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Windows 7: Drive Q!

27 Jul 2013   #1
Linux Vista

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - BIT!
 
 
Drive Q!

A hard drive has appeared after running Office Starter! Cannot be deleted! Believe me, I've tried! It is annoying! What should I do, guys!?!?




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27 Jul 2013   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I believe that is a virtual drive created by MS Office
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27 Jul 2013   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Yep, the Q drive is part of Office. Office Starter To-Go uses the Office Click-to-Run technology that must use a virtual application drive. This virtual application drive is why you have the Q: drive.

An overview of Microsoft Office Click-to-Run for Office 2010
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27 Jul 2013   #4
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

It is required by Office for Click-to-run.

An overview of Microsoft Office Click-to-Run for Office 2010
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27 Jul 2013   #5
Linux Vista

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - BIT!
 
 

I know.... BUT, how to remove the drive? It's an eyesore....
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27 Jul 2013   #6
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Sounds like you want the MSI-based product, not a Click-to-Run.
In the links you were given it states:
Quote:
What if Office Click-to-Run does not meet my needs? How can I obtain the traditional MSI-based installation for Office Home and Student 2010 or Office Home and Business 2010?

If Office Click-to-Run does not meet your needs, you can uninstall it, and obtain the MSI-based Office product. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Uninstall the Office Click-to-Run version of Office 2010 by using Control Panel.
  2. Visit the site where you purchased Office 2010, and sign in by using your Live ID.
  3. Then, click My Account at the top of the home page to access your Office 2010 downloads.
  4. Click Download for the suite you purchased, and then click Advanced Options under Download Now.
    A version of Office 2010 is listed that is not an Office Click-to-Run product and that does not require the Q: drive to be available.
Source: An overview of Microsoft Office Click-to-Run for Office 2010
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27 Jul 2013   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linux Vista View Post
I know.... BUT, how to remove the drive? It's an eyesore....
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Sounds like you want the MSI-based product, not a Click-to-Run.
In the links you were given it states:
Quote:
What if Office Click-to-Run does not meet my needs? How can I obtain the traditional MSI-based installation for Office Home and Student 2010 or Office Home and Business 2010?

If Office Click-to-Run does not meet your needs, you can uninstall it, and obtain the MSI-based Office product. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Uninstall the Office Click-to-Run version of Office 2010 by using Control Panel.
  2. Visit the site where you purchased Office 2010, and sign in by using your Live ID.
  3. Then, click My Account at the top of the home page to access your Office 2010 downloads.
  4. Click Download for the suite you purchased, and then click Advanced Options under Download Now.
    A version of Office 2010 is listed that is not an Office Click-to-Run product and that does not require the Q: drive to be available.
Source: An overview of Microsoft Office Click-to-Run for Office 2010
In addition, to uninstall the Click-to-Run Office.

Update, repair, or uninstall Office Click-to-Run products - Excel - Office.com
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27 Jul 2013   #8
Linux Vista

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - BIT!
 
 

If, I wanna continue using Click - To - Run version, so, the drive has to be there? Office needs it, to work? Am I understanding this correctly?
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28 Jul 2013   #9
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linux Vista View Post
If, I wanna continue using Click - To - Run version, so, the drive has to be there? Office needs it, to work? Am I understanding this correctly?
Yes it must be there for Office with Click-to-run to work.
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28 Jul 2013   #10
Linux Vista

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - BIT!
 
 

Okay, guys! Marked as solved, for now....
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