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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
How sure are you that the uninstall manager removed everything?
The Local Disk Q is added by Softgrid.
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So, I can’t use MS 2010 Beta without internet connection?
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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???
try this link. i couldn’t get rid of the Q drive either or an annoying click 2 run pop up. this got rid of the Q drive and I haven’t seen the pop up yet since doing this. just scroll to the bottom of the page and select the button to remove the 2010 version.
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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?
Heard of autocomplete?
Can’t believe there is still someone in 2011 that doesn’t know a xxxxxxx thing about computers lol.
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.
it realy helpedme………..
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!
I’m glad this came in handy. :)
where can i find the microsft application virtualization desktop client
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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?
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.
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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