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Encountered this error while setting up Office on a virtual machine today, I am trying to installed the 32bit version of Outlook.

This is a fresh VM install so I know outlook is not already installed but I have verified this to make sure no light versions of outlook came preinstalled.

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It turns out the issue was because I had already installed the Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1 for Software Developement testing, for some reason this blocks the installation of outlook.

Opening Programs and Features and uninstalling the Collaboration and Data Objects allowed the installation of Outlook to proceed.

The Collaboration and Data Objects could not be reinstalled after the installation of Outlook, it seems they do not play well together.

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