Fix Error 1706 MS Office – Setup Cannot Find the Required Files

Error Code 1706 belongs to MS Office Installation. You may get this error in Office 2003, Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2013 and Office 2016. When you Insert a Microsoft Office CD-ROM, either to repair an Office Installation or to install a feature set to Installed on First Use, You may receive the following error message.

Error 1706. Setup cannot find the required files. Check your connection to the network, or CD-ROM drive. For other potential solutions to this problem, see C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\1033\Setup.hlp.

Fix it Using Advanced System Repair Tool

The most of the common reason behind MS Office Error 1706 is corrupted or damaged system files like dll files, exe files, sys files etc. There are thousands of tiny system files are there that work specific task. If one of the files gets replaced, deleted or damaged then you may get MS Office Error 1706.

Windows is made with huge number of dll files, exe files, sys files, various types of services, databases, etc so, it is not possible to keep monitoring all the files always. A brilliant PC Optimizer tool repairs damages, fix errors, update windows and drivers, and eliminate various types of errors silently.

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Download and Install Advanced System Repair Tool and scan your PC. It has the large database with 25 millions 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 MS Office Installation again.


There are also various reasons by which this error may occur. Some of them are listed below.

1. You originally installed office from a network administrative installation.
2. The network administrative installation is no longer available to you.
3. You are trying to use an Office CD-ROM when you are prompted by the Windows Installer for an Office source location.
4. You click Cancel when you are prompted to insert the CD.


You can fix this error yourself using following methods.

Step 1: First MS Office Installation Disk into CD-ROM.
Step 2: Open Run Dialog box and type following command and click OK.

CD-ROM drive:\Setup /a
where CD-ROM is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive.

Step 3: Now, specify the location in hard drive, where you want to install MS Office. Type Product Key and Click OK.
Step 4: Click OK when the installation is finished.
Step 5: Follow the steps listed in the “Use an Alternative Network Administrative Installation” section to change the Office source file location to the administrative installation on your local hard disk.

You can also reinstall MS Office in order to remove 1706 error code. It has been observed that after upgrading windows 7/8/8.1 to Windows 10, this error appears in MS Office. The reason is when you upgrade your windows the installed driver also need to be updated. You must update all the drivers and software, installed on your PC. It might be difficult to find entire outdated driver manually so it is recommended to use Advanced System Repair Tool as 1706 Repair Tool.

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