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Windows 7: Blank/empty drive in Computer (screenshot)

04 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Blank/empty drive in Computer (screenshot)

I picked up an HP 2000 at Office Depot ($350, ftw) for a friend yesterday and have spent last night and this morning getting it set up (personalized and whatnot). Anyway, I had to remove the HP_TOOLS partition (don't worry, I backed up all the data on it into the C drive) in order to add in a Personal_Data partition. But now the computer folder is showing an unexpected guest... his name is Q. Can anyone explain why Q is there?

EDIT: Here is the Disc Management, so you can see that there is, indeed, no Q drive.

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04 Jul 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Kevin,

It's nothing to worry about. It's part of Office 2010 "Click to run" technology. Do you have a beta version of Office 2010 installed?

unknown local disk Q
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04 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

The laptop came with Office 2010 Starter pre-installed. Thanks for letting me know what it is.
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04 Jul 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

You're welcome.
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