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I get 'error 1606' when trying to install software

 

This behavior may occur if your workstation points to a remote computer or network location that is not connected. This behavior can also occur if there is an incorrect entry in a registry key or installer folder.

Verify that registry entries do not contain network paths that might be causing this error:

Section 1: Click Start, and then click Run. The Run dialog box opens. In the Open field, type regedit, and then click OK. The Registry Editor opens.

  1. In the Registry Editor, locate the following registry key:
  2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
  3. In the right pane, note the values in the Data column of each entry. If any value contains a drive that is not correct for your computer, right-click the entry and select Modify.
  4. Type the correct drive letter in the Value data field, and click OK. For example, if one of the values is "X:\Documents and Settings\Administrator", the drive letter should be changed to a valid drive on the system, such as “C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator".
  5. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each entry whose Data value contains an incorrect drive.
  6. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for each of the following registry keys:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folder
  7. Close the Registry Editor and run the installation again.


If you have upgraded your computer from Windows 98 Second Edition to Windows XP or from Windows Millennium Edition to Windows XP check the following registry entry:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run. The Run dialog box opens.
  2. In the Open field, type regedit, and click OK. The Registry Editor opens.
  3. In the Registry Editor, locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\
  4. In the right pane of the Registry Editor window, double-click Common Administrative Tools.

 

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