enabled Windows Instant Search and verified Outlook 2007 indexed various folders and messages on Microsoft Windows 7.

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Outlook: Remove Click Here to Enable Instant Search Message

If you do not have Instant Search enabled for Microsoft Outlook then there will be a message that displays on every screen asking you to click to enable it. This message is really annoying however it is also easy to get rid of. Follow the directions below to remove the message without having to install Instant Search.

Outlook Message:
Click here to enable Instant Search

Outlook: Click To Enable Instant Search

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