Outlook 2010 Mail Indexing Not Working (Windows Search Email Indexer Add-in cannot be enabled)

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Outlook 2010 search not working - apparently because indexing is not working.

I'm running Outlook 2010 64bit on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.

Here's what I've already tried:
* Rebuilt Indexes. No change
* SCANPST - No errors on pst file
* Indexing Options - shows Microsoft Outlook in the list of " Included Locations"
* Ran the " Troubleshoot search and indexing" - No problems found.
* Checked-Add-ins. " Windows Search Email Indexer" is UNCHECKED. I can check it; but it immediately goes back to unchecked (whether I restart Outlook or not). ** So this add-in cannot be enabled. **
* Checked the Indexing Services in Control Panel: Programs and Features: Turn Windows Features on/off.
" Windows Search" was checked = ON; " Indexing Services" was not checked = OFF
I tried turning " Windows Search" OFF, Rebooted, Turned it On, Rebuilt Indexes again. No Change.
Checked " Indexing Service" ON; No Change.
** Completely rebuilt PC (Reformat & fresh Win 7 install) **
Exact same situation on the completely rebuilt PC

Current Status:
0 Items left to Index.
" Windows Search Email Indexer" add-in still unchecked/disabled (cannot enable)
Outlook Search returns NO hits at all

Outlook 2010 64bit search is BROKEN. (I've tried just about every fix suggested in the many other threads on this issue !)

Any other Fix recommendations, Please ?

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Yes, I had already tried this and all of the recommendations on the:http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/outlook/thread/1ca99ecf-5a31-4af5-8b3f-48c8112b4546 thread - to no avail.

In fact, I've had so much trouble with 64-bit Outlook that I've just uninstalled it and replaced it with 32-bit. There are NO plug-ins or 3rd party applications (Aug2010) that work with 64-bit yet - and most vendors have no release dates in sight. I also found the Microsoft recommendation (http://blogs.technet.com/b/office2010/archive/2010/02/23/understanding-64-bit-office.aspx) to use 32-bit if you have any need for 3rd party components (WebEx, Salesforce, Adobe, etc...).

Thanks for your help.

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