Even though being easy, few things may not turn up in the way you expect them to be and this may be in the case of MS Office installation. You may bump into few troubles some time while installing the MS Office on your device and you may need the help of experts. Many times it becomes difficult for the non-tech people to deal with the issue they face while interacting with their device. To help you in overcoming your digital life challenges, you may always ask the experts for support. If you also encounter with MS Office error 1401, 1402 or 1406 while installing or opening any Office application or document after installation, here is the guide for assisting you to counter the issue.
Here are the possible errors you may end up, let’s have a look what do they signify:
Error code 1401:The setup can’t create Registry Key
Error code 1402: The setup can’t open Registry Key
Error code 1406: That the setup can’t write the value to the registry key
These are the error messages list registry sub key that is responsible for triggering the error.
You may receive the following error message if you try to open and run the program after installation:
“Microsoft program is not installed for the current user. Please run setup to install the application.
Note: The program placeholder shows the name of the Office program that you are trying to start.”
It is very annoying to get stuck because of the above mentioned errors and you may feel the need of helping hand in taking care of the issue. But before deciding to ask the experts for support, here are few easy fixes that you may try if they work for you.
One of the following methods can be helpful to resolve the problem so let’s go through the document how to Fix Microsoft Error Code 1401, 1402, or 1403?
Solution # 1:
- Disable any third-party application that is not allowing to install Office successfully.
- After disabling the conflicting application, in the Office installation Error 1406 dialog box, click Retry.
- Complete the Office.com/Setup and then restart the computer.
Solution # 2:
Run the Office Setup in “Clean Boot” state as it will disable third-party applications that may be denying access to the registry sub key.
To perform a Clean Boot in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10, follow these steps:
- Click the Start Button and type msconfig in search field.
- Click on System Configuration or msconfig.
- After last step, System Configuration dialog box will open. Select the check box Hide all Microsoft services and then, click Disable all.
- In the System Configuration dialog box, click the Startup tab.
- Click Open Task Manager and go on the Startup tab there.
- Select startup items and click on Disable button.
- Close Task Manager.
- On the System Configuration dialog box click OK on its Startup tab.
- Restart your computer.
Solution # 3:
If there is any corrupted license file, it may also be responsible for activation problems. In this case, uninstalling or reinstalling the Office product may not fix the issue because when you remove the Office product, the license file is there. And when you reinstall the product again, the license file is not overwritten. So you need to delete the license file if the file is corrupted. Here are the methods that you can use:
Note: As Office 2010 does not use the OPA license file, so this method does not apply to it.
Delete the license file manually by following below steps:
- Log on to your computer as the Administrator.
- Run Microsoft Windows Explorer.
- Head to Organize menu > Click Folder and search options.
- Click on View tab.
- Access Hidden files and folders by clicking Show hidden files, folders, and drives.
- Click check box to clear it for Hiding extensions for known file types.
- Click to clear the check box Hide protected operating system file (Recommended) and then click OK.
- On the Warning dialog box, click Yes.
- Open C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Office\Data\
- If you are using Office 2007, right-click Opa12.dat.
- Click > Properties.
- Click > Security tab > Advanced > Permission tab.
- In the Permission entries list, select Everyone and then click Edit.
- Select the Full Control check box.
- Click on OK (four times).
If the problem still persists, delete the Opa12.dat (C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Office\Data) and restart MS Office 2007.
If you still facing trouble, kindly contact the office.com/setup support team to get expert advice on your issues.