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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Using Office 2010 Starter-To-Go

A useful feature included with Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition is “Starter To-Go”. It allows you to install a version of Microsoft Office (with the limited functionality) on a USB flash drive. The drive can then be plugged into another Windows Vista or Windows 7 computer when the user is away from their primary computer. Word and Excel documents can be created and edited on that computer, whether or not it had Microsoft Office already installed on it.

To set up the installation of Office Starter To-Go to a USB flash drive, take the following steps:
  1. From the Start menu, under Microsoft Office Starter - Office 2010 Tools, Click on Microsoft Office Starter To-Go Device Manager.
    • It is necessary to have a USB flash drive connected with at least 393 MB of available storage space. The computer also needs to be connected to the Internet to download the necessary files.
  2. Click on the Start button at the bottom of the Starter To-Go Device Manger window.

  3. Select the device you wish to install the files on and click on the Install button. When the installation is complete, you can select Create another device or Close.

  4. To launch the application from the USB Flash Drive, double-click on the Microsoft Office Starter 2010 icon from the flash drive. (Alternatively, you can click on Microsoft Office starter from the auto-run option list when you plug in the drive). This will open a window from which you can select Excel or Word.

  5. Opening it for the first time, you will see a message installing prerequisites after which the selected program should open with the message Starting Microsoft Office Click to Run. Accept the license agreement.
  6. You can then begin to use the application.
  7. When you are finished using Office 2010 Starter To-Go on the other computer , you can close the To-Go application by right clicking on the Office icon in the system tray and clicking Close.

System Requirements:
  • Operating system: The computer the flash drive is connected to must be running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or Windows 7, 32-bit or 64-bit version. If installed on an earlier version of Windows, the following error message will appear: “The application package on this device is corrupt. Repair your device using the Microsoft Office Starter To-Go Device Manager”
  • A network connection is required during the process of setting up the To-Go device. If no network connection is available, the following error will appear: “The application package on this device is corrupt. Repair your device using the Microsoft Office Starter To-Go Device Manger”.
  • A minimum of 393 MB of storage space is required on the flash drive, but more is recommended to allow for updates.
The device will have the Office 2010 logo when viewed in Computer. It will also be listed in the Auto-run window.

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