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.
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.