Solved: Outlook 2013 immediately closes after Windows 10 upgrade

So ran into this problem that after upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7 Outlook 2013 wouldn’t start anymore. 

Weirdly sadly. When starting Outlook – it starts, but after 2 seconds immediately disappears right when it should start syncing folders. No error message, no nothing. 

How do I investigate? Of course dig into the event viewer to see if any traces of the problem are left behind. And there were – well could you have guessed it before? 

There was a problem with phone companion app right when I was trying to run Outlook. 

phone-companion-activation-error
 
It said that phone companion has failed to activate with an error – the specified module could not be found. 
 
I read from another forum that problems with Apple software might cause Outlook not to start – removed them first – but no help. 
 
After Uninstalling Phone Companion Outlook started with no problems and asked for activation license key. 
 
 
SOLUTION
 
Uninstall phone companion by right clicking the Phone companion icon in Start -> All apps.
 
uninstall-phone-companion
 
Try running outlook again. This solved it for me. 

Post Author: Tom Pai