I am trying to install Windows Office Outlook 2007 Enterprise on a new Windows 8 laptop.
When I click the Outlook Icon the following Microsoft Office Outlook error box appears :
"The connection to Microsoft Exchange is unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action"
(I do have an office 365 account)
I am presented with 2 boxes: Configuring Outlook which just says configuring Outlook Accounts and a Microsoft Exchange box asking for server and mailbox details. After completing the details ( I have tried many combinations)
There is a Check Name box which then opens a Microsoft Office Outlook error box stating "The name cannot be resolved. The connection to Microsoft Exchange is unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action." ( I am online, IE works fine)
Click OK takes me back to Microsoft Exchange box asking for server and mailbox details.
Click OK takes me to Microsoft Office Outlook error box stating " Cannot open your default e-mail folders. The file C:\Users\James\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\out look.ost is not an offline folder file."
Click OK and the application closes.
Any Ideas? I have searched knowledge base etc. but nothing refers to a Windows 8 install. I can access my Outlook account using the mail tile in Windows 8 but it is not in outlook format. I don't use the Windows 8 front end as it is very poor and have installed Start8. To get me back to the Windows 7 start button.
I do not have a touch screen and do not want to have to get used to a whole new front end.