What Will Microsoft Office Diagnostics Do?

A friend of mine pointed this out to me, saying it caused him to have a little accident. I think I might have had a similar accident. In Microsoft Outlook 2007 click Help then Office Diagnostics. There is a link at the bottom that says What will Microsoft Office Diagnostics do?

Click that and you will see a web page. See point 4 below.
Access, Excel, PowerPoint, or Word
1. Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Access Options, Excel Options, PowerPoint Options, or Word Options.
2. Click Trust Center, click Advanced Trust Center Settings, and then click Privacy Options.
3. Select the Download a file periodically that helps determine system problems check box.
4. Wait about a week to allow the file to be downloaded, and then run Microsoft Office Diagnostics again.

2 thoughts on “What Will Microsoft Office Diagnostics Do?

  1. Just found this after running diagnostics in Outlook too. I love the specific “wait ABOUT a week”, my concern wasn’t that it’s going to be a big file, just that the file will be downloaded at some indeterminate time in the indeterminate future.
    I’m terrible at waiting for things in the mail, kettles boiling etc., the suspense is gonna kill me…


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