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Can I load Office on my secondary hard drive?

by PPD4195 / August 14, 2007 12:29 PM PDT

And leave it there when I do a fresh install of my OS, not having to reinstall Office?

Just curious if I could make it one less step every time I do a system reload or upgrade...I **** around with my system a lot Happy

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No, you can't.
by Kees Bakker / August 14, 2007 4:55 PM PDT

Install of Office heavily changes the registry, and that's on your hard disk.

Why not buy Acronis True Image and make an 'image' of your whole system with everything included? That's one operation to put the whole thing back as it was.

Kees

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Wouldn't reinstalling the whole image...
by Khornight / August 16, 2007 4:22 AM PDT
In reply to: No, you can't.

Defeat the whole point of reinstalling the O/S?

Which brings me to my next question... why do you keep reinstalling the O/S?

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You could try copying the entire Office CD to the
by VAPCMD / August 15, 2007 11:37 AM PDT

second HDD for quicker installs. I haven't tried doing that with Office personally but have done with other program CDs. I copied the MS Bookshelf CD to an internal HDD, ran the install program and use Bookshelf regularly without CD.

Let us know.

VAPCMD

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I have a feeling the office cd needs to be on a cd...
by Khornight / August 16, 2007 4:25 AM PDT

Copy protection, doesn't let you install except from the CD... at least I'm certain that was the case circa 2001...

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