MS Office Installation Error 1401, 1402 and 1406 is very popular among the Office User. This error code appears when you try to install Office 2010 or Office Pro Plus 2013. In this article, I will show you some awesome way to fix this error. You may get one of the following error when installing MS Office on your PC.
Error 1402: Setup cannot open Registry Key
Error 1406: Setup cannot write the value to the registry key
Error 1402: Verify that you have sufficient permissions to access the registry or contact Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) for assistance.
Method 1: Fix Using Advanced System Repair Tool
Windows Registry is a very important file for windows that keeps information of all the installed software, hardware, and drivers. If this file gets damaged or corrupted then you might face MS Office Installation Error 1401, 1402 and 1406 – Setup cannot create Registry Key Error. In order to fix this issue, download this following tool and fix Registry problems.
Download and Install Advanced System Repair Tool and scan your PC. It has the large database with 25 million of files. It will find all the damaged or deleted system files and reinstall them with the fresh one. After, optimizing with Advanced System Repair Tool, try to install windows update again.
Method 2: Give Administrative Permission
Step 1: Restart Your PC and login as Administrator.
Step 2: Open Registry Editor. Press Windows Key + R to open Run dialog box. Type regedit.exe and press enter. It will open Registry Editor.
Step 3: Go to the location that error message is showing and right click on the key and select Set permission to everyone.
Method 3: Download Administrative Command Prompt
Microsoft itself released a command line tool SubInAcl that enables the administrator to obtain security information like files, registry keys, services etc. Download this tool and copy SUBINACLE.EXE into /Windows/System 32 folder.
Now open notepad and paste following command in it and save with .bat extension.
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /setowner=administrators
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /setowner=administrators
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /setowner=administrators
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
Method 4: Install in clean boot mode
Clean Boot state is an ultimate way to avoid so many errors during installation. Actually, when you install so many software and drivers, then some of the important system files get replaced, damaged or occupied by recently installed software. In this situation when you install MS Office or MS Office components, it finds for dependency files and if not found then it starts throwing Office Error 1401, 1402, 1406. In clean boot mode, most of the third party drivers and software are disabled so you can easily install software. Here is a detailed guide to start Windows in clean boot mode with step by step screenshot.
In this article, I tried to explain how you can fix MS Office Installation Error 1401, 1402 and 1406 – Setup cannot create Registry Key. If you find more ways to fix this error please share your tricks in the comments so another user can be benefited from your comments.