I am wondering if it has to do with 'click to run' MS OFFICE that comes with W7. You know ... the Q: drive thing. (I never understood very well how that worked). I do have it installed ... with the Q: and all.
It is kinda goofy the way it is deployed. Activating it results in a 'virtual' drive Q: and one can supposedly create a thumb drive and literally carry it from W7 computer to W7 computer. Free gift to Students ... more or less. It is listed in W7 programs as Microsoft Office 2010 before it is installed. The result is this odd Q: but you get a decent Word and Excel out of it.