I uninstalled iCloud Control Panel 126.96.36.199 ...
Then INSTALLED version 1.1 - found it on another board ...
- version 2 has ONE check box for Outlook that includes "mail, contacts, calendar ..."
- version 1 has SEPARATE check boxes for each item
I suspect that when I was running v2 connected to my Outlook (and it was running FINE) ... I archived ... and this somehow broke the connection to mail, and the entire app refused to "install correctly"
Interestingly, I could NOT successfully re-install v2, even a FRESH install! (maybe something about the icloud pst?)
Anyway ... v1 installed easily, I selected ONLY Contacts for sync, and it worked. I am not interested in reading my iCould email inside Outlook anyway ... if I really need to see iCloud email on my pc, I can use the iCloud.com website.
I have what I want - sync'd contacts between iPhone, iPad and Outlook.
Now ... I am wondering WHY Apple rolled out v2 ...