Office 2010 Beta adds Local Disk (Q:) to the system

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23 responses to “Office 2010 Beta adds Local Disk (Q:) to the system

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  2. yeh ok so we know now, but after uninstalling it via an uninstall manager that deletes all reg files belonging to office 2010 i still get that error….how do i remove it

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  4. Aarowaim

    So, I can’t use MS 2010 Beta without internet connection?

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  7. Bob

    Thanks for the info. After uninstalling Office 2010 beta and click to run, I still have a Q drive which is still inaccessible. I cannot download a new Office 2010 because the drive is inaccessible. Can’t take it off, can’t use it. I am really starting to hate this new software. I cna’t even get rid of Q through disk management (no ability to “remove” or do anything else to Q for that matter). Maybe I need a superadministrator privilege???

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  9. TERRI

    HOW IN THE WORLD DID YOU GET MY NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS WITHOUT ME GIVING IT? I CAME HERE LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER AND THEN I FIND MY NAME ALREADY TYPED IN ALONG WITH MY EMAIL. I’VE NEVER BEEN TO THIS SITE BEFORE…SO WHAT IS GOING ON?

  10. wtf

    Can’t believe there is still someone in 2011 that doesn’t know a xxxxxxx thing about computers lol.

  11. Here’s the way to remove the Q. Go to your Ctrl Panel & remove “Microsoft Office Click-to-Run 2010” from Add/Remove Programs. TADA! No more Q.

  12. THANK YOU! I had a similar problem on our work computers. We didn’t have Office 2010 beta installed (it was the full version), but there was still a “ghost” drive, though for us it was a V: drive (perhaps because our Q: drive was already mapped to a network drive?). I could not for the life of me figure out where that drive came from or how to remove it. Then I stumbled upon your post, which explained what it was. The helpful comments led me to removing it. Uninstalling Office 2010 didn’t work, but there was another application listed in Programs and Features: Microsoft Application Virtualization Desktop Client. I uninstalled that, and the drive went away. Hooray!

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  15. Tag

    Just so I understand this. Deleting the Q drive will make the access to Office from remote computers unavailable but Office will work well on my computer?

    Thank you.

    • Well, if you delete it, then the portability of office applications may be impacted. The steps I provided is to simply hide it from sight.

      • Tag

        Thank you for response. I discovered, after I left my message, that the ‘Q:” drive has the Lenovo quick start system in case of a crash. Sorry for the error and I appreciate your responsiveness.

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