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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Error 1406: Setup cannot write the value to the registry key

When installing a Microsoft Product, for example, Microsoft Office 2013, just about when the install has completed, it pops up an error:

            Error 1406: Setup cannot write the value to the registry key
This as it turns out is quite simple. While the error text tells you to grant permissions to the Registry key, that won't work. Instead, it means setup was started without using "Run as administrator".

To correct, uninstall the package (reboot if necessary) then when starting up Setup.exe, right click and choose 'Run as administrator' - issue solved!

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