Outlook 2010 Safe Mode Error

Outlook 2010 Safe Mode Error

outlook 2010 loading in safe mode

With the latest patch released by Microsoft (12/08/15) we are met with a set of Outlook 2010 errors and issues.  The largest issue causes outlook users to be stuck in safe mode. After you install this update, Outlook 2010 may start only in safe mode. If this issue occurs, uninstall the update and make sure you restart your computer. They have since recalled their patch and apologized. It is a simple fix, but a very important one. We wrote out some very basic instructions to remove it from Windows 7.

  1. Close Outlook
  2. Go to Start, navigate to your control panel using your search.
  3. Search for programs and features in control panel.
  4. In the programs and features window, to the left look for the view installed updates text in blue.
    1. Select View installed updates
    2. In the list of updates, locate and select update ‘outlook 2010 (KB3114409)’
    3. then select Uninstall
  5. Restart your computer

This will fix the issue for Outlook 2010. Microsoft has released a new version that contains the fix for this issue as well as the fixes listed below is available from KB3114560. Let us know if you are still experiencing issue since Tuesday’s update by commenting below.  Office 2010 will reach its end of support on October 13, 2020. If you haven’t already begun to upgrade your Office 2010 environment, we recommend you start now.


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