Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Running Office from a differnt drive

Last response: in Applications
Share
February 7, 2012 7:24:30 PM

I have a SSD that only has windows 7 on it, all of my other programs (Office, photoshop, winamp...) are on a different HDD. I had to reformat/reinstall windows 7 on my sdd and now I am unable to run Office from my HDD. Most of my other programs (winamp, vlc, games) will run fine from my hdd when i open the exe files, but when I click on excel or word it gives me an error saying the operating system is not configured to run this application. Any thoughts or do I have to reinstall office.

Thanks.
a b $ Windows 7
February 7, 2012 7:35:29 PM

If you reinstall Windows then you have to reinstall most programs. Office is one of them. It doesn't take long.
m
0
l
February 7, 2012 7:45:31 PM

Thanks, just was wondering if there was another way
m
0
l
a c 353 $ Windows 7
February 8, 2012 4:56:39 PM

If the program needs registry keys and user specific files, it will almost always need a full re-installation to work after a new OS installation. Plus any files the app placed in the Windows directory which for some apps is a lot. New .dll files for example.
m
0
l
Related resources
!