Microsoft Outlook blocks access to URL links

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  1.    08 Aug 2017 #11

    As a small 'test' as I thought that the 'problem' of being blocked by Outlook from opening a URL/Link to the Web might be resolved by trying a System Restore.

    So I then went to a Restore Point that was before this 'trouble' began and ran the Restore function.

    After what seemed like a long time the laptop booted up and I signed in, and then got presented with the following message.........

    The System Restore Picture hopefully will appear here?
    No it won't!!!
    Running a Preview it's stuck it at the bottom.

    I then disconnected from the Internet, rebooted the laptop and Shut Down both the Zone Alarm Antivirus and Firewall, and ran the System Restore function again.

    When it finished and the laptop reset and I once again signed in...........

    I got the same message as before in that it had once again failed!

    The Restore 'error' namely (0x80070005) I also get coming up when I close/shut down, but I haven't got a clue what it refers to!

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  2.    09 Aug 2017 #12

    While I found this link using a Google Search and having read it I then modified the registry to what Microsoft advised, saved it, closed down and re-booted.
    The 'problem' had NOT been resolved.
    My only course of action left was to go back to a Backup Image of the Laptop HDD and Restore that which I did having saved a bunch of up-todate files before I did, like Browser Bookmarks/Passwords and emails.
    After the Restore the 'blocking' was resolved.
    I did look at the Registry and it also looked different to what I had, but at last I have a result.

    So next up is a NEW Backup of the Laptop HDD as all is running OK.
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  3. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       09 Aug 2017 #13

    Great. You will have to manage the updates quite closely as they will all want to re-install.

    Excellent that you have a backup, not many people do.

    We also recommend, whenever we can, that people look into Macrium Reflect. Free and reliable.
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  4.    09 Aug 2017 #14

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Great. You will have to manage the updates quite closely as they will all want to re-install.
    Excellent that you have a backup, not many people do.
    We also recommend, whenever we can, that people look into Macrium Reflect. Free and reliable.
    All the required updates for Anti Virus and Malware have been carried out.

    Previous to 3 weeks ago I turned OFF 'Windows Update' for a very long time, on the basis that: 'If it ain't broke, then don't fix it' and I had an excellent running Laptop.
    I think it was turned off for over 6 months!

    I then ran Windows Update and updated everything that needed it while I was very surprised that a lot of friends running WIN 10 had experienced horrendous problems when the Updates arrived.

    The Update for me ran overnight and everything went in 1st time with no errors.

    I do get the impression now that Microsoft are 'using' the community as cheap labour to perform a lot of their 'Testing' before another BIG Update is released!

    'Marketing want it released by such a date before the competition gets theirs out!!!' So Clear, Complete, Concise & Full Testing is forgotten!
    Sad really when you put so much faith in the reliability of the product.

    While finally.......

    I have been using Macrium Reflect Free Edition for a very long time and would recommend it to anyone!
    It has pulled me out of the 'Brown & Smelly' on a few occasions, where instead of spending a very long time in rebuilding my HDD, I am back up and running again in as little over 30 Minutes!

    After I finally go this lot 'sorted' the first move was an IMAGE BACKUP with Macrium!

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