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Justin James
Justin James

It was posted on Monday. I love the new interface, but it is visibly slower. It got a lot faster once Desktop Search had done its magic, which took forever (3+ GB of Outlook PST files, just for starters!), but it is still slow. J.Ja

Steven S. Warren
Steven S. Warren

Once I archived my older email, I saw a significant speed improvement. How big is your .pst file? Best, Steven

Justin James
Justin James

Steve - My day-to-day email file is about 500 MB, and my archived email is 6.6 GB (I thought it was only 3 or 4 GB). I've been auto archiving for nearly a year now. Office 12 is SLOW, no way around it, period, end of story. Word is slow. Excel is slow. The menus in particular are slow. It is slow. Do I like it? Sure. And when I put the E6600 PC together next week, I am sure I will not notice. But on a Sempron 3300+, 1 GB RAM, which is on par with a typical business user's computer, it is slow. Then again, Office 2003 was slow for me in 2004, and Office 2000 was slow for me in 2001. I am sure that in 2017, I will be saying "Gee, Office 2013 was fast, but Office 2017 is slow." :) Could be worse, I remember sticking all 40+ floppies in, one at a time, to get Office 4.3 on my 486... and needed a compressed MS-DOS 6.22 (now, *without* Stacker technology!) just for the bloody HELP FILES, because my 405 MB drive was nearly filled with the help files otherwise. J.Ja

Steven S. Warren
Steven S. Warren

My machine is not typical. I run heavy virtualization and have 2 GB of RAM. I have no issues whatsoever but if I load it on another laptop with 800 mb of RAM, I see your point.

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