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Can i use Office on a U3 stick?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by march5, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. march5

    march5 Flightless Bird

    I have ab Sandisk Cruzer Micro with 4GB. I added U3 to it. My question is,
    now, you can only run U3 software on the stick. Not even portable ones. U3
    software comes as an *.u3p. It has its own platform to be run on Launchpad.
    Can you convert Office to U3P portablity?
     
  2. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "march5" <march5@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:AC38048F-6401-464E-93D0-0EA922EAE67B@microsoft.com...
    > I have ab Sandisk Cruzer Micro with 4GB. I added U3 to it. My question is,
    > now, you can only run U3 software on the stick. Not even portable ones. U3
    > software comes as an *.u3p. It has its own platform to be run on
    > Launchpad.
    > Can you convert Office to U3P portablity?


    Probably not. The reason, Office software when installed writes an enormous
    amount of data to the Operating System registry which "ties" it to that
    individual computer. Without that information available to the program it
    will fail to run.

    From one support site for U3 "U3 works best for simple programs and
    applications with few support files that are U3-aware, or at least rely
    minimally on Windows Registry, so that the apps can take full advantage of
    U3 platform, although you can add as many supporting DLLs and other EXEs as
    you need."

    Note the phrase rely minimally on Windows Registry. If you can get it to
    work great but don't bet the farm on it.
     
  3. Rojo Habe

    Rojo Habe Flightless Bird

    Officially no, although I daresay if you google around you'll find someone
    who's ported it illegally.

    Or you could try Sun's OpenOffice from here:

    http://software.u3.com/Product_Details.aspx?productId=109

    which is perfectly legal, totally free and compatible with all versions of
    Office.



    "march5" <march5@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:AC38048F-6401-464E-93D0-0EA922EAE67B@microsoft.com...
    >I have ab Sandisk Cruzer Micro with 4GB. I added U3 to it. My question is,
    > now, you can only run U3 software on the stick. Not even portable ones. U3
    > software comes as an *.u3p. It has its own platform to be run on
    > Launchpad.
    > Can you convert Office to U3P portablity?
     
  4. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    No


    "march5" <march5@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:AC38048F-6401-464E-93D0-0EA922EAE67B@microsoft.com...
    > I have ab Sandisk Cruzer Micro with 4GB. I added U3 to it. My question is,
    > now, you can only run U3 software on the stick. Not even portable ones. U3
    > software comes as an *.u3p. It has its own platform to be run on
    > Launchpad.
    > Can you convert Office to U3P portablity?
     

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