Cannot Synchronize Outlook To Windows Live Hotmail Account

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I just got a new PC (Win7 Pro) and set up Outlook 2007 with my 5 Hotmail accounts and got them all synchronized. It was a beautiful thing. Then I was unexpectedly sent away on business for a month. When I came back and tried to sync my accounts I received the following error message for each account:

"Cannot synchronize Outlook to Windows Live Hotmail account.

No new e-mail messages will be received for the Windows Live Hotmail account until the synchronization configuration is repaired.

Synchronization configuration can be automatically repaired, but requires downloading all of your messages which might take a while. Any item not synchronized will be saved in the Sync Issues folder.

Do you want to automatically repair the synchronization configuration?"

If I click OK, I'll have to go through the arduous process of re-downloading ALL my messages, which will take years if not decades. :p

I have tried the MS suggested workaround of logging into the accounts using a browser and marking all of the missing messages as unread or flagging them, but this has not worked.

Does anyone know if there is another possible solution? I really want to avoid starting from scratch if possible.

Thanks!
 
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