Okay... I have office 2007 Pro. My outlook was working fine, I am unsure of when exactly the prob. started. when I tried to update .. got the message:"This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on your computer. Please contact your system administrator." I have installed & since, un-installed both fierfox & chrome(silly nephews talked me into checking them out..)My default browser is IE8. Gone through setting defaults, both ways.No fix. I am worried about messing with my registry though...is that the only way? What if that does not work? and I have jacked up my registry! This is a new PC & I dont want that to happen : ) Is un-installing and re-installing both Office & IE8 an option that will not work ?? I have not done that, obviously.. but I found this forum so thought I would check in to see...HELP!