How to reset Outlook to "first run" status

October 2016

How to reset Outlook to "first run" status

In this article you will learn how to reset Outlook to "first run status", which will imply the following changes:
  • All the accounts settings will be deleted from your computer.
  • Upon launching Outlook (after the procedure), the following message will be displayed: "Welcome to Microsoft Outlook".
  • Close Outlook.
  • Press Windows Key + R to display the Run tab.
  • Type regedit and click on OK
  • Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Office/version_number/Outlook/Setup

In the Name list, simply select and delete the following entries:
  • CreateWelcome
  • First-Run
  • Close the registry and restart your PC.

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