I just upgraded to Office 2010 Professional from Office 2007 Professional. I uninstalled Office 2007, rebooted, then installed Office 2010. I am using Windows 7 64 bit version and I installed the Office 2010 Professional 32 bit version.
I am getting a problem with when I start Outlook. When it is loading the add-in's the program is crashing. I ran it in safe mode and I identified the microsoft exchange add-in and a couple of others as causing the program to crash. I unchecked the boxes so it won't load on start up but this never happened with Outlook 2007. I ran setup and did a repair thinking that maybe a module didn't get installed correctly but that didn't solve the problem. I could uninstall then reinstall the program but it works fine without loading the add-ins in question.
My question is why are these add-ins giving me this problem? If I don't load them will Outlook still work okay? Why are add-ins needed for Outlook? Everything else works fine.