I'm running Windows 7 or Windows 8; what changes should I expect when using Business Contact Manager for Outlook?

Business Contact Manager for Outlook has been designed and tested to perform well on Windows 7 and Windows 8 but there are minor changes that could affect how you use Business Contact Manager for Outlook. The differences are primarily from increased security features built into the newer operating systems. The effects on Business Contact Manager for Outlook are the same in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

For more information about how Windows 7 and Windows 8 work in general, on the Start menu, click Help and Support.

The following list describes issues specific to setting up and using Business Contact Manager for Outlook for Windows 7 and Windows 8.

I am asked to log on as an administrator before I can perform several actions, including granting permissions to new users, or managing a database

If you plan to share your database with other users or restore a backed-up database, ask the administrator on your computer to add you to the Administrators group.

If you are the administrator, you must run Outlook as an administrator

On a 32-bit operating system

  1. In Outlook, on the File menu, click Exit.

  2. Click the Start button, and then click Computer.

  3. In Windows Explorer, click the drive on which you installed Office 2010 (this is most commonly drive C), to explore your hard drive.

  4. Click Program Files (x86), and then click Microsoft Office.

  5. In the Microsoft Office window, click Office 14.

  6. Right-click the Outlook icon, and then click Run as Administrator.

    On a 64-bit operating system

  7. In Outlook, on the File menu, click Exit.

  8. Click the Start button, and then click Computer.

  9. In Windows Explorer, click the drive on which you installed Office 2010 (this is most commonly drive C), to explore your hard drive.

  10. Click Program Files, and then click Microsoft Office.

  11. In the Microsoft Office window, click Office 14.

  12. Right-click the Outlook icon, and then click Run as Administrator.

How can I tell if my operating system is 32-bit or 64-bit?

The System Information window indicates whether your system is 32-bit or 64-bit. Open the window from the Control Panel.

  1. Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.

  2. In Classic View, double-click System.

  3. Look for the System type information in the System section of the window.

You can now perform all administrator tasks in Outlook, including restoring a Business Contact Manager database.

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