However, you prefer to use the traditional account dialog box to configure new accounts in Outlook 2016, as shown in the following screen shot.
To disable the Simplified Account Creation dialog box in Outlook 2016 and to use the traditional account dialog box instead, follow these steps.
Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.
- Exit Outlook.
- Start Registry Editor. To do this, use one of the following procedures, as appropriate for your version of Windows.
- Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8: Press Windows Key + R to open a Run dialog box. Type regedit.exe, and then click OK.
- Windows 7: Click Start, type regedit.exe in the search box, and then press Enter.
- In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following subkey in the registry:
- After you select the key that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Type DisableOffice365SimplifiedAccountCreation, and then press Enter.
- Right-click DisableOffice365SimplifiedAccountCreation, and then click Modify.
- In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
- On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.
To see the account that you're signed in with, click File, click Office Account, and then view your User Information.
Article ID: 3189194 - Last Review: Sep 9, 2016 - Revision: 1