How to resolve error code(s) ‘1401’ ‘1402’ ‘1406’ during or at the end of Microsoft Office program installation process

If when installing Microsoft Office program, and you receive one of the following error messages during or at the end of the installation process ‘Error 1401: Setup cannot create Registry Key’ ‘Error 1402: Setup cannot open Registry Key’ ‘Error 1406: Setup cannot write the value to the registry key’, then this article may interest you.

After the installation, you may receive the following error message when you try to start your Office program: Microsoft program has not been installed for the current user. Please run setup to install the application.

Note: Program is the name of the Office program that you are trying to start.

This issue may occur if one of the following scenarios is true:
– The user who is installing the program, or the user who is opening the program or file does not have sufficient permissions to modify sections of the registry that is required to perform the action. The permission for the Everyone group of the registry subkey noted in the error message is not set to Full Control.

– There is a third-party application on the system that is denying the required access to the registry subkey. In most cases, this behavior is caused by WebRoot Spysweeper.

– The nonadministrative user accounts on the computer do not have permission to modify specific files that are used by the Office 2003 Setup program or the Office XP Setup program. These files are used by the Office 2003 Setup program or the Office XP Setup program to register different accounts for access to the Office programs.

To resolve this issue, check out Microsoft KB838687.


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