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How do I make Outlook 2010 use my Windows Contacts?

I don't want to import my Windows Contacts into Outlook 2010, I just want Outlook to use the contacts directly as an addressbook.

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Are you still using Vista? There are no Windows Contacts in Win7. They have been replaced with Windows Live Contacts. You will see them in Outlook when you have installed the Outlook Connector, which allows you to seemlessly use the Windows Live services, like Calendar, Tasks, Contacts and Hotmail.

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No, I'm using Windows 7, and I'm pretty sure Windows Contacts are alive and well. However, I did consider moving my contacts to Windows Live, maybe that's the best option. But would that work when I'm offline?? – Jakob Gade Sep 8 '10 at 8:29
Ah, yes it is still there. The reason that I thought it had gone was because I stopped using it after Windows Live Messenger 9.0 onwards, as it can no longer sync with Windows Live Messenger/Contacts/Hotmail. – paradroid Sep 8 '10 at 8:37
Yes, they will appear in Outlook offline, through the Connector. – paradroid Sep 8 '10 at 8:38
But thanks for the pointer to the Outlook Connector, I think I'll use it to move my contacts to "the cloud" permanently from now on. – Jakob Gade Sep 8 '10 at 8:47

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