If you own an Acer Aspire PC running Windows Vista, you are no stranger to problems and frustration. Microsoft, in it’s infinite greed, decided to release a basic home version of Windows Vista that was completely useless. It did this so PC builders such as Acer would be compelled to fork over an additional 10% for the premium version of Vista. Which they did. Acer, however, did not take into account the additional memory requirements of the Vista Premium, and unloaded a bunch of underpowered computers that do not run satisfactorily as purchased. There is a pending class action lawsuit to address this ripoff, fraud, or whatever you want to call it. But I digress.
If you attempt to install MS Outlook Enterprise on your system, but every time you start an Office application, you have to go through a lengthy configuration process, this is probably what is happening – > When you purchased your Acer system, you had the trial version of MS Outlook installed. This installation had an add in in an Acer application called eDataSecurity Management. When you uninstalled the trial version of Outlook, this add in was not uninstalled. Now, when you start your shiney new Outlook Enterprise, your add in triggers configuration based on the old trial version of Outlook.
Solution: The quick answer is to uninstall Acer eDataSecurity Management. The more lengthy, and probably better solution, would be just to remove the add in. A subject for another post.