Because Office Click-to-Run for Microsoft Office 2010 runs in a virtualized application space, the method for using command–line switches such as /Safe is slightly different.
You have Office 2010 installed by using another method other than Office Click-to-Run.
You want to start Microsoft Word 2010 by using the /a command-line switch. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then click Run.
Locate the folder where Office 2010 is installed, click the Winword.exe file, and then click Open. The path of the Winword.exe file appears enclosed in quotation marks in the Open box. Note The path Of Winword.exe is enclosed in quotation marks.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
In the Open box, reposition the cursor to the right side of the closing quotation mark at the end of the path statement.
Press SPACEBAR, type the switch that you want to use, and then press ENTER.
For example, type the following command together with the quotation marks in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
Note This command starts Microsoft Word and does not load any add-ins or global templates.
More Information on Click-to-Run
Introduction to Office Click-to-Run Office Click-to-Run is a new way for broadband customers to obtain Microsoft Office and to update Office 2010. Office Click-to-Run uses the virtualization and streaming technologies of Microsoft.
Office Click-to-Run Technology Office Click-to-Run products use streaming technology that is similar to watching a video on the web. When you watch a video on the web, you can watch the first part of the video before the whole file is downloaded. Similarly, you can start using Office 2010 before the whole suite or product is downloaded when you use Office Click-to-Run. Therefore, the rest of Office 2010 is being downloaded in the background quietly while you use one part of Office 2010.
Office Click-to-Run products also use Microsoft virtualization technology that stores Office 2010 in virtualized application space. This virtual space separates Office 2010 from the regular file system and from the other applications on your computer. This separation lets Office 2010 coexist together with any existing version of Office that is already installed on your computer. There are also other benefits to Office Click-to-Run. For more information, visit the following Microsoft blog website:
Office Click-to-Run products To download Office Click-to-Run for Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 and for Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010, download the installation files from Microsoft directly.
Note The Office Click-to-Run technology is also used in Microsoft Office Starter 2010.
If Office Click-to-Run does not meet your needs, you can uninstall it, and obtain the MSI-based Office product. To do this, follow these steps:
Uninstall the Office Click-to-Run version of Office 2010 by using Control Panel.
Visit the site where you purchased Office 2010, and sign in by using your Live ID.
Then, click My Account at the top of the home page to access your Office 2010 downloads.
Click Download for the suite you purchased, and then click Advanced Options under Download Now.
A version of Office 2010 is listed that is not an Office Click-to-Run product and that does not require the Q: drive to be available.