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« on: July 22, 2012, 08:51:52 PM »

Having recently picked up a new laptop, I already backed up my Windows 7 OS on a flash drive.  However, now that I've downloaded a free copy of MS Office 2010 Professional Plus through my university I was hoping to back that installation up as well in case of an HD failure.  Is there a way to save an installation backup of MS Office onto a flash drive like my Windows 7 OS?

Also, my laptop does not have a CD/DVD drive, so ordering a backup disc isn't a preferred option.  I was hoping to create my own backup from what has already been installed, if possible of course.
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012, 05:40:18 PM »

Your best bet is just to copy the installer file to the drive and then reinstall if/when required.

Unless the Windows architecture has changed drastically in the past few years, backing up full installs of specific apps just isn't really possible.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012, 06:42:33 PM »

You may try downloading the trial version here - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ee390818.aspx

Then register it with your product key.  This works with some MS products - not sure if this is one of them though.
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