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MS office from an external hard drive?

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#1 MobileMania


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Posted 01 August 2010 - 02:48 PM

hey all! I need to know can I copy and paste all files related to MS Office from my internal hard drive, remove MS Office from there and use it as normal on the external hard drive, without using the install wizard and just copying and pasting all the files. Thanks


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Posted 01 August 2010 - 03:57 PM

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 12:24 PM

I really don't see why not. I have seen 2gig Windows XP based on a USB. If an OS can do it, why not MS Office? :P

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 05:49 PM

You would have to install it there.... not copy/paste it.
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 08:17 PM

If the intention is to plug the drive into any computer and use Office, then NO you cannot, it is absolutely impossible. Even if it was technically possible, Microsoft would break it for licensing reasons. For a product the size of Office there are probably tens of thousands of changes made to the registry and system files when it is installed. The point being, Office has to be installed to function. And where the files are installed to is just one small portion of that.

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